In less than 24 hours, DCB Performance Boats principals Jeff Johnston, Tony Chiaramonte and Paul Miller flew from their company’s home base outside San Diego over to Miami, logged several hours at the Miami International Boat Show and then returned to the West Coast. The DCB crew had good reason to make such a short, fact-finding mission. Their goal was to check out as many performance-oriented center console boats as they could in order to see what they liked and what they didn’t.
By 2020, DCB will have a brand new, 42-foot center console in its line up of custom-built high-performance powerboats. At 42 feet, 2 inches long and 11 feet, 8 inches wide, the model will be offered with triple, quad and quintuplet Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines (or whatever more-powerful V-8 platform-based outboards the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, high-performance marine engine and accessories company may release in the near future).
“It’s a big project and we’re excited about it,” said Jeff Johnston, the president of DCB. “Customer interest already is incredible…that actually drove our decision to move ahead with it. People have been asking us to build a center console for a long, long time.”
The DCB team collaborated with SFG Yacht Design for the 42-footer’s exterior styling, which incorporates signature elements of DCB’s stunning and successful M-Series catamaran line, which ranges from 28 to 44 feet. For final hull design, DCB is working with a proven Florida-based engineering and tooling company. Hull and deck plugs, along with other numerous parts of the boat, will be created via CNC technology.
With the base power package of Verado 400R outboards, the boat along with an included trailer will list in the mid-700’s range. The first two production slots have already been taken. The company is currently taking deposits for boats No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5.
“Obviously, we’ve experienced a lot with all the center consoles on the market in our travels to events around the country, but it was good to see what’s out there, all gathered in one location,” said Johnston. “But whatever our final 42 center consoles comes out to be, it will be every bit of a DCB.”
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