The first model from Nautical Racing Group (NRG) Boats—the 30 Open Bow—will make its public debut at the 2012 St. Louis Boat & Sportshow next month. Taking place from Feb. 8-12 at America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis, the show features a long list of exhibitors, seminars and demonstrations.
Located at MIssouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, NRG Boats started operation in the fall of 2010 in Wisconsin after acquiring the Profile Custom Powerboats molds that were held by the Barnacle Group LLC in Richland Center, Wis., and finished construction on its new building at Lake of the Ozarks last summer.
Owners Jim Crawford and Jim Prouty (Prouty worked at Profile from 2004 to 2008) are excited to have their first 30-footer, which is powered by a MerCruiser 8.2 Mag HO engine, on display at booth 916 near the main entrance. Painted by The Art of Design, the 4,000-pound V-bottom includes McLeod bolster seats and a custom entertainment system from Waves and Wheels Audio.
“We can’t wait to show off our first model,” said Crawford, an entrepreneur who splits time between Lake of the Ozarks and Southern California. “The boat show will give us an opportunity to get out there and meet the boaters.”
The company is currently working on a 38-footer. Along with it and the 30-footer, NRG also can build a 26-, 33- or 40-foot V-bottom, as well as a 28-foot sport catamaran. If you can make it, be sure to visit Crawford and Prouty for a complete walk-through on the boat and for more information on what else the company has in the works. Or you can check out www.nauticalracinggroup.com.