Longtime performance boat builder Superboat of Lindenhurst, N.Y., is hoping to revive business by going back to its roots.
The company is revered for producing smaller boats that can handle the rough stuff on Long Island’s Great South Bay and Superboat president John Coen decided to package the Superboat 21 Legend and Superboat 24 with a Mercury 200-hp outboard. It’s the same engine and motor combination that won numerous world and national championships in offshore racing in the 1980s. J.D. D’Elia, who eventually teamed with his father to form the Special Edition team, started in a 21’ Superboat. So did current multi-time world and national champions Nigel Hook and Joe Imprescia.
“I’ve had requests for 21s and 24s from young guys, so I figured if I make a boat they can afford, maybe they’ll buy it,” said Coen.
For $39,900, the Superboat 21 Legend will be paired with a Mercury 200-hp outboard. The boat measures 20’7” long with a 7’6” beam and a 21-degree Deadrise at the transom. Dry weight without the motor is 1,250 pounds and the fuel tank has a 60-gallon capacity. The 21 Legend comes with cable steering, instrumentation, navigation lights and twin bucket seats with a rear bench. Coen predicts the top speed to be in the low-to-mid 70 mph range.
If you’ve got an extra $10,000, the Superboat 24 will come with the same motor and equipment and is expected to run 60 to 63 mph. It has an overall length of 23’7” with a 7’ beam and a 2,000-pound non-rigged displacement. Transom Deadrise is 24 degrees. It comes with the same cockpit layout and equipment list as the 21 Legend.
Both boats will be built with balsa coring in the hull bottom with closed cell foam in the decks. The hull-to-deck joints are fully bonded and bolted. For more information, contact Superboat at 631-226-1761, www.superboatonline.com.