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Cigarette Releases ‘Firsts’ in Mercury Racing Power Applications at Miami Show

The 38' Cigarette Top Gun 90 MPH.

The 38′ Cigarette Top Gun 90 MPH.

Unveiled moments ago at the Cigarette Racing Team exhibit at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show, a 38’ Top Gun marketed as the “Top Gun 90 MPH” is the first boat to be powered by Mercury Racing’s new 565 engines. The 38-footer, which is displayed on a Myco hydraulic tilt trailer, comes standard with

a red-and-white color scheme.

Cockpit accents include billet hardware and carbon fiber trim. The boat’s simple “Cover Girl” cabin includes a cooler, a partial berth and lounge seating.

The five-engine Cigarette Huntress.

The five-engine Cigarette 42′ Huntress.

In another first, one of the two new 42 Huntress performance center console models in the Cigarette booth boasts five 350-hp Mercury Verado outboards—the first five-engine outboard installation approved by Mercury Racing. (The other 42-footer is equipped with four 300-hp Verado outboads.) The five-engine offering is a one-off, as it required several specifications.

“Why are there five motors?” said Skip Braver, the owner and chief executive officer of Cigarette Racing Team, in a press release from the company. “Because we couldn’t fit six.”