Algonac, MI

Sunsation boats has raised the bar once again with another industry first. The Debut of their 43’ offshore was a smashing success in 06’, then the introduction of the SSR line in 08’. Sunsation did it again at this year’s Miami International Boat Show, where they unveiled their brand new series called the XRT. Short for Xtreme Racing Technology! This model has made it to market almost a year ahead of schedule. The XRT will be offered in both their 32 and 288 versions. With twin F16 Fighter Jet style canopies, aviation dash configuration throughout the cockpit and a completely re-tooled running surface, this model is set to explode on the Poker Run scene in 2009. Sunsation President and CEO Wayne Schaldenbrand says, “This model offers the customer a look and practicality that is not available on the market today. We designed the F-16 style canopies on this boat with a specific objective of offering an undistorted site line. We accomplished this because the driver and navigator will be looking slightly over the lip of the canopies while having a wind shear line above the head. I found the most common complaint amongst owners of canopy style boats is that their vision is obscured and distorted when looking through the wrap glass. That won’t happen in our boat!”

Well we can tell why the author of some of the hottest boats to come from this Michigan based business is excited about this one! It has independent monster gauge pods and strategically placed aviation grade instruments for precise readings while flying over the waves. Mercury Smart Craft Vessel View screens are standard. Billet touches abound throughout the boat. Fully functional Raptor Jet style air intake scoops scream performance when viewing from abaft. Other high end features of the XRT include air speed avionics gauges with pito tubes, Carbon fiber seating designed by Industry leader Michael McLeod and graphics designed and expertly applied by Mitch Tolan of Mitcher T design.

Hilltop Marine of Lake Cumberland, KY was the first dealer to stock the all new XRT but that didn’t last long as the boat was sold early on at the show. In fact Sunsation had the assistance of both Hilltop Marine and Mahopac Marine in their display where the trio sold the first four XRT’s. If you missed seeing this hot new model at the Miami International Boat Show be sure to stop by Hilltop or Mahopac soon as both dealers will have this hot new model on the showroom floor.