The high performance market has been goingthrough many generational shifts in the pastfew years, obviously due to the current stateof the economy. Our eyes are opened widerand wallets are closed tighter. As a result, performanceboaters are now more concerned with fuelefficiency, warranties, maintenance expenses, insurancerates and the additional costs incurred to eclipse100 mph in a mid-size cat.The newly-acquired Spectre Powerboats, built byFrisini Motorsports in Fort Pierce, FL, has met thesechallenges in the recreational performance boatingsegment with the SC32. On a recent trip down theGulf Coast to Ft Myers, FL, I caught up with Eric andKeri Belisle and their 15-month old son, Dominick, theproud new owners of a SC32 powered by MercuryRacing 300 OptiMax outboards. The entire familywas introduced to Poker Runs at the PRA Cape CoralSeason Opener Poker Run in the spring and theywere hooked. Eric was looking for a boat that wouldfulfill their need for speed while at the same time, bedependable for his whole family.

The newly-acquired Spectre Powerboats, built by Frisini Motorsports in Fort Pierce, FL, has met these challenges in the recreational performance boating segment with the SC32. On a recent trip down the Gulf Coast to Ft Myers, FL, I caught up with Eric and Keri Belisle and their 15-month old son, Dominick, the proud new owners of a SC32 powered by Mercury Racing 300 OptiMax outboards. The entire family was introduced to Poker Runs at the PRA Cape Coral Season Opener Poker Run in the spring and they were hooked. Eric was looking for a boat that would fulfill their need for speed while at the same time, be dependable for his whole family.

Upon initial inspection of the SC32 at the dock, my eye was trained on the tooling of this cat. Every detail was crisp and clean. The mold work was near perfect, which was evident in every reflection in the gel coat. The red black and grey paint scheme designed by EFX was applied to perfection right down to the ghosted Spectre logo on the deck. The cockpit had a traditional layout with five Racaro Style bucket seats supplied by Premiere Performance interiors of Sarasota. All were color matched with carbon fiber seat shells.

Immediately upon entering the driver’s seat, as I was looking through the windscreen, the clarity through the windshield was one of the clearest I have ever viewed through. There wasn’t any distortion that can potentially intimidate novice performance enthusiasts (I might add that I have looked through many windshields from nearly every performance boat manufacturer in racing both racing the pleasure boat segments). It was thru-bolted to the deck with race style SS fasteners and two ridged SS stantions were on both port and starboard sides.

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