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Old 12-29-2004, 12:41 PM
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Saw this a few years back in some of the Local poker runs.
Rare bird I'd say

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Stepped hull in '88, pretty wild. The "radar arch" is cut out where the radar goes...must be a big speaker tower? Also says world champion? Wonder how fast it is with trip 700's...
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that boat was the coolest sound to it with y pipes
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Interesting Dive configuration. Don't you usually see the center gimbal housing mounted lower on a triple setup? I'm guessing they used a longer gearcase instead. (?)
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Guessing they ran #4's on the outside and a longer #3 on the
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We saw that boat in Michigan City after a COPS run..had no idea what it was.It was sitting on a lift on the river..it looked big and clean !!
 
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Looks to me like you could fish off the engine hatch, nice and flat like my Sonic's! Hummm. <gg>

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I talked to the owner at the Hammond gas dock a few years back. He said it was a Fabio Buzzi design. I think he owned a car dealership or two. Nice guy. I'm pretty sure it was the same boat...like the title says "you don't see many of these..."
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Nitro 50 was made by Cigala & Bertinetti in Italy, hence the C&B logo on the side. They were a Fabio Buzzi design and a pleasure version of the very successful "CESA 1882" and "Gancia dei Gancia" UIM Class 1 racers. The original concept originated in mid 80s and was powered by quad Iveco Aifo diesels which soon reached their maximum potential at around 600hp. apiece. Buzzi then designed his own engine and that's how Seatek came about. He repowered the Nitro with four Seateks and won 15 out of 16 races in 1988. He also won the World Championships in 1988. The boat was called CESA 1882 at that point. The same boat was then renamed Gancia dei Gancia and took the Championship again, I believe it was in Atlantic City with the late Stefano Casiraghi at the wheel. Later, this hull design was used as a base for a number of successful racing boats such as La Gran Argentina which took the World Championships in 1994 and 1995, La Gran Trimax which still holds the Miami-Nassau-Miami record at the average speed of 100 mph and finally, Sony-Isotta Fraschini which won its class in Key West this year.

To cut the long story short, this is one helluva hull. It was incredibly dominant throughout the 90s and many current Buzzi designs are based on it. I am however surprised to see outdrives on it as it was originally conceived with Trimax drives. Also, diesels are a better idea with this boat as even the racing version was close to 20 000 lbs. Attached is a pic of the racing version. One of the most beautiful boats ever designed IMHO...
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