Just got off the phone with John Cunningham of Spectre Powerboats, who said that the company’s new SV300 V-bottom is being laid up and should be ready by October. Base price for the 30-footer, which will ride on a 24-degree single-step hull, with an 8.2-litre engine will be $164,352.
“We’ve taken all the fat out of the pricing,” said Cunningham. “We understand where the economy is and we understand it will be a couple of years before it comes back.”
Cunningham described the 30-footer as ‘family sport boat”—with a full cabin and a V-berth—designed and built for running on lakes and bays. The boat will be offered with a single big-block engine, twin small-block engines or twin big-block engines. Although custom paint will be available, Spectre currently is designing a standard graphics package for the new model.
In a larger sense, the new 30-footer represents a move by Spectre, which made its name on high-performance catamarans, to expand its product line.
“What we’re trying to do is build a boat company for everyone,” Cunningham explained. “It’s very hard to just build cats and survive in this market.
“Our 260 Roadster center console is very popular,” he added. “It’s really selling.”
Future model releases for Spectre reportedly include a 40-foot V-bottom as well as 36- and 43-foot catamarans.