Formula Putting ‘Sport’ in 43-Footer Outboard-Powered Sportboat

In the purest high-performance boating world, diving and fishing have no place—and that makes sense. But that doesn’t mean less devout performance-minded buyers wouldn’t like the option to pursue those recreational activities from their vessels of choice. And that’s why this fall Formula Boats will release its 430 All Sport Crossover, a 43-foot quad outboard-engine powered model "designed with the offshore adventurer in mind" that builds on the successful 430 Super Sport Crossover unveiled late last year. (A feature/cover story on the then-new model was published in the October-December 2016 issue of Speed On The Water digital magazine.)

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Formula is planning to release its new 430 All Sport Crossover in early fall.

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Mercury Racing Verado ROS Outboards Hung On Skater 368

An April—maybe even late March—debut is on tap for the first United States-built catamaran powered by Mercury Racing’s Verado ROS (Race Offshore) outboard engines thanks to Grant Bruggemann and company at Grant’s Signature Racing in Bradenton, Fla. Owned by former offshore racer and current high-performance powerboat enthusiast Matt Race, the Skater Powerboats 368 catamaran arrived at the shop a few weeks ago and Bruggemann has been working on it ever since.

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Canopied Sit-Down 50, Extended-Cockpit Stand-Up 50 And More Coming From Outerlimits

With the exception of a single-engine SV 29 sportboat in production, Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats has primarily big-boat projects in the works at its home base in Bristol, R.I. Among the more noteworthy models in production is the first canopied SV 50 sportboat, which will be called the 50 SVX, and an SL 50 with an extended stand-up cockpit.

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Low-Profile Mystic C4400 Paintjob ‘Most Detailed To Date’ For Miles

With its custom low-profile deck, Chad Collier’s Mystic Powerboats C4400 catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines is going to be a one-of-a-kind creation. In the handful of 44-footers built by John Cosker and his crew at the DeLand, Fla., luxury center console and high-performance catamaran company, it’s the only one with such sleek lines. So it’s no surprise that the cat is being dressed in a unique and elaborate paintjob by Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky.

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Skater 28 Catamaran Hot Again

A little more than a year ago during the 2016 Miami International Show, Peter Hledin, the founder and owner of Skater Powerboats, traveled to and from the event in a Skater 28 catamaran owned by longtime Skater client—and well-known member of the performance boating community—Jim Lee. According to Tony Cutsuries, the national sales manager for the Douglas, Mich., custom go-fast catamaran and V-bottom company, who was along for those rides with his boss, Hledin was impressed.

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A classic outboard-powered sport catamaran, the Skater 28 is becoming popular again. Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Sneak Peek: Mystic M3800 Deck Close To Complete

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The new deck from the tooling (above) for the new Mystic M3800 luxury center console will give it significantly different than that of the 42-footer. Photos courtesy/copyright Mystic Powerboat Sales.

At his home base in the suburbs of Chicago for just one day before he’s back on the road to deliver another Mystic Powerboats M4200 luxury center console, Scott Sjogren sent us the latest photos of the deck tooling for the new M3800. The first hull for the 38-footer was produced late last month.

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Progress Report: DCB Performance Boats New M44, M28 And More

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This Lamborghini-blue DCB Performance Boats M31 catamaran is out of gelcoat and ready for interior installation and rigging.

Zero downtime so far this year—that’s the word from Tony Chiaramonte and Jeff Johnston at DCB Performance Boats in El Cajon, Calif. Here’s a quick look at what DCB has—in addition to daily planning for the upcoming Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City Ariz., in early May—on its plate.

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