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DCB To Release New True-Tunnel Cat In 2020

Slated to debut at the 2020 Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., next April, a new outboard engine-powered 37-foot catamaran is coming from DCB Performance Boats. For the new offering dubbed the M37R, the El Cajon, Calif., custom high-performance boat builder is creating the 37’6”-long, 10’6”-beam cat with a 65-inch tunnel and—breaking with its longstanding tradition—no center pod.

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Coming in spring 2020, DCB’s newest catamaran will have a true tunnel and be powered by Mercury Racing 450R outboards.

“Obviously, we have built a loyal following of the most amazing customers in the world on our center-pod catamarans and we will continue to,” said Jeff Johnston, the president of the company. “But different buyers have different preferences, and some of our customers have been asking for this. Plus, we will have a true-tunnel, outboard-powered catamaran for clients who may have wanted a DCB cat without a center-pod.”

The boat, which will have a 36’2” running surface, will be powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines and will have a dry weight of 5,950 pounds. It will be set up with its throttles and shifters in a console between the buckets seats for the driver and co-pilot.

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Base price is $470,000. The first two 37-footers already have been sold, Johnston said, and the company currently is taking orders. The DCB team designed the cat in collaboration with Franco Gianni of SFG Yacht Design and tooling production—via CNC machine—currently is underway.


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