Although there were a couple of things left to finish—including the custom billet seat pedestals with built-in shocks—the new 27 Shadow from the recently established Ultra Custom Boats Midwest was on display at the Desert Storm Poker Run last week. Built by John West, the owner of Ultra Custom Boats in Southern California, the 27-foot catamaran featured an impressive assortment of blue, gray, black and white graphics in the gelcoat and a gorgeous black and white upholstery combination.
Marine Industries West, wasn’t ready to run on Arizona’s Lake Havasu, from the sound of things, it received a lot of attention at the street party.According to West, who is excited about having a company represent the brand on the Midwest and East Coast, the closed-deck cat has a lot of trick components from the rigging to the electric windscreens. And while the boat, which features a 560-hp naturally aspirated 502-cubic-inch engine from
“We’ve got some really cool stuff in this boat, and we have even more coming down the line,” said West, who plans to test drive the boat this weekend. “Things have been looking up. We’re considering introducing some new models soon.”
West added that Ultra Custom Boats Midwest, which has signed Missouri’s Lake Ozarks Marine as one of its dealerships, has plans to showcase the 27 Shadow at a variety of events this summer, including the Chattanooga Poker Run in Tennessee, the Pirates of Lanier Poker Run in Georgia, the Thunder Run in Kentucky, and the Support the Troops Poker Run and the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri.