Just spoke with Tim Gallagher of Cigarette Racing Team in Miami. While Gallagher told me the company is still filling orders for buyers in the Middle East and Europe, sales in the United States have picked up substantially.
“Believe it or not, the majority of the boats in production are for the U.S.,” he said. “I think things are coming around. The most popular thing at the moment is the fish boat (39 Top Fish center-console). We just came out with an open-bow version of it, and that’s hot right now. We have several in production, as well as a couple of 38- and 39-foot muscle boats and a 50-footer.”
In preparation for the Florida Powerboat Club’s Sport Boat Poker Run May 1-2, Cigarette Racing Team will an open house on Friday, April 30. The event will be open to all club members who are registered for the run.
“We’re actually finishing a boat for a 39 Top Fish for a customer for that event,” said Gallagher.