Spawned from the overwhelming success of our 24-foot Superboat, the 30-foot
Superboat (originally named the 30 Tempest) was designed with rough water in
mind. The narrow beam, 7 feet, enabled the boat to cut through any sea
conditions like a knife with the handling characteristics of a much larger boat.
Less bottom area and less weight translated into faster speeds, and that 30-foot
hull outran all of our competitors boats by an average of 10 mph with equal
stern drive power. * Note: 8' and 8'6" beamed boats were designed for
maximum widths on highways - not performance. The 30 Tempest was almost
unbeatable on the offshore racing circuit, and Superboats has won more races
with this size hull than any other manufacturer. Three of these race boats, RC
MARINE, MEDIA MASTER , and the EXTINGUISHER, completely dominated the A-class
from 1991 to 1999 establishing some offshore records that may never be beat.
In 1998 we redesigned the Tempest hull to incorporate a tri-step bottom, and
in testing the new
bottom proved itself worthy of the endeavor. The hull not only gained speed, but
handling at the top end was improved as well. "I took my hands off the
wheel at 85 mph and the boat drove perfectly straight," stated owner John
Coen, "And the boat turned like it was on rails." The first model was
rigged with a 725 hp blower motor/5 pounds of boost/Bravo One drive, and it ran
- The 30 Tempest has been replaced with the
For Superboat's 30th anniversary in the millennium, the 30 footer was once
again updated in design - hence the new model name, the 30-Y2K. This model
features a completely new deck style with an ultramodern look that incorporates
optional partial F-16 fighter jet canopies, an optional boarding platform, and
many other amenities in response to customer demand.
The first model of the new style boat was rigged specifically with the
Factory I class in mind (HP500EFI/Bravo One). This boat ran a solid 80 mph on a
GPS out-of-the-box with a stock prop that was recommended by and tested by world
champion throttleman Joey Imprescia of East Cost Marine Performance. The
response to this boat was unprecedented.
In it's first test on the offshore race course, we entered
this boat in the Manufacturer's Challenge Cup held in REAL
OFFSHORE CONDITIONS in Point Pleasant, NJ. The father/son team of
John and John Coen easily took first place. - (See article below). For racing, pleasure boating, cruising, poker runs and high performance, if
speed and handling are your priorities, the 30-Y2K is your only choice.