Early last week, Active Thunder Company principal Patrick Haughey logged time with veteran marine journalist Randy Vance of Boating magazine for the first online video test of Active Thunder’s first 29 Savage closed-deck sportboat. Built at the company’s facility in Pompano Beach, Fla, the open-layout 29-footer was powered by twin 300-hp Mercury Marine Verado outboard engines, but can also be ordered with stern drive power.
Randy Vance (left) and Patrick Haughey put the 29 Savage through its paces in Boating magazine’s smartly produced video review. Click here (or on the image above) to watch the video.
Safe to say that Vance was impressed with his time on the boat. “This is a go-fast boat with luxury and plenty of speed,” he said early in the fast-moving, well-produced video.
“We had a great time together,” Haughey said after the test via telephone interview. “I don’t think Randy wanted to get out of the boat.”
In typical Boating magazine fashion, Vance and company captured plenty of data including the boat’s top speed of 76 mph (“I was hoping for 80 mph, but this particular boat is loaded with stuff,” Haughey said), its cruising speed of 48.6 mph at 4,000 rpm and much more.