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Inside SOTW Mag: Up Close With Cigarette’s Fire-Breathing Drogon

It’s safe to say there’s been a countless amount of unique Cigarette Racing Team models built over the Opa-locka, Fla., company’s 50-plus years in business, but there has never been one quite like Drogon, a new Cigarette 42X that was created with an insane amount of detail and was a complete team project from top to bottom.

Powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350/1100 engines, Drogon, a new Cigarette Racing Team 42X is in a class of its own. Photo courtesy/copyright Cigarettte Racing Team.

“I know the customer is very happy with the boat, and so are we—it was a really fun project

to do for a client who has owned several Cigarettes and is very particular,” said Skip Braver, the owner and chief executive officer of the legendary performance boat company. “He had a vision for the boat and thanks to a joint effort, we were able to execute that for him. We had to do a few things different because of how the boat is being used—it’s part of a fleet of boats he keeps on his shadow yacht—but nothing we weren’t capable of handling.”

Besides the intended throwback look to one of the most recognizable designs in Cigarette history—the 90 MPH 38 Top Gun—the orange and white 42-foot custom V-bottom, which is powered by Mercury Racing 1350/1100 engines and M8 drives, is unlike any other machine to come out of the Cigarette facility.

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