Small-parts fabrication is almost complete and hull and deck lamination are two to three weeks away for the Giovanni Theodoli Marine Manufacturing 39-foot V-bottom at Mystic Powerboats, according to Mystic principal John Cosker. The GTMM 39’ is based off the original 39-foot Dragon tooling, but with an open top and hull modifications.
Unlike the Deland, Fla., boat builder’s own composite-built catamarans and V-bottoms, the GTMM 39’, as well as GTMM’s upcoming Magnum hull-based 27-footer (See the complete story), will be built with vinylester resin and conventional fiberglass.
“They are trying to reach a price point with the 39’ and 27’, and it’s really hard to get there with an epoxy boat,” said Cosker. “We build a lot of tooling for other manufacturers, so we already have a vinylester lay-up-program in place. But this will help us develop that program even further.”
“I know we’re installing Mercury Racing No. 6 drives, but I still don’t know what the power is going to be,” he said.