It’s been a big year for performance-boat enthusiast Dale Rayzor of Discovery Bay, Calif. Last month, he took delivery of his repowered and reconfigured Skater Powerboats 30 Prototype catamaran. More than two years in the making, the project included swapping out the boat’s Sterling Performance engines for a pair of Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines.
Soon to be headed to the West Coast, a famed Skater catamaran is getting a new home.
But while Rayzor loves the finished product—and you can read all about it in the upcoming September/October edition of Speed On The Water digital magazine—the 30-footer, which has topped out at 120 mph, isn’t quite “fast enough” for him. So yesterday, he wired a deposit on the famed 46-foot Skater Freedom catamaran formerly owned by Jim Lee, Win Farnsworth and Tom Borisch, all well-known members of the performance-boating community, to Randy Sweers at FB Marine Group in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“I think it’s an incredible boat—I just hope it doesn’t become a maintenance beast,” said Rayzor. “I will only take it out five to six times a year, run it 15 to 20 hours annually, so I think I’ll be OK.”
“I’m still in disbelief,” he added. “All of this went down after conversations with with Chris Mills (of Boat Customs) and Tyson Garvin. They feel it’s the best boat on the market for less than $300,000.”