This is just a guess, but chances are the new Deep Impact Boats 399 performance center console owned by Michigan boaters Dave and Lorie Postill is going to be the most head-turning boat at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which starts today (Nov. 1) and runs through Sunday.
Between the 39-footer’s one-of-a-kind paintjob handled by Dean Loucks and the team at The Art of Design in Elkhart, Ind., and the quad Mercury Racing Verado 400Rs custom-painted to match, the boat is a total attention-getter. And that’s exactly what the Postill family—including Makenna, 15, Jaden, 10, and Gavin, 8—wanted.
“Our kids had a lot of input with this boat—they wanted something cool and eye-catching, but also something that would allow them to bring more friends along since our 42-foot Cigarette only had five seats,” said Lorie, who added that her daughter wanted something that “would get the boys’ attention,” as well.
Lorie said the family, which also owns a 66-foot Azimut Yachts model and a Sun Tracker pontoon, had a hard time parting with the Cigarette in April, but knew it wanted a performance-oriented center console since she and Dave owned an Everglades center console in the past and missed the utility that style of boat offers.