A trio of 300 hp Mercury Verado outboards propelled the 390C to a top speed of nearly 66 mph. Not bad for a boat/engine package weighing about 12,000 pounds, plus a five-man crew, 100 gallons of gas and hardtop.
Each Deep Impact is customized to the buyer’s desires with impeccable fit and finish. The undersides of all hatches are finished in glossy gelcoat.
Our tester was rigged with two Garmin 7214 displays flush-mounted into twin alcoves at the helm, a full array of Mercury SmartCraft gauges in the center carbon-fiber panel, and Zero Effort throttle controls starboard of the wheel.
The 390C Open has a raised casting deck in the bow and is equipped with twin 55-gallon livewells in the full transom. The lazarette can also be plumbed, if the buyer wishes, for live bait — a hot commodity on the kingfish tournament circuit. There are also numerous drink holders for the crew’s other hot commodity — cans of Monster. With the energy this crew puts into competing, it’s going to need it by the case.
Comparable model: Nor-Tech 390 Sport Open