Active Thunder Powerboats is getting ready to rig and paint its first Mercury Racing 565 engine-powered V-bottom—a 37’ Excess. The twin-engine, stepped-hull 37-footer will be unveiled—and for sale—at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show in February.
“We expect it to run in the low 90-mph range with the 565s,” said Patrick Haughey, the principal of the Pompano Beach, Fla., custom go-fast boat company. “We build a heavy boat—it will weigh 10,000 pounds—so we don’t expect it to be much faster than that.”
Haughey said the boat will be painted “Ferrari red,” and will be outfitted with a number of upgrades including David Hunter-designed graphics, a 15-inch Garmin GPS unit, a 3,000 watt stereo system with ten speakers and a billet-engraved aluminum swim platform with the Active Thunder logo.
The “Miami show price” for the boat, which includes an $88,3650 show discount, is $314,900.