Jaruco, an innovative 90′ sportfish who’s build was facilitated by Riggs Yacht Sales, has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards! Jaruco was named a finalist in the Game Changer category for her ultra-strong and lightweight titanium propeller shafts. The Game Changer is Boat International’s newest award category and provides an enhanced focus on innovation looking at ecological design and operation along with new materials, technology and processes.
Jarrett Bay used titanium in several large applications during the build of Jaruco. Her massive 30-foot propeller shaft were constructed with titanium, saving more than a thousand pounds over conventional shafts. Titanium is low density, high strength, and resistant to corrosion in salt water.