Check out this slick Speed On The Water Article from earlier this summer, featuring the first sea trial of the 29 Savage Sportboat!
Weather forced Patrick Haughey and the crew at Active Thunder Powerboats in Pompano Beach, Fla., to scrub first sea trial of the first 29 Savage sportboat. At that point, Haughey said he expected the boat to run in the mid-70-mph range, while utilizing 26-inch-pitch lab-finished four-blade Bravo propellers from Mercury Marine.
“Those props should be just right for it,” said Haughey. “We’ll see how it goes…”
Once the nasty weather subsided, noted marine journalist Eric Colby ventured Pompano Beach to test the 29-footer for Boating Magazine alongside Active Thunder Company principal, Patrick Haughey, to shoot a the first online video test of the 29 Savage closed–deck sportboat. Built at the company’s facility in Pompano Beach, Fla, the open-layout 29-footer was powered by twin 300-hp Mercury Marine Verado outboard engines, but can also be ordered with stern drive power.
It’s safe to say that Vance was impressed with his time on the boat. “This is a go-fast boat with luxury and plenty of speed,” he said early in the fast-moving, well-produced video. Check it out, below!
“We had a great time together,” Haughey said after the test via telephone interview. “I don’t think Randy wanted to get out of the boat.”
In typical Boating magazine fashion, Vance and company captured plenty of data including the boat’s top speed of 76 mph (“I was hoping for 80 mph, but this particular boat is loaded with stuff,” Haughey said), its cruising speed of 48.6 mph at 4,000 rpm, and much more.