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The Reefer is a recurring boat featured in all Grand Theft Auto games in the series between Grand Theft Auto III and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

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. 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.

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 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.

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 + Episodes from Liberty City

Trivia

  • The name Reefer is a play on the slang term meaning Marijuana, but it is also a reference to coral reefs, which can be found on the seafloor of oceans.
  • While not appearing in Grand Theft Auto V, a wrecked Reefer can be found on the Vespucci Beach. It assumes the design of the 3D Universe Reefer, and the wreck is heavily vandalized with graffiti.
  • Not physically appearing, a screenshot of the Reefer from Grand Theft Auto IV can be seen in a calendar on board the Ocean Motion cargo ship in the port of Terminal in Grand Theft Auto V with the words "I'm on a Boat" above the picture.

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