You would think for the rec boater and the cost of buying new boats these days they would leave the cats out of the exhaust being over 500hp motors. This would help with a lower cost per motor from 2.5 K to 4 K.
Alot of repair shops around still not up to speed with the O2 sensors and cat systems nor even seeing an Illmor engine. I'm glad to see this taking place as Illmor will be gaining more market share. Mercruiser barely has their motors in the Wakeboard / ski boat market now adays but Illmor has their motors in every Mastercraft.
Also wonder if Mast Performance has anything to do with this build? They were trying to get their marine motor out in the public but that seems to have been on hold. Has to be a reason for it. Thanks for the updated info