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Fertig and Garvin’s Skater 399
Manufacturer – Skater Powerboats
Model – 399 V-hull
Material – Carbon/Kevlar
Engines – Twin 5.9L, 480hp Cummins
Transmissions – ZF Two speeds
Drives – Arneson #8s
Props – Precision Works 19 x 44
Electronics - Simrad NSS Integrated Navigation system with satellite weather
Fast cruise - 78mph @ 2mpg (light load)
Top speed - 84mph (light load)
Chris Fertig and his navigator Tyson Garvin pulled out of Liberty Landing Marina in New York Harbor this morning at 7:51 a.m. So marks the start of their attempt to shatter the Bermuda Challenge record set last year by Fabio Buzzi.
Fertig, if you remember, originally broke the record last summer in a Statement Marine 37 powered by MerCruiser TDI diesel engines only to see Buzzi beat it a few weeks later.
Undaunted, Fertig and Garvin secured sponsorship for their new Skater 399 powered with Twin Cummins diesels and Arneson surface drives. (For more on their boat, click here.)
Follow along with our live action tracking and video feed, located here.