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Old 10-28-2002, 07:01 PM
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Anyone have any experience with Tempest's, are they still made?
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:32 PM
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Theres a company or was in So
Calif called Tempest Marine,
Is that the one your looking
for or is there another.
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neer seen an actual tempest boat but i remember they used to have an add in the magazines. had a fourty footer with like 5 outboards on it. thing was cool . . . dont mind me . . im just post whore'n , its my turn
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Old 10-28-2002, 09:22 PM
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Hey fobes

Try www.tempestyachts.com. I'm pretty sure that's the boat you're looking for. I have a picture of a 32 racing in Ft. Lauderdale called Imaginethat. If I find it I'll post it.
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fobes:

I had a 33' Tempest center console. They were in south Fl. No longer making production boats, only custom stuff according to my last conversation with the founder.

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I visited their shop for a job interview in the mid-80's when they were on the west side of Miami. The two principle guys were Dick Simon (not the West Coast guy), who seemed to be the business guy and Adam Erdberg, who seemed to be the technical guy. At the time, they were building custom sport boats, and had one under construction of the drummer of The Clash (remember "Rocking the Casbah? ). They were just beginning to develop their own fixed-shaft drive ("T-Torque") at the time. I've never owned one, but from what I saw, they looked like they were trying to do it right.

Looking at their website, it looks like they were involved with racing for a while - there's a picture of a 38' being used as a Pace Boat. They did some government work, too - there are shots of Coast Guard and military versions of the 44'. The civilian 44' looks like the ultimate party machine - what a HUGE cockpit. You could fill that thing up with thong-wearing sweeties and.....
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Here's "Imagine That". It was one of my favorite raceboats when I first discovered Offshore. They were really competitive in US Offshore's B-class. There's also some stuff on Tempest in the "Muscle Boats" book.
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Muscle boats does have some great pics a a little info on these boats. They were the ones that put the Porsche 928 engines in a silver boat with clear engine hatches...pretty neat looking...

There is a boat at the Falcon shop that has the exact same deck as Imagine That. I never knew it was a Tempest, but this particular boat I am referring to is all black and raced C class under the name Brakes and had a road runner on the bow. It has small blocks mated to TRS drives and I'm told it was a pretty fast boat in it's day. They are in the process of painting it and getting it running again as a pleasure boat. I'll get some pics if you'd like.
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Hey Sean: would love to see pics of that boat...thanks for the info, friend of mine had one, ran great in rough water and seemed to be very solid...Matt
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Hi,
I just bought a 38' just like the one that was on their site 'til it died(the site)a few weeks ago.
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