Running during the same week once again this year, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout (Aug. 13-28) and Super Cat Fest (Aug. 25-28) in Central Missouri will see plenty of support and participation from DCB Performance Boats and its customers. As a sponsor of Super Cat Fest, DCB will have seven boats on the docks during the Camden on the Lake Resort-based Super Cat Fest event. Among the El Cajon, Calif., custom boat builder’s six-catamaran M35 Widebody fleet will be the jaw-dropping Lickity Split powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines and owned by JP O’Donoghue, as well as the first M35 cat, which is owned by Shawn Gibson, to be powered by Mercury Racing 1550/1350 engines. Rounding out the strong M35 showing will be Carlton Bass, John Oneil, Brett Spraggins with their Mercury Racing 1100-powered boats, as well as Joe Whisner with his Mercury Racing 1350-powered model.
“There’s something about our M35 customers—they travel really well to support the brand,” DCB’s Jeff Johnston said.
As it did last year, DCB Performance Boats will have a formidable presence at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and Super Cat Fest, which run concurrently at the end of the month. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
The latest M41 Widebody offering, hull No. 4, also will be showcased during both events. Powered by Mercury Racing 1350s, the immaculate 41-footer is owned by Mark and Jennifer Schouten. Like the M35s, the new M41 will be displayed at the Camden on the Lake Resort docks all day on Friday. Prior to that, both Lickity Split and the new M41 will be showcased in Wednesday night’s Shootout on the Strip street party—sponsored by Waves and Wheels—as well as during Thursday night’s open house at Performance Boat Center.
“Lickity Split will also will have its new custom-painted (by Mark Morris of Visual Imagination) and color-coordinated SportChassis at the street party,” Johnston said. “It’s an incredible vehicle. They have $20,000 in the stereo and $10,000 into the light bar alone.”
Spectators also will get a chance to see at least four DCBs in action, as Lickity Split, the 1550-powered M35, the 1100 engine-powered M35 owned by Bass and the new M41 are signed up to participate in the Shootout. In what could end up being the fastest DCB to compete in the Shootout to date, DCB's Tony Chiaramonte will pilot the 1550-engine-equipped 35-footer, which he previously ran to 180 mph on Lake Elsinore in Southern California.
"There's also an F29 with two 1,000-hp Savage Marine engines coming from Lake Havasu to run in the Shootout," Johnston said.
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