Joey Imprescia owner/throttleman
The winningest throttleman in the history of offshore powerboat racing.

Joey's 32-foot Superboat Cat Eastcoast Marine

Many of you already know who eight-time world champion throttle man Joe Imprescia is.  Joe also owns and runs Eastcoast Marine, located in Amityville, Long Island.  Here, we present to you a quick look at Joe's ride - a custom Superboat 21 Legend was built strictly for racing in the USPBA an NPBA. When the boat was built, Joe Imprescia made a deal that if it was going to be sold, he had the first option to purchase it. The boat's construction is Kevlar and Devinacell, resulting in a hull weight of 940 lbs, less motor and rigging. 

Ed Ryan  had the boat built and had Eddie Leece drive it.  The Superboat was  raced  from 1989 through 1992 in the United States Power Boat Association, and  the National Power Boat Association.  All races were held in the northeast and the boat won nine out of eleven races.  

"Arizona" as it was once called, was originally rigged with a 1989 200 Mercury, then in 1991, a 2.5 Mercury retired the 200.  With the larger V6, the Legend hit 86 mph. In 1993, Joe Imprescia of East Coast Marine Performance purchased the Superboat and it sat until the winter of 1998.  It was at this point that Joe got the boat together and hung a 225 Mercury Pro Max on it. He used the boat during the summer of 1999, and achieved a top speed of 80 mph with that setup.  It was time to up the ante, so  over the winter of 1999, Joe completely  unrigged the boat and sent it out to have it painted. During the re-rigging process, he boat has been completely updated with Gaffrig gauges, hydraulic steering, wireless trim on the wheel, CMC hydraulic jack plate, which Joe unassembled and had anodized in black to further compliment the new colors of the boat.  Additionally, he added some very nice pop up cleats  and the boat got a complete new interior, and all new power coated brackets. 

Finally, the addition of a Mercury Pro Max 300 would complete the package.  As if this was not enough, Joe decided to go all out and have the large three-liter Mercury shortened with a custom-cut fifteen inch midsection.  This SS Pro Max 300 is the only one we know if in existence, and we expect many custom shops to follow suit.  Stay with us on this - soon we'll report the performance of this custom rig.  For now, we hope you enjoyed the article. - SCREAMANDFLY.COM December 2000

Email Joey at: ecmpus1@aol.com

 

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