With the doors to the 62nd annual Los Angeles Boat Show opening at noon today, those interested in performance boats have plenty of eye candy to take in at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. Taking place at the popular Fairplex, which is pretty convenient to get to from most areas of Southern California, for the second year in a row, the 2018 L.A. Boat Show features its High-Performance Hall where several of the Southland and Lake Havasu City, Ariz.-based manufacturers are exhibiting their latest models.
DCB Performance Boats has a variety of catamarans, including an M28, M31, M35 and M44, on display at this week’s L.A. Boat Show.
The DCB Performance Boats team is back at the show this year after skipping it in 2017 to attend the Barrett-Jackson show in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the fourth-straight year. DCB opted out of Barrett-Jackson this year and instead has an awesome display set up in Pomona with the over-the-top Spooled Up II M44 Widebody catamaran (at right, click to enlarge) powered by a pair of 1,550-hp Mercury Racing engines anchoring the exhibit along with an M28 with twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines, an M31 Widebody with Mercury Racing 860s (the first DCB with Mercury’s latest QC4v-platform engine) and a jaw-dropping M35 Widebody with Mercury Racing 1350s.
Nordic Boats brought several boats to display at the L.A. Boat Show, including a Hallett Boats 400 (click image below to enlarge).
The Nordic Boats display is equally impressive, especially because it also includes a couple of models from Hallett Boats, the company Nordic acquired in September. Along with the incredible orange and white 43 Enforcer catamaran that is powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines and sitting on a custom tilt trailr from Lugo Manufacturing, Nordic has two outboard-powered catamarans—a 24 SX and a 28 SS—a 25-foot Rage V-bottom and three deck boats, a 26-footer and two 29-footers, on display at the show. The two Hallett V-bottoms on the show floor are a sweet-looking 290 and a new 400 powered by twin Mercury Racing 1100 engines.
Mira Loma, Calif.-based Eliminator Boats didn’t have to travel far for the show to bring its boats to the show. On hand from Bob Leach and company is a 27 Speedster cat with twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines and a couple of Fun Deck models. Joining the display is a pristine 1971 Eliminator Sport Cruiser that the manufacturer just finished restoring for its third-generation owner. Look for a story on that project on speedonthewater.com following the show.
A restored 1971 Sport Cruiser joins a 27 Speedster and two Fun Decks as part of the Eliminator Boats display in Pomona.
There are more cool boats on display as well from the likes of Howard Custom Boats, Interceptor Boats, RPM Powerboats and Shockwave Custom Boats.
From a parts standpoint there are plenty of companies displaying product including Eddie Marine (booth 429-431), Livorsi Marine (booth 501-502) and CP Performance (booth 423-426). The team from Livorsi has its side-mount DTS controls, stepped trim tabs and much more on display and the Eddie Marine booth is sure to have a variety of American-made, custom high-performance boat parts to check out.
The show runs through Sunday and admission to the 62nd annual show is $15 for adults ($5 off with military ID) and kids 12 and under are free.
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Reflections from Opening Day of the 60th Annual Los Angeles Boat Show