Inside SOTW Mag: M44 DCB Profile – New Frontiers
Of all the members of the Florida Powerboat Club who could have won the “Best Catamaran” award at the outfit’s Miami Boat Show Poker Run, there was no better choice than Mauricio Vivanco of Downey, California. In October 2021, Vivanco and his equally lovely wife, Angie, took delivery of a DCB Performance Boats M44 Widebody Open Bow Catamaran just in time for the annual Owners Regatta from El Cajon, California to Lake Havasu City. , Arizona.
Powered by a pair of twin-tuned Mercury Racing 1550/1350 engines, the 44-footer stole the show and did her humble and gracious owners proud.
One of two DCB creations to take on the Florida Powerboat Club Miami Boat Show Poker Run, Mauricio and Angie Vivanco, the jaw-dropping open-bow M44 Widebody won’t be the last. Photo by Tom Leigh copyright Tommy Gun Images.
But the fun was just beginning. The Vivancos stayed at Lake Havasu for the entire week after the regatta and put nearly 20 hours of operation on the white, black and green cat. In December, Mauricio Vivanco returned to Lake Havasu to test the boat and it peaked at 164 mph with its turbocharged four-valve four-cam engines in 1,550 hp mode.
“She probably still had 10 or 15 mph in her,” he said. “But I ran out of lake. “The sound of the engines in 1550 mode was beautiful; it was a rumble like I had never heard before,” he added, then laughed. “It was like when I met my wife, except it was love at first sight. It was love at first sound.
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