- Created: Friday, 24 February 2017 10:39
- Written by Matt Trulio
With his new Cigarette Racing Team 39 GTS performance center console dock-locked for five days during the Miami International Boat Show, which closed on Monday, Bob Christie was understandably eager to run the new 39-footer powered by four Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboard engines. The New Jersey-based performance-boat enthusiast has owned everything from a 38-foot Donzi to a 44-foot MTI catamaran—the famed Speed Racer cartoon-themed boat—to (most recently) a pre-owned Cigarette 42 X sportboat. But based on his self-described “excellent experience” with ordering and specifying his first new boat from the Opa-locka, Fla., sportboat and center console builder he was ready for a little closure.
Said Bob Christie of his new Cigarette 39 GTS: “This is so simple—you just turn the key and go. Photo courtesy Susan Munro