GOT THE LOOK. Nothing says high performance like a pair of Harwood Pro-Stock-style air-intake scoops on a boat's engine hatch, but that usually means no padded sunlounge. Cigarette integrates the scoops into the cushioning so you get the necessary air to the motors and still have a place to stretch out. The hatch is fitted with the requisite mirrors on the underside to show off the motors, but when it's open, you're faced with a long drop from the deck to the engine compartment sole. Getting down there means stepping on top of the custom aluminum battery boxes. I'd install fold-down steps on the firewall bulkhead to make the descent safer.
The twin 575SCi's are installed on cradle mounts through-bolted to aluminum L-angles that are through-bolted to the stringers with backing plates. Trim pumps are easily serviced on the firewall bulkhead. All hoses and wires are run along the starboard gunwale in PVC tubing, and in the engine compartment they're supported with stainless-steel cushioned clamps.
Mayfair sea strainers keep debris from getting into the motors. If a hose breaks, close the shutoff valves mounted before the strainers so the bilge won't flood. To leave the boat in the water overnight, close the seawater intake, hook up a hose, and flush the engine with fresh water.
LAST WORD. A stepped-hull offshore go-fast that can run wild in the untamed ocean.
Displacement (lbs., approx.)..........9,800
Minimum cockpit depth ..........3'1"
Max. cabin headroom ..........4'8"
Fuel capacity (gal.)...260
Water capacity (gal.)..10
Price (w/standard power) ..........$313,198
Price (w/test power) ..........$395,278
STANDARD POWER: Twin 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG Bravo One V-8 gasoline stern drives.
OPTIONAL POWER: Twin V-8 gasoline stern drives up to 2,000 hp total.
TEST BOAT POWER: Twin 550-hp Mercury Racing HP575SCi Bravo One XR gasoline stern drives with 502 cid, 4.47" bore x 4.00" stroke, swinging 15 1/4" x 30" Mercury Racing Bravo One four-bladed ss props through 1.5:1 reductions.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT (major items): Through-bolted ss hardware w/backing plates; twin batteries in custom aluminum boxes; 2 battery switches; heavy-duty K-Plane trim tabs; ss external tie-bar; dual 1,500-gph bilge pumps; bilge blowers; Gaffrig instrumentation w/warning lights; nav lights; Zero Effort shifts and throttles; aluminum bow- and sternrails; battery charger and shorepower; power engine hatch; halogen engine room light; hydraulic steering; fuel/ water separators; 2 deck hatches; standup bolsters; cabin lighting; 12v outlet; Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo; galley w/sink and removable cooler; head; transom shower; fuel vapor sniffer; 2 handheld fire extinguishers; auto. fire extinguisher; anchor, chain, and rode; emergency shutoff switches; C0 detector.