Reefer

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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