Arizona couple Jimmy and Pamela Byrd didn’t waste any time deciding which DCB Performance Boats model they wanted when it came time to build their first new boat from the El Cajon, Calif., company. The longtime boaters from Wickenburg, Ariz., who boat most often on the Colorado River-fed Lake Powell and Lake Havasu, opted for the M35 Widebody powered by the turbocharged Mercury Racing 1350 engines.
A proud Jimmy and Pamela Byrd stand next to their new M35 Widebody from DCB Performance Boats. Photo courtesy DCB
And, after seeing the 35-foot catamaran for the first time at last weekend’s Los Angeles Boat Show in Pomona, Calif., the Byrds are ecstatic about the new ride—their fourth DCB in less than two years.
“Building a new boat with the team at DCB is an experience that everyone should get to have—from start to finish the process was incredible and pleasant,” said Jimmy Byrd, who picked up an F32 powered by twin Ilmor Marine 625 engines in June 2016, then traded up to the larger, wraparound-around windshield model—an M35 with Mercury Racing 1100s—a few months later before jumping into the company’s third 41-foot cat, the silver and white M41 with a couple of 1350-hp Mercury engines, not long after that. “The constant back and forth with all of the folks at DCB was such a fun experience. They were great at sending pictures throughout the process, but seeing the boat for the first time in person since it was pulled from the mold at the boat show was amazing. The wow factor of seeing it finished was kind of mind-blowing.”