At the moment, there’s quite a lot happening at the Deep Impact Custom Boats facility in Opa-locka, Fla. Not only did the company’s new 369 Sport come out of the mold last week, the team is currently in the final design phase for its all-new 499, which is a 50-foot custom creation that “is going to blow the doors off the industry,” according to a press release from Deep Impact.
Deep Impact has a new 369 Sport center console that offers the same features as its larger 39-foot sibling. Photo courtesy Deep Impact
“The 499 is going to be the very best luxury center console on the planet featuring up to three rows of seats, a full-length sun pad in front of the console, full forward seating and lounge, full stateroom, full stand-up head and galley area inside the console and more,” said Deep Impact owner Mark Fischer. “The full forward cabin version will be coming shortly after.”According to Fischer, the 499 can be powered by five Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines and should run faster than 80 mph with that configuration. He said Deep Impact’s proven step bottom design is being used to offer the same fuel-efficient soft ride that the company’s boats are known for, while keeping the 499 at 11 feet, 11 inches wide to still be trailerable.
On the other end of the spectrum, Deep Impact’s new 369 gives customers a smaller, more manageable center console compared to the company’s flagship 39-footer.
Stretched slightly from the 360 Sport model and able to accommodate up to two rows of seating, the first 369 out of the mold is going to be equipped with an all-new sport top, which also is an option for the 399, and a dive door. Deep Impact removed the head from the front compartment and moved it inside the console cabin. Another upgrade is the beautiful forward wraparound seats similar to the 399.
Fischer said he expects the stepped-bottom 369 Sport to reach 80 mph with triple Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines. He also expects the boat, which is loaded with a generous amount of features just like the 399, to offer an incredibly soft ride.
“We continue to improve what was already a great product and are proud to announce that the Deep Impact 399 has now been completely re-tooled and is a two-piece construction that offers the speed, performance, fit, finish, luxury and comfort the brand is known for,” Fischer said. “We just delivered our second 399 Sport to Michigan and are getting lots of buzz from the Great Lakes market. The second 399 Cabin also just came out of the mold and the boat is coming along beautifully. It’s loaded with every single option you can imagine including a generator and air conditioner.”
Last but not least, Fischer said the brand new 399 Forward Cabin is going to debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the fall. The boat is being built for a Florida Powerboat Club member and is going to be part of the club’s annual Key West Poker Run in November.