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DCB Performance Boats announced it is building a new M44 (above) as well as a new M28 model. All photos/renderings courtesy DCB.

With a focus on pushing the boundaries of design, construction and performance, DCB Performance Boats announced in a press release today that it is expanding its popular M-Series lineup in both directions with the new M28 and M44 models.

Currently in production, the first 28-foot and 44-foot catamarans are expected to be completed early next year. The new models are in addition to the company’s state-of-the-art M29, M31, M35 and M41 offerings.

Check out the slideshow above for more on the new M28.

“With the new M28 and M44 models, we are expanding to cater to both ends of DCB’s customer spectrum,” said Jeff Johnston, president of DCB. “We have current owners looking for a bigger boat, which is why we’re building the 44-foot catamaran, our largest model to date. At the same time, the new M28 gives us an entry-level boat for those customers aspiring to own a DCB.”

Johnston said the M44 will feature a base price of roughly $700,000 and include engine options ranging from twin Mercury Racing 700SCi engines and SSM#6 drives up to twin Mercury 1550/1350 engines and M8 drives. He added that the M28, which starts around $215,000 on a triple-axle trailer, is going to be available with either twin OptiMax 300XS and Verado 400R engines from Mercury or in a single-engine stern-drive setup with packages ranging from Mercury’s 565 engine and Bravo One drive to Mercury’s 1350 engine and M8 drive.

This slideshow includes renderings of the new M44.

“We’ve already sold two M44 models—one is getting twin Mercury 1550/1350 engines and M8 drives and the other one is getting Mercury 700SCi engines and No. 6 drives,” Johnston said. “We’re excited to be introducing two new models at the same time, especially because we’re growing our lineup in both directions. We can’t wait to showcase the innovative designs spearheaded by DCB’s founder, Dave Hemmingson.”

Johnston said anyone interested in getting information on a new boat can call Hemmingson or Tony Chiaramonte at 619-442-0300.

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