The Jupiter Marine 38 HFS is for serious big-game pursuits and high performance while underway. Built in Palmetto, Florida, the 38 HFS (Hybrid Forward Seating) measures 38 feet, 2 inches long and is Jupiter Marine’s largest center console. A 53-gallon livewell is located behind the helm seats, giving anglers more fishing room in the cockpit. The transom is designed to accommodate a unique fold-out optional stern seat, and port and starboard side lockers offer storage for life jackets and safety gear. The Jupiter 38 HFS has seven insulated deck compartments, including two 104-gallon macerated fish boxes, storage boxes under each seat module, one large compartment forward of the console, and two large draining lockable rod storage boxes in the deck.
The center console includes standard features such as a large dash for today’s big-screen electronics, an electric head and sink in the console, and a cooler under an extended lounge forward of the console. Custom configurations can include twin livewells built into the transom. Engine options range from twin Yamaha F350 outboards, triple Yamaha F300 Outboards, and triple Yamaha F350 outboards—the maximum that push the Jupiter 38 HFS to approximately 69 mph at top speed. Standard fuel capacity is 320 gallons but can be increased up to 480 gallons as an option to extend the range. (941) 729-5000; jupitermarine.com
By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2014