Equipped with a pair of 825-hp Teague Custom Marine engines, the latest M29 catamaran from DCB Performance Boats left the company’s El Cajon, Calif., facility on Thursday en route to its proud new owner on Wyoming’s Alcova Reservoir.
The first open bow M29 from DCB Performance Boats will soon be enjoying Wyoming’s Alcova Reservoir. All photos courtesy DCB
The catamaran features several firsts for a DCB M29. Not only is it the first 29-footer with TCM power, it’s the first with IMCO Marine SCX4 drives, not to mention the first with an open bow configuration.
According to Jeff Johnston, DCB’s sales and marketing manager, the boat features beautiful gray Alcantara and Ultrasoft leather, an add-on swim platform with Seadek inserts, a hidden bimini top and a rockin’ sound system. And thanks to low-profile engine scoops integrated into the hatch, DCB was able to include a padded sun pad with matching upholstery.
DCB has yet to run the M29 for any performance numbers—in fact TCM owner Bob Teague is the only one who has driven the boat. Teague said he expects the boat to top out in the mid-130-mph range since the boat is at a high altitude (more than 5,000 feet) and is set up accordingly with 36”-pitch props and 1.34:1 gear ratios.
Check out more images of the M29 in the slideshow above.
“That is an awesome boat,” Teague said about the new 29-footer. “Since this was the first one with IMCO’s SCX4 drives we weren’t sure what to expect. I’ll tell you what, the boat was perfect. I was pleasantly surprised with how well the boat handles. The thing didn’t porpoise at all. It’s going to be a nice size boat for that lake.”
Johnston said the latest M29 and all 1,650 hp in the back demonstrates the versatility of the 29-foot model which has been powered by a single Mercury Racing 1350 engine, twin 700-hp engines and even a pair of Mercury Verado 400R outboard engines.
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