Elegance Defines DCB M37R Catamaran No. 18

Asked how he felt about the predominantly silver gelcoat-dressed DCB Performance Boats M37R catamaran he delivered yesterday in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., with colleague Tony Chiaramonte, Jeff Johnston responded instantly. With the famed London Bridge in the background, the latest DCB M37R catamaran turned heads yesterday on Lake Havasu. “It’s timeless,” said Johnston, the president […]

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MTI Celebrating Silver Anniversary All Year

In 2004, Powerboat magazine assigned me a profile story of an up-and-coming boat builder. His name was Randy Scism, his Missouri-based company was called Marine Technology, Inc., and it offered one boat, a 42-foot catamaran with sexy hips. A lifelong lover of speed on the water, Scism learned his craft as the general manager and […]

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Michel Sells Cloud IX MTI Catamaran

I almost didn’t believe it myself when Louisiana performance boater Nate Michel informed me in confidentiality a few weeks ago that he was selling his beloved Cloud IX, the “movie star” 40-foot MTI catamaran he had completely redone several years ago. It’s hard to believe, but Nate Michel of Louisiana sold Cloud IX, his incredible 40-foot MTI […]

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The Evolution of Power Catamarans

A veteran marine journalist reflects on how fast power cats have evolved over the last few decades. When I first cranked up my marine-magazine career eons ago, most of the big magazines dispatched editors every year to the Chicago International Boat Show. And toward the end of the festivities in 1989, in a crowded aisle […]

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TowBoatUS awards honors at New Orleans conference

During the annual BoatUS Towing Conference in New Orleans, La., the organization recognized its affiliates and its captains. TowBoatUS Long Beach was awarded Tower of the Year, and five captains serving locations in Key Largo, Fla.; Provincetown, Mass.; Cleveland, Ohio; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Old Saybrook, Conn. were honored for their lifesaving actions. Owned by […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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Dirty Money Racing Super Cat Team Selects Go-Fast Community Notables For Cockpit Duty

For more than a decade, South Florida-based Brand X Hi-Performance Marine principal Jason Ventura and Bill Pyburn, Jr., his longtime customer and friend who lives in the northern part of the state, have worked closely together on the well-known and respected custom high-performance powerboat enthusiast’s many exquisite catamarans. But come 2023, they’ll be sharing the […]

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New mutihulls take on an Atlantic crossing

Helen Fretter speaks to a few of the astounding 15 new multihull owners who took part in the most recent ARC, as catamaran and multihull sailing continues to boom The explosion in multihull and catamaran sales has been well documented, with many yards reporting lead times of two years or longer as build slots sold […]

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2023 Four Winns TH36

The TH36 is a catamaran equipped for entertaining a crowd. Courtesy Four Winns Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. The TH36 represents a departure from traditional Four Winns boats. This catamaran possesses sleek lines courtesy of renowned Italian firm Garroni […]

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Super Stock Class Releases 2023 Competition Schedule

With 15 teams committed to running at least some portion of the seven-race 2023 Super Stock-class owners group internal schedule, fans of the outboard-engine-powered spec catamaran category will not want for offshore racing action this season. The group released its schedule this afternoon via social media, and it includes the following dates and events, five […]

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DCB M33R No. 15 Catamaran Is A Warm Break From Winter

Bold gelcoat colors have long been a staple of high-performance powerboats builds out West, so a molten-orange catamaran with a color-matched interior isn’t unusual. But the latest DCB Performance Boats M33R catamaran, hull No. 15 going to a buyer in the Tacoma, Wash., area, is proof positive that warm colors are alive and very, very […]

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MTI Going With Seven-Boat Fleet For Miami Boat Show

Though the MTI won’t pull the sheet off a new model during the Miami International Boat Show—after all, the Wentzville, Mo., company introduced its 440X catamaran just two months ago—there will be plenty of eye-candy for fans of the brand during the February 15-19 event. The custom high-performance powerboat builder will display V-50 and V-42 […]

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Beneteau makes boat division appointments

As part of the “Let’s Go Beyond!” plan and the structuring of the House of Brands, the Groupe Beneteau announced the appointments of Yann Masselot as chief brands and communication officer for the boat division and Jean-François Lair as director of BENETEAU brand. The management of all the Brands and Communication of the Groupe Beneteau […]

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Featured Boat: 2021 MTI 390X Catamaran

Offered by Performance Boat Center at its Hollywood, Fla., location, this 2021 MTI 390X catamaran is powered by two Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines with 100 operating hours. According the listing, the engine warranties are good until June 1, 2024, and also can be extended. Electronics in the eight-seat, carbon-fiber 39-footer include Garmin 8617 and […]

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Sneak Peek: Progress On The Class 1 M CON Skater

Earlier this week, M CON offshore racing team owner Tyler Miller and his wife, Lindsey, paid a visit to Skater Powerboats in Douglas, Mich., for a cockpit “fitting.” The hull and deck of their new Class 1 Skater 438 catamaran, which will be powered by class-spec Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines, were joined earlier this […]

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