Not only is it going to have five models on display in the water at the Miami International Boat Show next week, the team at Global Marine Power, Inc.-the company behind Hustler Powerboats in Calverton, N.Y., and Checkmate Marine in Bucyrus, Ohio-is planning to show off a scale model of its all-new Hustler Shotgun, which was announced in a press release today.
Other than informing speedonthewater.com that the 15th boat to join the Hustler line isn’t a center console and that it has a unique design and a giant cockpit, Hustler President Joe LoGiudice and the rest of the team are keeping other details under wraps until Thursday when the show opens.
“We are really excited about the new addition to our Hustler line,” said LoGiudice, adding that the boat should be completed sometime this summer. “This boat will be the future of high-performance boating.”
Along with the Shotgun scale model, the company is going to have three Hustlers and two Checkmates in the water only this year (slips 381, 383, 385, 387, 389). Last year-the first at the show’s new location-it had a display booth with four boats as well as a couple of boats in slips. That was tough to coordinate so putting all of the boats in the water made more sense to LoGiudice this year.
According to LoGiudice, the five boats in the water include a Hustler 388 Reloaded with twin Mercury Racing 565 engines, a Hustler 39 Rockit with twin turbocharged engines, a Hustler 29 Rockit with a single Mercury Racing 540 engine, a Checkmate SFX250 with a single Mercury Verado 350 outboard engine and a Checkmate 2400 BRX with a Mercury Verado 300 engine.