CALVERTON, NY– Hustler is pleased to announce the completion of the first stage of testing the 39 Rockit with Twin Young Performance 1100 EFI motors and Mercury Number 6 drives.
With Rolf Papke of Pro Technologies at the helm and Eddie Young of Young Performance gauging the engine conditions, the 39 Rockit hit a top speed of 132 mph before maximizing the prop.
“It was the fastest and most stable V-bottom I have ever driven as it made a two foot chop look like a piece of glass,” said Papke. “The boat was so tame and quiet that I did not need to run the boat with the trim tabs down at any point of driving it.”
“It was the most boring 132 MPH boat ride that I ever had,” added Young. “The boat did not do anything stupid– going straight through 2 foot chop in any direction. You could put a cup of coffee on the dash.”
The weather conditions while testing was at 62 degrees with 10 to 20 mph wind gusts blowing east to west along with a two foot chop in the water. The speed was achieved on 3/4 throttle, 17 inch by 35 degrees pitch Hering props at 6,000 RPM’s. “This boat will achieve 140 mph with the proper props,” said Joe LoGiudice, the owner of Hustler Powerboats. “We are looking forward to getting this boat dialed in.”
The 39 Rockit was designed for people looking to achieve 110+ mph safely without the worries of chine walking or porpoising. Prices start at $498,934 depending on power and drive choice.
About Hustler Powerboats
Hustler Powerboats, a division of Global Marine Power, Inc. manufactures 15 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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