Weather forced Patrick Haughey and the crew at Active Thunder Powerboats in Pompano Beach, Fla., to scrub first sea trial of the first 29 Savage sportboat this morning, but Haughey and company plan to head back out later today in the early evening. Haughey said he expects the boat, which is powered by a pair of 300-hp Mercury Marine Verado outboard engines, to run in the mid-70-mph range. He’s going to test it today with 26-inch-pitch lab-finished four-blade Bravo propellers from Mercury Marine.
Although this morning’s sea trial had to be postponed, Haughey took pictures—the first to be published of the finished product on the water—of his new model. Checkout the slideshow above.
“Those props should be just right for it,” said Haughey. “We’ll see how it goes later today.”
Haughey said he’d like get the new model dialed in this week, and will provide results to speedonthewater.com after today’s sea trial. Next week, he said, noted marine journalist Eric Colby is headed to Pompano Beach to test the 29-footer for Boating magazine.
“That should make the phones ring,” said Haughey.