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Active Thunder: Off Center And Proud Of It


For those of you who’ve wondered when Patrick Haughey, the owner of Active Thunder Powerboats in Pompano Beach, Fla., will get into the performance center console game, I have a simple answer: When hell freezes over. That sums it up nicely.

It isn’t that Haughey–whose stepped V-hull closed-deck sportboats enjoy a near-fanatical following–hasn’t tried to go the center console route. In fact, you could say he was ahead of his time—maybe a little too far ahead—when Active Thunder had a 31-foot center console in its line from 1999 to 2001. You could also say, especially after tackling the Key West Poker Run in the 31-footer, he couldn’t wait to get rid of it.

“I hated that boat,” said Haughey. “I sold the model to Adrenaline boats. I think they built a couple and then retired it.”

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