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A few weeks back I chatted with Scott Sjogren at Pier 57 Marine, the well-known dealership of new Cigarette and Marine Technology, Inc., high-performance boats, as well as pre-owned models from just about any manufacturer you care to name, in Gurnee, Ill. After Sjogren and I got past our first ten minutes of standard good-natured abuse, we started on the subject of power trends—make that trends in power—in the go-fast powerboat world.

Sjogren put it simply. “If it’s big, it’s selling,” he said. “It doesn’t matter that a Mercury Verado 300 has a much longer warranty—as long as seven years if you want to pay for it—than a Mercury Racing Verado 350SCi. At least in new Cigarette center consoles, they’re going with the 350SCi almost exclusively.”

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