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Exclusive First Look: Frisini Unveils Center Console With Killer Paint


Frisini Motorsports delivered its first 390 center console sportboat to a customer in Massachusetts last week. Following on the heels of its 38-foot V-bottom and 43-foot catamaran, it is the third new model the Fort Pierce, Fla., company has introduced in the past four months.

Outfitted with triple 350-hp Mercury Verado outboard engines and an array of fishing equipment and electronics, the 390 features a custom paint job by notable airbrush artist Mike Lavallee of Killer Paint in Snohomish, Wash. Complete with a unique gray synthetic teak floor, a fully finished cabin and high-grade interior seating from Premier Performance Interiors, the 39-footer boasts a 10-beam and plenty of open space for passengers and their gear.

“We build all of our boats for the customer’s tastes, and that includes our latest center console,” said Tony Frisina, president of Frisini Motorsports—the parent company behind the Frisini and Sonic Boats brands—in a press release from the company. “We listened to the way the customer was going to use the boat and addressed his needs. It was built for a performance boater but we also put electric downriggers on the boat so he could do some serious fishing.”

frisini3902Mike Lavallee of Killer Paint came up with a marlin skeleton theme for the new 39-footer.

The boat’s cockpit, which includes three bolster-style seats in the rear, a pair for the driver and co-pilot, a lounge ahead of the console and two jump seats on each side of the cabin door, can be configured in a variety ways. The first model has a spacious cabin up front with a V-berth, a hidden electric anchor windlass system, a fully equipped console, well-padded gunwales and LED lighting along each side of the cockpit.

“Overall this 390 was an interesting build,” said Frisina, who reported that the boat topped 70 mph its first time out and still has more in it. “With three Mercury Racing Verado 350SCi engines, the boat has plenty of power. And Mike Lavellee’s air brushing put the boat over the top. It was a big plus for him to fly out to our factory and do that. I’m proud that we’ve built something that looks really cool and performs really well.”

Starting from an all-black gelcoat base, Lavallee created what he called “a skeleton game fish theme,” with his innovative and trademarked True Fire effect—the realistic-looking fire style he’s painted on everything from helicopters and hot rods to guitars and motorcycles.

“I had a lot of fun painting the 39-foot center console,” said Lavallee “I’ve only painted a few boats, but I’d love to paint more because they provide plenty of acreage to work with. Because of the fish and the blue flames, this one was pretty special. I came up with a few ideas, but we decided to go with the marlin skeleton. I like it. I think it’s very unique.”

frisini393The new model boasts a full compliment of electronics and an unusual sole.

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