It’s the first weekend of the Miami International Boat Show what a weekend in store for performance boaters who are making the trip down south. Several different unveils went down from some big names including Cigarette and Outerlimits with new boats and even Mercury Racing latest outboard.
When it comes Cats we know Outerlimits SC46 is on the top of many of boaters list with its fine lines, hull design, and proven performance. We know this is not a new model unveil its was however a brand new 2020 version of the boat. Going by the name Hurry up which is suiting for this twin 1550 Mercury Racing powered machine, the crew at Outerlimits have said is capable of excess of 180 MPH the boat. The graphic were visually stunning by Stephen Miles Designs to set this boat right off.
Now when it comes to v-hulls, two companies stood out this year one for its special edition and another for continuing its break out of the v-hull market. Cigarette racing came out big and we mean big, weighing in at 31,000 LBS with another 59’ Tirranna only this one was an AMG special edition which in AMG Fashion was done flawlessly from its colors and trimmings to its six Mercury Racing 450R outboards across the back.
The other company was Fountain Powerboats who has been a staple for performance v-hulls for years and only recently got into the cat business with their 34 Thunder Cat. The boat is receiving great feed back and gaining popularity over the past year. Although It might still feel weird for some seeing a fountain logo on a cat, this red 34 Thunder Cat on hand for the MIBS had the Fountain feeling through and through. With a pair of 450R’s this twin stepped 34 cat is an ideal mid size cat which has a smooth ride and can still easily run 130 Mph.
Theres always almost to much on going on at the boat show to cover in one brief highlight article so will be addressing several other things featured at the show over a couple additional articles including Mercury Racing’s new 60R, a small but powerful little outboard and of course some of the things going on at Marine Technology Inc. as they brought out a presentation for the addition of a 50V Center Console.