In a contemporary nod to the 1980s television series that brought high-performance powerboats, electronic music and white linen jackets to America’s living rooms, FB Marine Group and Statement Marine have collaborated on a 38-foot Statement center console dubbed “Miami Ice.” Powered by triple Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboard engines, the boat will debut at the Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 16-20) at Miami Marine Stadium and Park on Virginia Key.
The graphics for the 38-footer were designed by Doug Harrell and executed using a Spies Hekker paint system.
Playfully dubbed “Miami Ice,” this 38-foot Statement Marine center console pays homage to the “Miami Vice” television series. The boat will be on display first time at the upcoming Miami International Boat Show (click image to enlarge).
“I wanted the boat to have a fresh ‘Millennial’ look to it, which is not so easy,” said Randy Sweers of FB Marine Group, a full-service new and pre-owned powerboat dealership headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with locations in nearby Pompano Beach and Aventura/Miami. “The boat was originally going to a client in Canada, but he thought it might be ‘little much’ for his conservative Canadian liking so I opted to take this boat for myself and display it at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show.”
According to Sweers, he collaborated closely with Craig Barrie of Statement Marine, which is located in St. Petersburg, Fla., on the project.
“Craig and I worked on the interior colors and dash layout,” he said. “I imported the Alcantara interior material directly from Italy and then left it in good hands of Nick Buis and the talented crew over at Statement Marine.
“I have the Statement crew pretty busy right now with eight new boats on order,” he added.
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