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[[File:Reefer-GTAIII-front.jpg|thumb|right|280px|A Reefer in GTA III.]]
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{{Infobox vehicle
The '''Reefer''' is a recurring boat introduced in [[Grand Theft Auto III]]. To date, the Reefer has appeared in the following games:
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| name = Reefer
 
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| front_image = Reefer-GTAIII-front.jpg
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
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* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
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| caption = A Reefer in GTA III
* [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
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| vehicle_type = Civilian watercraft
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
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| body_style = Fishing/shipping boat
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
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| capacity = 1 skipper
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
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| game_1 = GTA III
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]
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| game_2 = GTA Vice City
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| game_3 = GTA San Andreas
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| game_4 = GTA Liberty City Stories
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| game_5 = GTA Vice City Stories
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| game_6 = GTA IV
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| game_7 = GTA Chinatown Wars
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}}
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The '''Reefer''' is a recurring boat introduced in [[Grand Theft Auto III]].
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Based on a common shipping and fishing vessel, the Reefer is a slow yet durable fishing boat that can be obtained by a dock or on the water. Its name is a reference to the slang for [[:wp:Marijuana|marijuana plant]]. In addition to being slow, it can hold only one passenger despite its large size. It is also a very poor choice of vehicle in a police chase because it will be quickly destroyed by police boats and lacks the speed or maneuverability to evade them.
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=== Design ===
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Based on a common shipping and fishing vessel, the Reefer is a slow yet durable fishing boat that can be obtained from a dock or on the water.
  
In GTA IV it has a plank on the front, which is exactly the same as the one found on the Orca in the movie ''[[:wp:Jaws (film)|Jaws]]''. Also, unlike the previous renditions of the Reefer, the player can climb upon the roof of the cabin. The Reefer is not recommended for online play in GTA IV due to its slow speed which makes it an easy target for enemy machine guns or rocket launchers.
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Over the course of the series, the boat would be outfitted with fishing poles in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, or a fishing net winch and crates in GTA San Andreas; the Reefer in GTA Chinatown Wars is also evidenced during "[[So Near, Yet Sonar]]" to be able to support a heavy salvage crane, as well as a sonar radar. With the exception of post-GTA IV renditions, the Reefer tends to feature a large spinning marine radar antenna; masts are added on the GTA San Andreas, GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars versions, with GTA IV rendition featuring the radar or communication equipment mounted on its mast. The Reefer in GTA IV also features a long pulpit extending off the bow (at the front), similar to the one found on the Orca in the movie ''[[:wp:Jaws (film)|Jaws]]''. Also, unlike the previous renditions of the Reefer, the player can climb upon the roof of the boat's cabin in GTA IV.
  
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Up until GTA San Andreas, Reefers were seemingly imbalanced, often pitching forward when in motion and resulting in their bow's decks constantly dipping underwater.
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File:Reefer-GTAIII-front.jpg|''GTA III''.
 
File:Reefer-GTAIII-front.jpg|''GTA III''.
 
File:Reefer-GTAVC-front.jpg|''GTA Vice City''.
 
File:Reefer-GTAVC-front.jpg|''GTA Vice City''.
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File:Reefer-GTACW-SoNearYetSonar.png|''GTA Chinatown Wars'', salvage "[[So Near, Yet Sonar]]" variant.
 
File:Reefer-GTACW-SoNearYetSonar.png|''GTA Chinatown Wars'', salvage "[[So Near, Yet Sonar]]" variant.
 
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=== Performance ===
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In addition to being slow, it can hold only one passenger despite its large size. It is also a very poor choice of vehicle in a police chase because it will be quickly destroyed by police boats and lacks the speed or maneuverability to evade them. The Reefer is similarly not recommended for online play in GTA IV due to its slow speed which makes it an easy target for enemy machine guns or rocket launchers.
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
[[File:Reefer-GTAVC-wreck-front.jpg|thumb|290px|The Reefer wreck in GTA Vice City.]]
 
[[File:Reefer-GTAVC-wreck-front.jpg|thumb|290px|The Reefer wreck in GTA Vice City.]]
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* Its name is a reference to the slang for [[:wp:Marijuana|marijuana plant]].
 
* The Reefer exists as a [[Wrecks|shipwreck]] in GTA Vice City, underneath the bridge running from [[Prawn Island]] to [[Downtown Vice City]].
 
* The Reefer exists as a [[Wrecks|shipwreck]] in GTA Vice City, underneath the bridge running from [[Prawn Island]] to [[Downtown Vice City]].
* In GTA San Andreas, the default radio station is [[K-DST]].
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* The boat plays the following stations by default when first commandeered:
* In GTA IV, the default radio station in the Reefer is [[San Juan Sounds]].
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** [[K-DST]] in GTA San Andreas.
* In GTA IV, if you jumped at the inner part of the Reefer, you'll appear at the roof as if you "jumped" at the Reefer.
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** [[San Juan Sounds]] in GTA IV.
* In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] mission [[Clocking Off]] a black variant of the Reefer is seen; however, it is unobtainable.
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* A Reefer from GTA Vice City can be found in [[Rockstar North|Rockstar North's]] [[Manhunt|Manhunt 2]].
 
* A Reefer from GTA Vice City can be found in [[Rockstar North|Rockstar North's]] [[Manhunt|Manhunt 2]].
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* If the player jumps within the inner part of the Reefer in GTA IV, they will appear on the roof, as if the player "jumped" at the Reefer.
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* In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] mission "[[Clocking Off]]", a black variant of the Reefer is seen; however, it is unobtainable.
  
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==

Latest revision as of 12:24, 17 October 2012

Vehicle
Reefer
A Reefer in GTA III.
A Reefer in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Vehicle type Civilian watercraft
Body style Fishing/shipping boat
Capacity 1 skipper

The Reefer is a recurring boat introduced in Grand Theft Auto III.

Description

Design

Based on a common shipping and fishing vessel, the Reefer is a slow yet durable fishing boat that can be obtained from a dock or on the water.

Over the course of the series, the boat would be outfitted with fishing poles in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, or a fishing net winch and crates in GTA San Andreas; the Reefer in GTA Chinatown Wars is also evidenced during "So Near, Yet Sonar" to be able to support a heavy salvage crane, as well as a sonar radar. With the exception of post-GTA IV renditions, the Reefer tends to feature a large spinning marine radar antenna; masts are added on the GTA San Andreas, GTA IV and GTA Chinatown Wars versions, with GTA IV rendition featuring the radar or communication equipment mounted on its mast. The Reefer in GTA IV also features a long pulpit extending off the bow (at the front), similar to the one found on the Orca in the movie Jaws. Also, unlike the previous renditions of the Reefer, the player can climb upon the roof of the boat's cabin in GTA IV.

Up until GTA San Andreas, Reefers were seemingly imbalanced, often pitching forward when in motion and resulting in their bow's decks constantly dipping underwater.

Performance

In addition to being slow, it can hold only one passenger despite its large size. It is also a very poor choice of vehicle in a police chase because it will be quickly destroyed by police boats and lacks the speed or maneuverability to evade them. The Reefer is similarly not recommended for online play in GTA IV due to its slow speed which makes it an easy target for enemy machine guns or rocket launchers.

Trivia

The Reefer wreck in GTA Vice City.

Locations

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
  • Docked at the jetty by Asuka's condo in Newport, Staunton Island, Liberty City.
GTA Vice City Stories
  • Docked at a small pier near the Vice City Junkyard in Little Haiti, Vice City.
GTA IV