Currently making its way across the country is the highly anticipated SCX 43 from Frisini Motorsports. Its destination: Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and the 2012 Desert Storm Poker Run, where it’s being delivered to its owner, Dr. Gabriele Jasper of New Jersey.
According to a press release from the company, the stunning custom-built catamaran—Frisini’s largest model at 42 feet, 8 inches with an 11-foot, 8-inch beam—left the company’s Fort Pierce, Fla., facility this week and will be on display at the event’s Open House at Oregon Custom Marine on Wednesday, April 25, and at the Street Party on Thursday.
Then Jasper, who flew to Florida for a brief water test with TNT Custom Marine’s John Tomlinson before the boat was wrapped for delivery to Lake Havasu, will take part in the poker run on Friday with a handful of other company models, including the new 30 Vendetta Open Bow V-bottom. The Frisini SCX 43, dubbed Pain Killer, is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1350 QC4v engines and M8 drives.
“We are very proud of our latest offering in the SCX 43—performance and handling are exactly as we predicted—and the owner is thrilled, which is most important to me,” said Tony Frisina, president of Frisini Motorsports, the parent company behind Sonic Boats and Spectre Powerboats. “We’ve engineered much of this boat to make it stand out from the rest and offer a different style of boating—one that combines the finest aspects of performance and pleasure.”
Grafik EFX owner Chris Dilling with input from Frisina, the SCX 43 features sleek lines, aggressive styling and a substantial cockpit unlike anything on the water.Concept, design and styled by
“The idea behind the boat was to build an offshore catamaran that you can comfortably run around in all day thanks to the spaciousness of the cockpit and cabin,” said Dilling, adding that the seven-person cockpit is a full 11 feet by 8 feet. “The goal is to have a boat that can cruise at 100 mph at its most efficient point but still break 150 mph.”
Tomlinson, who drove the boat last week before its interior was even finished, said the cat ran well right out of the box. “We took it up to 150 mph and the boat handled just fine,” he said. “Some finishing touches still need to be done, and with further dialing in, it’s going to be a nice boat.”
Set up with the driver’s position in the center of a three-bucket arrangement, the dash panels to the left and right are equipped with Garmin GPSMAP 7215 displays. Controls are mounted on each side of the middle bucket and a pair of Livorsi Marine tachometers flanks the tilt steering wheel and Mercury SmartCraft display.
Behind the outside front buckets are the exclusive cabin entrance “pods.” Jasper opted to convert the port-side entryway into a beverage storage/refrigerator/accessory charging station. The starboard-side entrance provides easy access to the cabin below deck that includes a head compartment and a bed. By devoting additional space for the pods in the cockpit, there is more room to move about the boat. The pods also include “conversation seating” to bring passengers together at idle speed.
Along with a generous 380-gallon fuel capacity, the boat was designed with aerodynamic recessed air intake vents, sun pads flush-mounted to the dual engine hatches and gull-wing-style locking deck hatches that make loading and unloading gear easy from the dock. The SCX 43 is built using the most modern materials and includes engineering and lamination schedules designed to compensate for the elimination of bulkheads in the cabin and hallway areas.