After letting the dust settle from Dave's Custom Boats' (DCB) journey to and from the Miami International Boat Show in mid-February, a phone to call Dave Hemmingson, founder and president of DCB, was answered yesterday with a refreshing and enthusiastic tone.
Hemmingson and the DCB crew, including co-owner Rob Blair, enjoyed a strong show in Miami, with the potential of at least a few sales.
"I love Miami—I think it's the best show in the world," Hemmingson said. "We're wrapping up a couple of deals from the show, maybe more. We got great response. Everyone was anxious to see the M41."
According to Hemmingson, the highly anticipated M41 Widebody catamaran will make its debut at the Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., at the end of April. In fact, he's hoping to have a handful in the water by the end of the year.
On the tails of the 41-footer, Hemmingson said the company will jump right into its smaller M285 Widebody model, a nice complement to the 31-, 35- and 41-foot cats with wraparound windshields.
"That boat is going to be a cool deal, especially with the new Mercury Racing 565 engine package," Hemmingson added. "I can't wait to see how the boat performs with those new engines. It's a perfect addition to the Widebody series."