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Hustler Runs First Version of 39 Diesel Rockit

CALVERTON, NY– Hustler Powerboats is pleased to announce the completion of the first stage of prototype testing of the 39 Diesel Rockit.

Equipped with prototype Cummins MerCruiser Diesel 6.7, the Diesel Rockit hit 84 miles per hour. The motors, which were rated between 460 to 480 horsepower, will be taken out of the boat and be replaced with the new CMD 6.7 liter motors that are rated between 500 to 550 horsepower.

“We are very pleased with how the first version of the Diesel Rockit ran,” said Joe LoGiudice, President of Hustler Powerboats. “With the addition of between 140 to 180 horsepower, the 39 Diesel Rockit will become a 90+ mph boat which is unchartered territory for both Cummins MerCruiser Diesel and Hustler on two diesel motors.”

The MerCruiser Cummins Diesel motor will not be available until 2012, however Hustler will be taking orders on a first come basis. The evaluation boat and engine will be available for purchase, after testing, at a special discounted price with a full warranty.

About Cummins MerCruiser Diesel LLC
Based in Charleston, South Carolina (USA), Cummins MerCruiser Diesel is responsible for designing, manufacturing and providing reliable after-sales support worldwide for marine propulsion products. It offers a broad range of power, with available ratings from 40-715 hp for recreational applications and 150-715 hp for commercial use. Cummins MerCruiser Diesel is a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Mercury Marine and can be found on the internet at http://www.cmdmarine.com.
For more information contact: Clay Gaillard, CMD Public Relations Manager at (office) 843-745-1238, (cell) 850-596-8271 or clay.gaillard@cmdmarine.com

About Hustler Powerboats
Hustler Powerboats, a division of Global Marine Power, Inc. manufactures 14 boats in both catamaran and v-hull designs ranging from 21 feet to 50 feet in length. More information can be found by calling the office at 631-208-2933 or visiting the web site at http://www.hustlerpowerboats.com. Follow Hustler Powerboats on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HustlerSpeedboats and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/HustlerPowBoats

2 responses

  1. Joe

    Isn’t adding two Diesel engine’s adding a lot of weight?? What are the benefits other than longevity, fuel milage?

    June 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    • Joe,

      Yes it is adding weight, but it is only 1,100 additional pounds more than a pair of 700hp gas motors. Other than longevity, and fuel mileage, there is one other benefit of a diesel boat, and that is that it requires less mantainance on the motors over a gas motor in the long run (3+ years of owning the boat). Hope that answers your question.


      June 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

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