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Old 01-20-2008, 11:10 PM
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Default Miami Vice Boat!!

I thought with all the talk about the MTI ( miami Vice boat) that sold at Barrette-Jackson last night I thought I would bring up a post about the real Miami Vice boat. The Wellcraft 38 KV, its what got me and many other's into performance boating. Please post some pic's and info. I know this topic has been discussed before but what the hell.
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I'm curious as to how much horsepower don Johnsons's boat had and what was its top speed. That show also got me into offshore boats.
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How about the original miami vice boat, the Chris Craft Stinger 390? One of my favorites.

The Chris Craft 390 was the same hull as the Excalibur Hawk 40. I believe chris craft bought the molds from Excalibur. They had 22 Degree deadrise, 9ft beams.

Then they went to the scarab KV. Which i believe was a 24degree hull, with a 8'6" beam. I havent had the chance to run a 38KV, but I did have a 40' Excalibur Hawk, and it loved rough water.

None of the above were very fast, compared to whats out today, but handled big water awesome, and still hold thier place respectably in the offshore world. They were the cats pajamas back then, I still love watching "the great mccarthy" episode where they raced the Stinger, Cary 50, and some other offshore boats. LOL, so cheesy, but still cool.
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The cool thing was Don Johnson was really into the boats. I believe Laz from mesa balancing used to work on engines for him.
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I think the stinger was the better looking boat.

Great pics!. Whatever happened to the other boats in the great mc carthy? wonder if anyone on this site owns them?

Also, what was the cigarette in that scene? It looks like a 38 flatdeck? Wonder if anyone has any info on that?

P.s i'd do the black chick in that episode!.
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good pic

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The CC Stinger was Don Johnson's personal boat. Scarab got involved shortly after the pilot and hence, the 38KV became part of the show.

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Does Don J. Still ownd the record for the Mississippi run? From The Qad cities to New Orleans? Let's brake it ..
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I swear the vids of the boats & cars from miami vice wouldn't be nearly as good w/o the music.
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