DCB Performance Boats of El Cajon, CA, has delivered a walkthrough/open bow version of its M33R Widebody to Brett and Sheila Baur of Ogden, UT. The boat was delivered during this August’s Big Cat Poker Run.

“It was a fun trip,” Baur tells Speedboat. “I’d never been there before, and got to run on the California Delta—that was some totally different boating. We had a great time!”

This is the third M33R with the full walk-through open bow, according to company President Jeff Johnston, and is hull #10 of the M33R model.

It’s also Baur’s first DCB, after owning speedboats built by a variety of other manufacturers.

Tony Chiaramonte at DCB and I have been friends for years before this build,” Baur says. “We’ve talked for years about my doing something with them. Eventually, I decided I wanted something a little smaller that what I’d owned previously, so that’s kind of how this came about.” With its twin Mercury Racing 450R outboards, Chiaramonte test-drive this M33R in SoCat at 114 mph.

Working with Tony and the entire crew at DCB was a pleasure, Baur says. ” I just sent them some colors and photos of ideas I liked, and let them just run wild with it,” he reports. “They kept me up to speed on the boat’s progress during the build. They were great to work with.”

Baur owns Brett’s Towing in Ogden, as well as an environmental cleanup company.

Full specs on the DCB:

2023 M33R WIDEBODY (walk-through open bow)
Beam: 9’7″
Power: Twin Mercury Racing 450Rs
Billet foot shower at front, along with JL Audio hard wired remote flushed into the inside front sponson for social distancing at the bow of the boat.
Flip up lumbar seats in open bow for ease of storage and access at the helm area.
Two (2) 85 gallon fuel tanks
STR (Shaun Torrante Racing) X-Act engine brackets
50% Alcantara interior package, with 50% CHILL Cool Tech Marine Vinyl
Custom 2-color SeaDek kit
Custom Isotta FANETE steering wheel (black with white stitching to match interior)
Phase III gelcoat scheme
Half-cap with polished SS rubrail
Vacuum Infused Resin (VIR) process, foam-cored, with partial carbon-fiber layup
Two (2) NSS12 Evo3 12” SIMRAD touch screen monitors
Shadow-Caster interior LED lighting package (mood lighting, courtesy lighting, LED cupholders)
10” Shadow-Caster underwater LED light, with tunnel lighting.
Stage IV stereo – JL Audio head unit | Three (3) hard-wired remotes | Four (4) JL Audio amplifiers | Twelve (12) JL Audio M6 midrange speakers with LED | Four (4) 12” JL Audio M7 free air subwoofers
Mercury DTS controls
Bimini Top
Oversized 40” Billet swimstep with SeaDek lining and telescoping retractable ladder for easy boarding,
Extreme Custom Trailer, triple-axle with two-tone chrome & black 18” FUEL rims, black fenders and triangular drive guard, front courtesy ladder, under carriage LED mood lighting, etc…
Manufacturer estimated top speed – 115+ mph