A six-time off-road racing champion, Bryce Menzies took delivery of his first DCB Performance Boats M37R catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines in 2020. Now the famed Trophy Truck racer, who lives in Las Vegas, has ordered a second 37-footer. That provides a new opportunity for Stephen Miles of Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky., who designed graphics for Ken and Renee Lalonde’s M37R but didn’t apply them—the custom catamaran builder handled them in gelcoat at its El Cajon, Calif., home-base.
Now Miles will have the chance to handle the entire process.
Bryce Menzies’ second DCB M37R catamaran will be the first DCB to be painted by Stephen Miles Design. Preliminary rendering courtesy/copyright Stephen Miles/Stephen Miles Design.
In about four months, the cat will be hauled to Kentucky so Miles and company can work their airbrush magic on it. It will be completed and delivered to Menzies 10 to 12 weeks later, according to DCB president Jeff Johnston.
Though the final design for the cat’s paintjob is not complete, Miles has said he is “close to finished” and supplied a preliminary rendering (above).
“The opportunity to work with DCB and Bryce freaking-badass-Menzies is, as Tony Chiaramonte at DCB, would say, ‘freaking rad dude,’” said Miles. “Plus, Jeff and Tony are some of the coolest gentlemen I’ve met in this industry.”
Menzies’ first M37R will likely have a new home during the DCB Regatta, which is scheduled for October 6-7.
“I think he has a new buyer lined up and he is going to hand over the boat and pink slip at the owners event next month,” Johnston. “Bryce enjoyed the build process so much that he wanted to do it again.”
A mostly gray beauty, Menzies’ first DCB M37R will be heading to a new home. Photo by Jeff Helmkamp copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.