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Truly Inspired: DCB’s New M35 Widebody XS

When Brad Macaulay saw his new DCB Performance Boats M35 Widebody XS model for the first time in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., earlier this week, the Canadian performance boater was blown away. Macaulay, who owned a striking all-blue DCB M31 Widebody with twin Mercury Racing 1100 engines, was involved with selecting the rendering, color scheme and other options. Other than that, he managed to keep his distance and received only little snippets from Paul Miller, DCB’s general manager, all the while anticipating what was to come.

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Running along Arizona’s Lake Havasu, DCB’s latest M35 Widebody is a stunner. Photo by Todd Taylor Images

That day arrived on Monday and Macaulay and DCB’s Tony Chiaramonte have been playing around on Lake Havasu for the last few days. (DCB also delivered a new M31 to its local dealer, Horizon Motorsports, and tested its Mercury Verado 400R-powered M29 (read the story) with the boat’s new owner, Atlanta’s John O’Neill.)

“I don’t know if the word is smoother but the boat definitely feels more in contact with the water,” said Macaulay when asked to compare the new M35, which is powered by twin Mercury 1350 engines and M8 drives, to the M31 DCB took in and sold on trade. “I put the larger fuel tanks in the boat— an extra 20 gallons on each side—because I live on a pretty big lake in Canada and want to have a little more range. With a full tank of fuel, we got it up to 168 mph and it felt rock-solid.”

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