Just in time for this Friday’s Wozencraft Insurance Agency Customer Appreciation Day at Fox’s Floating Bar on the Colorado River in Parker, Ariz., the latest DCB M31 Widebody catamaran was delivered yesterday to first-time DCB owner Jeff Clark. A Santa Ana, Calif.-based general contractor, Clark owns a second home in the Moovalaya Keys, a collection of waterfront homes just a few miles down the river from the event venue.
“I’ll definitely head over there on Friday,” Clark said, then laughed. “I just wrote him a fat check for insurance.”
Jeff Clark (left) and DCB’s Tony Chiaramonte struck a pose in front of Liquidated Damages, Clark’s new M31 catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 engines. (click image to enlarge).
Clark, who has owned several high-performance powerboats during the years including two Ultras and one Eliminator, said he has “always wanted” to own a boat from the El Cajon, Calif., custom builder. Yesterday’s delivery courtesy of DCB’s Tony Chiaramonte was the second time he has run the 31-footer powered by Mercury Racing 1100 engines with M8 drives. He previously ran the boat in its first shakedown cruise with Chiaramonte on Lake Elsinore in Southern California.
“It’s an incredible machine—it’s way over the top,” said Clark.
Like all DCB M31s, the balsa-cored 2020 model-year catamaran was constructed with the Vacuum Infused Resin (VIR) process with “aggressive” carbon-fiber carbon-Kevlar in the lamination schedule. Unlike that of most M31 builds, DCB—per the customer’s specifications—did not color-match the half-capped boat’s Alcantara interior to its Phase III gelcoat package.
“That was by design,” said Clark. “It looks like (the interior of) a high-end sportscar.”
Check out the slideshow above to enjoy more images of DCB’s latest 31-foot creation.
Clark ordered his new 31-footer loaded. Electronics include two Mercury Vessel View 9 monitors and a nine-inch Garmin 922 GPS center plotter, as well as a six-person intercom system with VHF boat-to-boat communication that the company has dubbed “the DCB Channel.” To help rear bench passengers keep track of things, the company installed Garmin GMi20 GPS units in the back of the headrests for the driver and copilot. The cockpit also features DCB’s Interior Rigid LED lighting package (mood lighting, courtesy lighting, LED cupholders) and a Stage III stereo with Fusion head unit, three JL Audio amplifiers, 10 JL Audio M6 midrange LED speakers and two 13-inch JL Audio W3 subwoofers.
For easier access entry and exit, Clark ordered the cat with a SeaDek boarding kit walkway between engine hatches and steps down into cockpit and front bow entry way. The builder delivered the boat on triple-axle Adrenaline Custom Trailer with 20-inch black-and-chrome FUEL rims, stainless-steel fenders, a triangular drive guard and an undercarriage LED lighting package.
Said Clark, “DCB delivered a lot more than I expected, for sure.”