Visitors to the upcoming Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 11-15) who didn’t make it to the Florida Powerboat Club’s Poker Run Village in Key West, Fla., last November will have a second chance to get a firsthand look at Active Thunder’s first 29’ Savage V-bottom. Twin Mercury Marine Verado 300 outboard engines power the closed-deck, stepped-hull sportboat.
Like all of the “dock-locked” models at the show, the 29-footer will not be available for demo rides. However, Patrick Haughey, the owner of the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based sportboat company, will be on hand to answer questions about the boat and its upcoming open-bow sibling called the 29’ Defiant. (The first model will be powered by a Mercury Racing 565 engine.)
“We’re just finishing the molds on that one,” said Haughey.
Haughey had hoped to display a 33’ Evolution powered by twin Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboards, but with the 33-footer’s upholstery still being installed he simply ran out of time. Still, he’s looking forward to showing off the 29’ Savage during the Miami event.
“The owner loves it,” he said. “He can’t wait for the weekends. The thing doesn’t burn any gas—I think he has about 40 hours on it. Unfortunately, our weather hasn’t been all that good lately.
“We have a lot of projects going on right now,” he said. “I’m just not quite ready to talk about them yet.”