Vessel Owner: Ron & Carolyn Zarrella
Captain and Crew: Jim Taylor, David Abramski, Pat O'Connor,
Vessel Designer: Jim Taylor
Vessel Builder: Brooklin Boatyard
Vessel Model: Taylor 49
Vessel Type: Sloop
Year Built: 2017
LOA: 49' Beam: 11.7''
Ron & Carolyn Zarrella launched s/y Blackfish (Taylor 49′) in 2017, six months after their wedding. Built by Brooklin Boat Yard in Brooklin, ME and designed by Jim Taylor of Marblehead, MA her homeport is Nantucket, MA where the Zarrella’s are summer residents. Blackfish has competed successfully in the CYOA New England Series (formerly Panerai Series) in the Spirit of Tradition Class and has accumulated mostly podium finishes. She was the overall series Class winner in 2019. While Blackfish has a modern keel, rudder and carbon fiber mast (faux painted), designer Jim Taylor is proud that she accomplishes what she was specified to do and be: drop-dead gorgeous above and a race boat below.