When boaters see the new Deep Impact Custom Boats 399 Sport and 399 Cabin, the first thing they’ll notice is the hardtop that sweeps aft off the front of the helm console, giving the boat a futuristic look. The windshield is integrated into the hardtop.
The helm console is also a new design that forms the top of the cabin and the underside of the forward sun lounge. In the bow, the 399 Open has two chaise-style lounge seats on the front of the console. Forward are two more lounges, and coaming pads run the length of the cockpit. There’s storage in the seat bases and in the foredeck anchor locker. Typically, the 399’s helm would be equipped with two Garmin 8617 chart plotters and Livorsi controls.
On the 399 series, owners can choose among three leaning-post options. The first features a single bolster with three seats at the helm, a wet bar on the aft side and a Yeti cooler. For more seating, a second set of stand-up bolsters is available with a smaller wet bar. The third option has a single bolster on the forward side with an aft-facing seat on the back.
You enter the 399 Sport’s cabin from the starboard side of the console. A small aft galley has a sink and microwave oven aft. Forward, there’s a dinette with a two-level table that drops down to create a berth. On the 399 Cabin, the private head compartment is in the console while the bow has a small galley to starboard, and in the bow is a V-shaped seating area, which converts into a berth.
Structurally, the 399 Sport and Cabin have stringers that were redesigned to accommodate the one-piece molded pan that forms the cabin. It’s a fiberglass liner that drops down into the stringers and becomes an integral part of the boat. To keep weight down, the stringers, cabin liner and helm are built with proprietary composite coring.
Below the waterline, the boat’s twin-stepped bottom design remains the same, and the first four versions of the 399 will be powered by four Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboards. Estimated top speed should be faster than 85 mph. Check out www.deepimpactboats.com.