Owner Greg Timmon's has to be stoked with DCB's latest delivery his own M33R with twin 450's! The boat made it's first impressions on the crowd at the Lake Powell Challenge this last weekend and from what we have heard it was definitely a crowd pleaser! It's hard not to be when it's a newer model boat, with the latest in Merc Racing's power, and a build sheet that checks almost every box.
RDP got it's hands on the actual build order for the boat, and while it's slightly redacted (removed the price etc..) You can come to the conclusion quickly that no expense was spared on the build.
- Twin Merc 450R’s
- STR X-Act engine brackets
- Two (2) 55 gallon fuel tanks
- 100% Alcantara interior package with matching under cuddy
- CNC stitched embroidery sections
- Custom matching carpet kit with shaved diamonds in the fabric
- Phase III gelcoat scheme
- Half cap with black powdercoated SS rubrail
- Vacuum Infused Resin (VIR) process, foam-cored, with full carbon-fiber layup for weight savings (approx. 5,350lbs)
- Exposed carbon-fiber on deck and inner liner
- Two (2) Simrad NSS12 Evo3 (12”) touch screen monitors
- One (1) Garmin 7612 (12”) GPS center plotter
- Two (2) Garmin monitors on back of headrests
- Six (6) person intercom set with VHF boat-to-boat communication (aka “DCB Channel”)
- Interior Rigid LED lighting package (mood lighting, courtesy lighting, LED cupholders)
- Stage II stereo – Fusion head unit | Two (2) hard-wired remotes | Two (2) JL Audio amplifiers | Eight (8) JL Audio M6 midrange speakers | Two (2) 13” JL Audio subwoofers
- Mercury DTS controls
- 40” Billet swimstep with SeaDek lining for easy boarding
- Foot shower
- Extreme Custom Trailer, triple-axle with 18” FUEL rims, SS fenders and triangular drive guard, undercarriage LED lighting package, front courtesy ladder.
If you rewind back in time there was a lot of things that just became "overly bling" especially in the early 2000's. Back then manufacturers would have likely put hatch rams on all three of the hatches on the back of this boat, along with monster oversized billet hinges etc.
The outboard boats of today brought back a simplistic and minimalist approach, that it is clean and functional with no unnecessary things. Speaking solely for myself I am a big fan of this new styling. Note the cable on the back of the fender compartment to prevent the outer hatch from hitting the inner.
The idea of the fender compartment on either side of a storage bin is pretty ingenious in itself as well.
Note the traditional switching for the boats main functions as opposed to seazone switching. While seazone is very cool and "flashy", traditional switches offer ease of use, and reliability. If you ever have a problem in the future it's a lot easier to replace a switch than diagnose software problems.
Also note in this picture the red button on the very left side. That is the push to talk buttons for the "boat to boat" (car to car) radio.
The boat itself with minimal prop testing has already run an impressive number of 125 mph at 6450 RPM spinning Merc 35 inch CNC cleavers. This was on the higher end of DCB's estimations of 122-127 mph. With as hot and sticky as the weather has been, there could be a little left in it come winter time!
Congrats to Greg Timmon's once again! You should be very proud of your new build!
Photos - DCB & Tom Leigh