If you think electric power means giving up your need for speed, you are in for a surprise. On day one of the Miami International Boat Show, Cigarette and Mercedes AMG unveiled their new designs—the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive and the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive.
For the first time at the Fort Lauderdale show, Cigarette will offer a boat that balances the roaring power of Cigarette boats with the comfort of a fully equipped cabin. Powered by five Mercury 300 Verados or Mercury Racing 350 Verados engines, this powerful entry in the luxury tender market rockets up to an amazing 76 mph.
Even before the debut of the 42 Huntress, Cigarette boats have served as tenders for speed-loving boaters (just look at the toy alongside Christensen’s Remember When). Equipped with up to five Mercury outboards (300 or 350 Verados), this powerful entry in the luxury tender market rockets up to amazing speeds (try mid-80s, as in mph). But the beamy Huntress (12 feet at its maximum) is not just about speed.