Looking to make a large impression at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show, Cigarette Racing Team will unveil several new offerings, as well as revamped, reconfigured and restyled versions of existing models, at the annual event this week.
Building on the success of the 39 Top Gun Open, a model Skip Braver—the owner and chief executive officer of the Opa-locka, Fla., company—calls a “true performance center console,” Cigarette will debut the Huntress. With a 42-foot hull and a 12-foot beam, the Huntress literally expands the builder’s performance center console concept. According to a press release from the company, the 24,000-pound V-bottom can reach more than 76 mph with five passengers and a full load of fuel.
“It is truly unbelievable how this boat rides,” said Braver in the release.
On the smaller side, at least in terms of power, Cigarette will display a 39 Top Gun Open with twin 300-hp Mercury Verado outboard engines. (All prior models have been outfitted with triple-outboard power.) A “show-special” offering, the twin-engine model comes with Mercury’s seven-year “Platinum” outboard engine warranty.
Rounding out Cigarette’s center console series is a new version of the 39 Top Fish called the 39 Top Fish Sport. The Sport version features forward lounge seating in an open-bow configuration.
On the harder-core, high-performance-boat side of its lineup, Cigarette will unveil the Mercedes AMG-inspired Black Series 50 Marauder with twin 1,350-hp quad-overhead cam turbocharged engines from Mercury Racing. Not only does the 50-footer feature exclusive black-and-white Mercedes AMG-matched graphics derived through Cigarette Racing Team’s strategic alliance and collaboration with AMG, it is upholstered with Alcantara “leather,” a composite suede-like material used in Formula One racecars and other high-end sports cars, and it’s outfitted with more than 100 custom pieces of billet hardware.
On display to complement the Black Series 50 Marauder will be a C63 AMG Coupe Black Series automobile. The 2012 model in the Cigarette exhibit at the Miami Show is in limited production and marks the East Coast debut of the exotic 510-hp automobile, which was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late 2011.
Editor’s Note: Look for more news on speedonthewater.com about additional models from Cigarette Racing Team this Thursday (Feb. 16) at 10 a.m.