Like Tree1Likes

Platinum Powerboats

Reply

Old 07-23-2003, 03:02 PM
  #1
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CigDaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
My Boat: Cigarette 35 Cafe Racer
Posts: 21,346
Default Platinum Powerboats

Anyone ever hear of these boats? Seen one? Ridden in one?

I just checked out the website and I got to tell you, they're awfully impressive. Now, we're talking some serious technology...Aerospace grade boats?

Check them out:
http://www.raceboats.com/
CigDaze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 03:28 PM
  #2
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Hauling Trash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Beachwood N.J.
My Boat: 22 Hustler
Posts: 4,205
Default

I seen it in New Orleans,It looks like its pluged from a CUV hull.


mike
__________________
2014 OPA-APBA National Champion Class 7 .Hauling Trash 725.
Hauling Trash is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 04:45 PM
  #3
www.weismann.net
Gold Member
 
shifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: newport beach,ca
Posts: 1,249
Default

Mike peters designed the CUV, Tencara, and the Platinum vee and cats as well as the last 2 generation Victoryteam boats.
I went for a 3 hr tour with Andreas in Marathon in the vee. We were the start boat on saturday. The vee is a blast with only 500 efi power.
I have not ridden in the cat yet. Only Jim and Dominic.
The second cat is ready to rig and the third cat is almost ready.
pat W
shifter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 04:56 PM
  #4
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CigDaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
My Boat: Cigarette 35 Cafe Racer
Posts: 21,346
Default

Thanks for the info.

Length 41' 1", Beam 8' 6", Deadrise 24*, Over 90mph with 500's...Not bad.
CigDaze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 04:56 PM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: East Coast
My Boat: 1985 22' Velocity, 2003 38 Powerplay
Posts: 2,826
Default

The boats are gorgeous and the people at Platinum are great.
cowisl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 05:12 PM
  #6
Trim it Up!
Platinum Member
 
kitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: F l o r i d a
My Boat: Skater! Sold!
Posts: 6,999
Default

OSO's Newest Advertiser




Now there is 2 threads.
kitten is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 07:36 PM
  #7
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Reindl Powerboats's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cincinnati
My Boat: Reindl 28 Vamp, Reindl One Design
Posts: 2,499
Default

Very impressive Super Cat in the APBA. Come see them in Milwalkee in a few weeks.
Reindl Powerboats is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 11:43 PM
  #8
Registered
 
platinum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
My Boat: platinum 41 Raptor, 40 Rage, 43 Tencara
Posts: 38
Default

Runaway,

shifter is right when he states that past CUV, Tencara, platinum and Victory hulls have shared the same naval architect. Other than the BPM surface drives, which all of the above use, this is where the similarity between the CUV and the others end.

The CUV is a riveted aluminum hull, whereas the others are composite. I will not say that it is impossible to pop a mold of an aluminum hull, but I don't know of anyone that has done so.

None of our products have used a hull of anyone else as a plug. They are all "original" designs, for which we have made the effort to build a plug...

Andreas
platinum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 11:48 PM
  #9
Registered
 
platinum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
My Boat: platinum 41 Raptor, 40 Rage, 43 Tencara
Posts: 38
Default

Here are some pictures of the milling of the plug of the 40 Rage...
Attached Thumbnails Platinum Powerboats-2155-004.jpg  
platinum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 11:51 PM
  #10
Registered
 
platinum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
My Boat: platinum 41 Raptor, 40 Rage, 43 Tencara
Posts: 38
Default

2nd picture of milling...
Attached Thumbnails Platinum Powerboats-2155-005.jpg  
platinum is offline  
Reply With Quote

Quick Reply: Platinum Powerboats


OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser