DCB Performance Boats of El Cajon, CA, has added two new models to its M series of luxury performance catamarans: the M28 and the M44—making them the smallest and biggest boats in their lineup.
“With the new M28 and M44 models, we are expanding to cater to both ends of DCB’s customer spectrum,” said Jeff Johnston, president of DCB. “We have current owners looking for a bigger boat, which is why we’re building the 44-foot catamaran, our largest model to date. At the same time, the new M28 gives us an entry-level boat for those customers aspiring to own a DCB.”
Plugs are nearly complete on both boats, after which molds will be created. Johnston said DCB plans to have both models ready in time for the 2017 Desert Storm poker run and shootout. Two of the M44s have already been sold. The first out of the mold, purchased by a customer in the Seattle area who previously owned an M41, will be shipped to Mark Morris at Visual Imagination in Missouri for a premium paint job prior to delivery. It will be powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1550 engines, and is expected to reach speeds in excess of 180+ mph. The boat will likely be displayed on a tilt trailer at Lake Havasu’s Street Party, prior to Desert Storm. It will feature a custom interior with Alcantara fabric, carbon fiber layup and a huge stereo system.
The M44 will feature a base price of roughly $700,000 and include engine options ranging from twin Mercury Racing 700SCi engines and SSM#6 drives up to twin Mercury 1550/1350 engines and M8 drives. Meanwhile, the M28, which starts around $215,000 on a triple-axle trailer, will be available with either twin OptiMax 300XS and Verado 400R engines from Mercury or in a single-engine stern-drive setup with packages ranging from Mercury’s 565 engine and Bravo One drive to Mercury’s 1350 engine and M8 drive.