Five Mercury Marine outboards on a Center Console Cigarette

five outboards on a Cigarette Racing center console

Cigarette Racing photo of their top center console with top power

 

Cigarette Racing offers the regular production option for its customers of high performance Center Consoles of either 300 HP Verado outboards from Mercury Marine or 350 HP Verado outboards from Mercury Racing. That is 1,750 HP! These engines weight from 635 lbs to 667 lbs. each. Their  WOT rpm range vary by HP rating and even by shaft length.

The boat specifications are length: 42′, beam:11’9″ and Fuel Capacity of 500 Gallons.

Cigarette Racing says “the all-new 42′ Huntress exemplifies Cigarette’s determination to continually innovate and expand its horizons. By merging a performance hull with an entertainment-centric deck and cabin created a total lifestyle powerboat. The efficient hull propels this boat up to exhilarating speeds yet even with its gracious and spacious deck and lounge, the boat’s extreme agility and easy-handling belie its size.

Its twin-step, deep-vee hull efficiently and smoothly runs the water, while the lightweight, composite, structure and framework has been further refined, lowering weight and improving the balance. The hardtop follows the lines of the vessel, and the weight has been further reduced to lower the center of gravity. Twin steps aid easy on-plane acceleration and smooth running and the easy handling may surprise the first-time captain.

All-new CNC tooling was used to create all-new Cigarette with extra room to spare above and below deck, where 7+ foot headroom provides surprising freedom of movement.”

Cigarette Racing sells many of its boats to South Florida boaters. There boaters prefer outboards for power over stern drives  (I/Os). Also outboards are showing sales gains now. However, some of the reasons for an outboard preference are neutered in this horsepower and speed range.

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