Michigan-Based Owner Takes Delivery Of DCB M31 At Desert Storm

For Rich Evans of Brooklyn, Mich., a dream came true earlier this week when he and his son, Blake, took delivery of what likely will be the last Mercury Racing 700 SCi engine-powered M31 catamaran built by DCB Performance Boats, as the stalwart supercharged mills have been discontinued by the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company. The owner and his son, Blake, as well as couple of guests ran the boat for the first time earlier this week in advance of today's Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

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Evans and company spent time getting famliar with his new DCB M31 catamaran this week in Lake Havasu City this week (click image to enlarge).

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DCB M33R Catamaran No. 2 Aces Nails Test Session

Yesterday’s first tests of the second DCB Performance Boats M33R catamaran left its Jackson Hole, Wyo.-based owner Chad Budge and the DCB crew delighted. While they didn’t run the 33-footer powered by Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines to its maxium speed—DCB M33R hull No. 1 reached 120 mph—DCB’s Tony Chiaramonte, Budge, and his wife, Dianne, took the cat to more than 110 mph in one- to three-foot chop on the Arizona side of Lake Havasu.

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Chad Budge (right) and Tony Chiaramonte shared the cockpit of the latest M33R on Lake Havasu yesterday (click image to enlarge).

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Mystic C3800 Catamaran No. 1 Out Of The Molds

Currently in rigging for its twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines, the first Mystic Powerboats C3800 catamaran will go to a longtime Mystic owner in the Lake of the Ozarks area in Central Missouri. The 38-footer is the Deland, Fla., company’s first outboard powered cat.

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Mystic’s first outboard-engine powered catamaran, the C3800 should be ready for its initial sea trial next month.

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Outerlimits ‘Jet’ SC 46 Cat Getting Dressed At Stephen Miles Design

Named for the son of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats founder Mike Fiore, Jet, a 46-foot Outerlimits catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing dual-calibration 1350/1100 engines and owned by Burton Kirsten of Michigan, arrived at Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky., for its paintjob this week. Kirsten also owns a DCB Performance Boats M29 catamaran and a 39-foot canopied Outerlimits cat with Mercury Racing 1100s. The primarily green-hued 39-footer currently is for sale.

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Kirsten chose blue over green for his new catamaran being painted at Stephen Miles Design (click image to enlarge).

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Sunsation 39 CCX Tooling Delivered, Construction Underway

Wasting no time since taking delivery of the hull tooling yesterday—and the deck tooling last week—for the new Sunsation 39 CCX model, the build team at the Algonac, Mich.-based performance center console builder will pull the first hull and deck from those parts within the next two days. The  lamination process, of course, actually began when the tooling for the Tres Martin bottom-designed 39-footer was completed at Vectorworks Marine in Titusville, Fla.

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Vectorworks delivered the hull and deck tooling for the 39 CCX with complete parts inside.

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Factory Billet Power Update: Winter Progress Spells Improved Reliability And More

It’s been a busy “off season”—so to speak—at Factory Billet headquarters in Lake Zurich, Ill. They say knowledge is power. In our case, knowledge is reliable power and to that end we made even more headway with our turbocharged engine package this winter.

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Using Spintron and engine combustion analyzer technology, the team at Factory Billet is continuing to enhance the reliability and efficiency of its 1,650/1,950-hp flexible-fuel turbocharged engine.

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‘Game Changer’ Skater 438 Hits 180 MPH On Mercury Racing 1350 Power

With deck modifications completed this winter at Skater Powerboats in Douglas, Mich., the Skater Powerboats 438 catamaran dubbed Rockette by its private-by-nature owner and powered by twin Mercury Racing dual-calibration 1550/1350 engines hit the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. And with Performance Boat Center’s Myrick Coil behind the wheel and the engines in 1,350-hp output mode, the boat reached 180 mph.

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Skater company principal Peter Hledin, his national sales manager Tony Cutsuries and Performance Boat Center's Myrick Coil were dazzled by the performance of the Skater 438 catamaran (shown here outside the Skater facility in Douglas, Mich.) on the Lake of the Ozarks last week.

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