DCB Performance Boats Adding Center Console

In less than 24 hours, DCB Performance Boats principals Jeff Johnston, Tony Chiaramonte and Paul Miller flew from their home-base outside San Diego, Calif, to Miami, logged several hours at the Miami International Boat Show and then returned to the West Coast. That all of the happened via commercial air carriers made the trip that much more remarkable—and daunting given the all the joys of commercial air travel these days.

But the DCB crew had good reason to make the trip, which was more of a fact-finding mission. Their goal was to check out as many performance-oriented center consoles as they could to see what they liked and what they didn’t.

DCB Performance Boats Center Console

In response to customer demand, Southern California-based DCB Performance Boats will launch a 42-foot performance-oriented center console this year.

That’s because come 2020, DCB will have a 42-foot center console in its line 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 quint Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines or whatever more-powerful V-8 platform-based outboards the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company may release in the near or distant 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 that 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—and other numerous parts of the boat—will be created via CNC technology.

With the base power package of Verado 400R outboards, the boat—with a trailer included—will list in the mid-$700,000 range. The first two production slots have already been taken. The company currently is taking deposits for boats No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5.

“Obviously, we’ve experienced a lot 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.”

See all DCB Performance Boat listings on Boat Trader.

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