Florida builder adds center console line

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Statement Marine, the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based custom builder of offshore performance boats, is entering the offshore center console market with its new line of high-performance "SUV" models.

The company recently introduced 34-foot outboard and 37-foot diesel sterndrive SUV center consoles in open and forward cuddy configurations, with retail-sold units now delivering to customers. A 36-foot SUV cuddy model is in production and will debut in February at the Miami International Boat Show.

Development is also under way on a 39-foot SUV open model with triple or quad outboard engine options that will launch next summer, the company said.

“These are the newest high-performance center consoles on the market, so we tried to make them better in every way,” Statement Marine vice president of sales and marketing Mike Flanigan said in a statement.

“We all know the speed and performance benefits of stepped-bottom vee hulls, as well as the potential tradeoffs in terms of handling, and especially turning,” he added. “We developed a running surface that provides all the speed and efficiency of a ventilated hull, yet attacks the turns like a heavy, solid, 24-degree conventional vee bottom. The Statement SUVs have great acceleration, sportboat handling and they’re extremely stable.”

Pricing for the 34 SUV starts below $200,000 with a pair of Mercury 300-HP Verado outboards, the company said.

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