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Lickity Split DCB M35 Reaches 165 MPH in Shakedown Test

As promised, the crew at DCB Performance Boats in El Cajon, Calif., sent speedonthewater.com a handful of images from its initial shakedown test of the stunning Lickity Split M35 Widebody catamaran on California’s Lake Elsinore on Monday. And according to DCB’s Dave Hemmingson, the boat ran great.

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DCB’s latest M35 Widebody, Lickity Split, hit the water for the first time Monday on Lake Elsinore.

Hemmingson and DCB’s Tony Chiaramonte drove the 35-footer, which is powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines, up to 165 mph at 6,500 rpm on the rev-limiters with 39”-pitch propellers.

They’re expecting to get a set of 41”-pitch propellers to test before next week’s formal delivery of the M35 to its owner JP O’Donoghue on Arizona’s Lake Havasu. As mentioned in last week’s update on the boat, which was painted by Visual Imagination in Missouri, Hemmingson and Chiaramonte are planning to spend a couple of days on the lake with O’Donoghue as he gets comfortable with the boat.

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See more images of Lickity Split in the slideshow above and look for another update following the delivery of the catamaran.

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