Anchoring this year’s Deep Impact Custom Boats display at the Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 15-19) at Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key is the company’s newly redesigned and improved 399 Sport Open center console. The latest 399 Sport Open, which is powered by quad Mercury Marine Verado 350 engines and includes a long list of options, is the first 39-footer to incorporate the Miami-based company’s new deck design.
“We will be showcasing all four models at the show this year,” said Terry Sobo, Deep Impact’s sales and marketing director. “The new 399 Sport Open incorporates our new deck design. The previous deck consisted of two pieces with a separate inner liner and then deck ring. The new model is a single piece that offers a cleaner look and fewer seams.
“In addition to a few exterior refinements, the newest version offers more cockpit storage compartments and improved seating,” he added. “There’s a rear-facing seat behind the helm seat that features a built-in fiberglass ice cooler. The rear bench seat has been redesigned and has the option for another built-in cooler, extra storage or a live well below the cushions.”
With boats on display along Pier 3—slips 369 and 370—as well as one in slip 780, Sobo said the 399 Sport Open is going to be joined by the latest 399 Cabin, which made its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last fall, along with new 360 Open and 360 Cabin models.
Sobo also shared the news that Deep Impact has appointed two new dealers. Longtime industry veteran, Scott Ryerson of Suncoast Powerboat & Yacht Brokerage in Bradenton, Fla., is going to handles Florida’s West Coast, and Tyler Sanders of All About Boats located at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri will head up sales for the territory, which includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois and Arkansas.
“We are excited to expand our network with these two respected organizations and are looking forward to continuing to grow the Deep Impact line of custom boats,” Sobo said.
Ryerson, who said he has known both Sobo and the owner of Deep Impact, Mark Fischer, for many years and considers them both friends, is thrilled to be part of the Deep Impact team.
“Deep Impact builds an incredible boat, and thanks to Mark’s passion for the sport, the company continues to take its boats to the next level by investing in new designs, production techniques and more,” said Ryerson, who has already ordered a few custom center consoles for current customers, including the 399 Sport Open that’s going to be on display in Miami. “Deep Impact builds a heavy, solid boat that handles the rough stuff well and is still as fast as other boats that are smaller in size. From our standpoint, the Deep Impact line provides a perfect combination of everything you need in a center console. Between styling and speed and comfort and luxury, the boats are tough to beat.
“Many of our clients have transitioned from the high-performance cats and sport boats to triple- and quad-engine center consoles so we’re pleased to be able to offer the latest and greatest from Deep Impact,” Ryerson continued. “Our customers down here in Florida use their boats all the time. They like to go places and travel long distances, and center consoles give them that opportunity thanks to the reliable outboard engines. We’re excited about the partnership.”
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