The second Doug Wright 32 RT with twin Verado 400R engines hit the water recently in Miami. Photos courtesy TNT Custom Marine
With assistance from the team at TNT Custom Marine, which was responsible for rigging the 32-foot catamaran, the open-cockpit model completed its shakedown cruise on Thursday, and its owner—Yves Belanger—enjoyed the boat on Friday and Saturday.
According John Tomlinson, who co-owns TNT Custom Marine with Mike Thomas, the 32-footer ran well.
“When we took the boat out Thursday we had a little crosswind but we still ran it up to 120 mph with a set of 34”-pitch propellers,” said Tomlinson, adding that Belanger, who also owns a 46-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran, got even more seat time in the boat throughout the weekend. “I think the boat should run about 124 or 125 mph in ideal conditions. I like it—it’s simple and clean and the paint job is nice. We rigged it with a big Garmin display in the dash and dual steering with the throttles in the center so it can be driven from either side. I think the owner is pretty happy with it.”
Check out the slideshow above for a few more images of the 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran.
The boat’s paint job was completed by Doug Harrell Designs in Longwood, Fla., and the interior for its four-seat cockpit was handled by Fineline Marine Interiors in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Custom STR X-ACT adjustable brackets were used to connect the Verado 400R engines to the transom.
“We’re very happy with how the new 32 came together,” said Doug Wright, adding that he has four 32-footers being built at the moment—two pleasure boats and two raceboats. “It’s a great-running boat and it looks amazing. The paint job turned out real nice and it looks even better in person.”
Along with the 32-foot cats, Wright said his team is making good progress on the all-new 35 RT pleasure boat and he expects the first one to be finished around the end of May. He’s excited about teaming up with Performance Boat Center as well, an announcement that came over the weekend (read the story).
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