Not a man who leaves things to chance, New Jersey performance-boating community member Bob Christie has stayed in close contact with Teresa Sarnoff, his primary contact at Cigarette Racing Team in Opa-Locka, Fla., and Brett Manire of Performance Center, a Cigarette (and multiple brand) dealer in Osage Beach, Mo., on his new 39 GTS performance center console. The paintwork on the 39-footer is complete and its triple Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboard engines have been hung.
Christie’s new center console will be displayed with a host of Cigarette sportboats and V-bottoms—including the tenth Cigarette-AMG collaboration—at the boat builder’s docks during the upcoming Miami International Boat Show Feb. 16-20. Christie and his wife, Madelyn, as well as a few friends will get the 39 GTS on the water in the Florida Powerboat Club’s Miami Boat Show Poker Run a few days after the show. In the meantime, he plans to be in Miami to hop a ride with a friend for the FPC Winter Poker at the end of the month.
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Although he is eager to see and run the finished product, Christie said he has enjoyed watching the build come to life through photos sent to him by Sarnoff.
“The process has been great,” he said. “I can’t wait to see it on the 30th this month.”
Editor’s Note: Speedonthewater.com will provide a gallery of images of the new Cigarette 39 GTS from the Miami International Boat Show.
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