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Sunsation’s Largest Center Console Evolves Into 40 CCX

After two years in development by the Sunsation Boats design and engineering teams, the 39-foot version of the Algonac, Mich., company’s popular Center Console Xtreme line has now evolved into a 40-foot state-of-the-art luxury performance center console, according to a press a release from the company.


Along with its dealers, including Performance Boat Center, which bought the first one, the team at Sunsation is excited about its new 40 CCX. Photo courtesy Sunsation Boats

“When we first sat down to discuss bringing a 39 into our line, we wanted to introduce a craft that carried forward the performance and styling of our 32 and 34 CCX models, while extending the deck and seating space for our customers,” said company Wayne Schaldenbrand, the president of the company that he owns with his brother, Joe, and partners, Kyle Miller and Jared Morris. “We brought in Tres Martin (of Tres Martin’s Performance Boat School) to work with our design engineers in developing a hull that would be optimal for this application and superior to the 39-foot center consoles of our competitors.”

According to Martin, who has consulted on other projects with Sunsation, the 40 CCX is without a doubt the best luxury performance center console on the market right now.

“Expanding and integrating the SS tapered hull design for a 39-foot boat required numerous calculations and several mock-ups from the CAD designs,” Martin said. “The final test results indicated that an additional foot of boat length would provide the perfect center of gravity for the extended hull length and the new deck configuration. In conjunction with the center console’s aerodynamically designed hardtop, the additional foot of boat length also dramatically improved the overall handling and stability of the boat, without negatively impacting its top-speed performance.”

Last month, the 40 CCX made its first appearance on the water at the Lake of The Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri after being delivered to Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach.

“Sunsation hit it out of the park with this new boat,” said Brett Manire of Performance Boat Center. “This first boat was equipped with triple Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines and even before we got the boat dialed in we were hitting 75 mph.”

Joe Schaldenbrand, Sunsation’s vice president, said he believes the boat will run even faster.

“She’ll most likely top out at around the 77-mph mark,” Joe Schaldenbrand said. “But, honestly, people aren’t really buying these boats for top speed. They are more impressed with the ride, handling and style of Sunsation’s CCX line.”

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