Spawned from the overwhelming success of our
24-foot Superboat, the 30-foot Superboat (originally named the 30 Tempest) was
designed with offshore 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 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 100 mph.
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
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.