I've had the pleasure of knowing Randy Scism, owner and president of Marine Technology Inc., for many years, and I have to admit I've never heard him as excited about a new model as he was talking about the new SV42 this afternoon.
The first V-bottom from the Wentzville, Mo., company, the SV42 is a 42-foot center console featuring a patented design and a sweeping, stylish appearance that bears resemblance to the company's high-performance offshore catamarans.
Scism said the company pulled the hull from the mold yesterday and the tooling is still being completed for the deck.
"The components are being built as we speak and we'll start rigging the hull right away," said Scism, who expects to have the test boat ready for testing and validating in about a month.
Scism plans to test the hull with twin, triple and quad Mercury Verado 300-hp outboards. Twin-engine sterndrive applications will be available for the boat as well. And with Scism's list of speed-hungry customers, don't be surprised to see one with Mercury Racing's turbocharged 1,100-hp engines.
"We have several clients who have ordered one and are anxiously awaiting our testing," said Scism, who has a full schedule of events on his plate this summer, including the Texas Outlaw Challenge, Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and Emerald Coast Poker Run. "I can't tell you how excited we are to be working on this project. It's a totally new design for a totally new market.
"I don't think anyone in the center console world is building anything like this," he continued. "I believe it's going to be a game-changer."