The fact that the all-new widebody 30-foot 6-inch catamaran from Predator Powerboats in Patchogue, N.Y., hit the water for the first time almost two weeks ago in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., may seem out of the ordinary being that the West Coast hot spot is some 2,000-plus miles away from New York’s famed Long Island.
Predator’s new C306WB catamaran is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines. Photo courtesy Predator Powerboats
But thanks to the company’s latest distributor, Sandy Dells of SDR Enterprises, the new C306WB with its sleek silver paint and wraparound windshield was water-tested on the Colorado River-fed lake only a few weeks after being delivered without any rigging or interior, which was being handled by two Lake Havasu-based companies—Fallon Marine and Main Stitch Upholstery.
According to Predator owner Arnaldo Alvarado, the boat, which was sold to Dells before the build even began, was designed with assistance from Doug Wright of Doug Wright Designs in Melbourne, Fla.