September/October 2017 Issue

September/October 2017 • Volume 5 • Issue 26 (click here to download for free)

26th cover 1017sDéjà Vu DCB F32
In 2007, a DCB Performance Boats F32 catamaran dazzled the Powerboat magazine test team. Thanks to a makeover this year, the 32-footer is now better than new.

Holy Smoke
The ninth annual Lake Powell Challenge—one of the most scenic events in the country—outdoes itself and donates a half-million dollars to JDRF.

New Power Paradigm
With their 1,650/1,950-hp flex-fuel marine engine, automatic three-speed transmission and auto drive- and tab-trim system, the team at Factory Billet in Illinois wants to change the way you enjoy high-performance powerboating.

Fine Family Affairs
Celebrations of owner passion and loyalty, four brand-specific gatherings this season were as good as they get.

All Boxes Checked
The Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats 450 Sport Center Console offers something for everyone.

Pure Delight
DCB’s new white-hot M44 Widebody catamaran is about as beautiful as they come.

From the Editors: A balance of new, semi-new and made-new boats
Hot Sheet: Latest headlines from the world of go-fast boats
Teague’s Take: Bob Teague is wowed by three generous events
On Scene: Highlights from the Lake Cumberland Poker Run
Gear: A closer look at the latest and greatest products
Product Spotlight: Float your own way with the Human Bobber

On the Cover: One of two M44 Widebody catamarans delivered this summer by DCB, this white-hot 44-foot cat powered by twin Mercury Racing 1100 engines flies across Arizona’s Lake Havasu in October. Photo by Tom Leigh