P1 28 Panther
The Panther was engineered as a one-design race boat for the international Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship Series. There were 4 critical design criteria for the initial project:
Run near 70 MPH with a Single 250hp Outboard engine
Fit into a Shipping Container on a Trailer
Be fully Convertible to a Pleasure Boat
Have a Base Retail Price Tag of $110,000 USD (250HO E-Tech, less Trailer)
We hit those marks, rolling out the boat and the series at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show. Today, there are Panthers on 3 continents.
In 2017, the series converted the power package to the Mercury Racing 300XS Optimax, and the performance picked up 5 miles per hour, and realized a significant handling boost over the original package.
In 2018, the hulls in the USA series were changed to an infused epoxy lamination featuring carbon, yielding a 660 pound reduction in the overall weight, allowing the Panther to run at 77 miles per hour.
In 2019, the deck configuration was changed to an enclosed canopy, also utilizing the infused epoxy and carbon recipe, along with a power change to the new Mercury Racing 300R V-8 platform. With the additional punch of a V-8, the boats now run 80 miles per hour.
The Panthers are currently available in 3 configurations, with another 2 in the development stages:
Open Cockpit Pleasure Outboard - Up to Mercury Racing 450R
Open Cockpit Race/Poker Run Outboard - Up to Mercury Racing 450R
Canopy Race - Mercury Racing 300R (SuperStock)
Open Cockpit Pleasure Sterndrive - Up to Mercury Racing 565 Bravo 1*
Canopy Race Sterndrive - Up to Mercury Racing 565 Bravo 1*
* In development. Canopy Sterndrive Configuration focused on the SVL/PSV categories subject to homoligation.
For specifications and ordering information, choose your configuration below, and we will build you a Panther that will exceed your expectations!