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Old 09-29-2002, 06:02 PM
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Here is a pic. of the first 2 Pantera Race boats ever built.My Father is running in Mister Macho and one of our customers in the white 24 in the background.This pic. was taken in 1975.They were both 24 footers.

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Old 09-29-2002, 06:11 PM
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This is a pic.of a 24 in the late 70s.Notice the sitdown swivel seats that were very popular in that time.The cabin door was made out of teak and was also very popular back then.

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Old 09-29-2002, 06:18 PM
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This is a pic of a 24 Sport in 1978.Notice the life line on the deck with the teak finsh.My Mother is in the drivers seat.


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Old 09-29-2002, 06:53 PM
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This is a picture of a 1991 28 Pantera located in Venezuela winning a 1 Week long rally race they have in South America that covers approximately 1000 miles.

It is powered with twin 600 HP big blocks and runs in the upper 90s for speed.

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This is a picture of me racing a 1994 28 powered with triple 2.5 Mercury outboards coming in to Key West Harbor in the Key West World Championship in 1994.

I ran the boat with a customer of mine from Puerto Rico that I sold the boat to and he decided to pull the kill switch on the outside leg in 6-8 foot seas running 75-80 MPH.He told me I was Crazy,and decided to put someone else in the boat for Saturdays race.We still joke about this story time to time.

This boat went on to win the B-class Championship in Puerto Rico for a few straight years between 1995-1997.

Top Speed back then was 92-94 MPH with awesome acceleration.

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This is a picture of a 1992 28 Pantera we built for rapper Vanilla Ice .

It was powered with twin 502-465 HP Mercruiser Packages with custom paint designed by Ice himself.This was the first boat with a Purple interior that started a big demand with the purple color on many hi - performance boats over the years.The purple color was also his Idea.

He decided to have a large forklift from Fort Apache Marina drive down 188st. ( Thunder Boat Row ) and pick the boat up at our factory.It was a neat site watching the boat travel down 188st and be put in at the marina for the first time.

Lenny Kravitz the singer also owned this boat for a while and the last I heard it was located in Maryland in a solid white Gel coat finish with no graphics.

I still see Ice from time to time since he rides Moto - Cross with me here in South Florida.

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Old 09-29-2002, 07:43 PM
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This is a pic. of a 1992 28 powered with twin outboards.

It is owned by Bruce Maura and located in Nassau, Bahamas.This picture was taken on a small island near Nassau.

The water there looks like a swimming pool.I figuered over the Winter it would be a good picture to look at and get you ready for next season for you boaters up North.

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Old 09-29-2002, 07:52 PM
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Hey Guys,

I just wanted to say thank you for the compliments.I am glad you are enjoying seeing some of these old Pantera pics.

I will keep posting pics. when I have some free time.Too Old requested I do this and I am glad I did.

Mike Merola,

Thanks for the pic. of Bruce Seroff 28 Pantera.I know he will do a great job racing the boat this year.I heard he took a 2nd place in New York behind the other 28 Pantera Carrabas Blythe racing.I am very proud of both teams.


Next year I will be out there in our new F2 - 35 Survivor.

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Awsome pics Jo!
Reminds me of the pictures on the walls of Don Aronow's office.
(And that was back in 1981)
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This is a pic. going out the cut on the way to Bimini in 1979 Miami race.My Father was running a 28 with triple outboards.

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