|A Classic never grows old -- it remains timeless.
The 38 Top Gun has been the icon of the Cigarette line for over 25 years with good reason - timeless style and perfect performance. Each boat is meticulously built, challenging the turn of every bolt, the stitch of each seam, the smoothness of its lines--but never straying from its heritage.
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Key Standard Features:
GPS with color, touchscreen, display
Audio System with cockpit speakers and remote
Livorsi "Monster" gauge cluster
Cole Hersee battery switches
Mercury Racing 525 EFI
Mercury XR ITS Drives
Sea strainers with fresh water flush
Hydraulic cabin door with built in steps.
The Cigarette name has become synonymous for high-speed, high-testosterone powerboats. People who wouldn't know the difference between a Nordhavn and a canoe know what a Cigarette looks like.
In the beginning, Cigarettes were for racing. But since there are only a limited number of people who wanted to race, most were sold to the general public. Under Braver's stewardship racing has been dropped as a focus, and recreational boats is its primary business. As day boats they are designed to go reasonably fast, make a lot of noise, and catch the attention of anyone on the water or in a waterside bistro or snuggery.
Over the last couple of decades, poker runs have become popular and it is here that many Cigarettes strut their stuff. These days most poker runs are more like a boat rendezvous for all sorts of boats, not just high-performance. They have become outings for the whole family in many cases. Needless to say, at the marina before and after the poker runs, the Cigarettes get their share of the spectator attention.
In order to go fast, a boat needs to be light and narrow. The 38 Top Gun has a displacement of 9,900 lbs. and has an 8' beam. This compares to a normal express cruiser which might run anywhere from 15,000 lbs. to 25,000 lbs. and be from 12' to 15' wide. Compared to other go-fast boats the 38 is about the same or even a bit heavier than some. One factory spokesperson told us, "Cigarette does not compromise on its construction for the sake of lightness to achieve speed."
Bottom shape is a given: Ray Hunt designed a 24-degree deadrise boat for Dick Bertram and the first Moppie and that deadrise angle has stuck, at least at the transom. A constant deadrise angle was used years ago, but has been pretty much superseded by the variable deadrise that most naval architects use now when designing high-speed boats. By making the bows with a sharp entry they are more comfortable at high speed going through rough conditions.
This Top Gun is in Ft Myers. No trailer is included.
Don Aronow had a different approach to selling boats, and he was a master at it. Over the course of a year he might sell 50 boats, many of them himself. Tall, tanned, lean and handsome, he nearly always had a quick broad smile and a clever quip, and people enjoyed his sass -- including billionaires, presidents and kings.
His two favorite sales pitches were:
1. You can't afford this boator
2. It's too much boat for you.
Prove him wrong with this lightly used Top Gun.. Located in Ft Myers Florida.|
Contact Number: 888-351-2331
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|new engines in 2010 and new transom in 2010. Located in italy Michigan.|
Contact Number: 39-348-5848254
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|1994 Cigarette 38 Top Gun. MANY PICTURES AVAILABLE!
Finest care - one of the nicest available! Original paint and interior, fantastic condition.
850hp per motor @ 6psi Boost - engine dyno sheets available - Bow-Tie blocks, tall deck 598ci with Brodix aluminum heads, BlowerShop 871 blowers, Holley 750 carbs, updated fuel systems, 9-to-1 compression, runs on Pump Gas (93 octane) - approx. 120 hours on motors - boat has approx 520 hours.
Other options include Stelling big-tube marine headers, HPI mufflers (decibel legal), Hubert 1200 transmissions (approx. 200 hours since refreshing), Speedmaster 3A drives with big-shafts, 26-spline, fully rebuilt with 1.62 gears by Merc - Lake-X. Includes 17.25 x 29 4-blade Merc cleaver props - Sharp! Hydraulic steering, SS tie-bar, large K-Plane trim tabs with indicators, SS rubrail, color-coordinated throughout boat including matching cleats and grab handles, Cigarette logo in dash with Gaffrig gauges, compass, depth finder, NavTrac XL GPS, sliding cuddy cabin door, Alpine CD stereo with Alpine fader control, FANTASTIC cuddy cabin with enclosed head, sink and cooler compartment, 2x deck hatches, center bow rail, flip-up 3x wind deflectors, split-controls (color-matched), large sea strainers, power deck hatch with vents, custom paint and mirrored underneath, drop-down driver and passenger bolster seats, rear bench seat, cockpit carpet (replaced and super nice), snap-on cockpit cover (original and nice), full mooring cover in green (custom fit to cover swim platform and drives). Package includes a custom-fit 2001 Manning tri-axle bunk trailer with drive guards, spare wheel - tire and diamond-plate accents.
This boat has been set-up for turn-key reliability and cruising in mind! OVER 160 PICS AVAILABLE by request!
Starts cold, idles great.
- 60mph cruising @ 3500RPM @ 0lbs Boost.
- 70mph cruising @ 4000RPM @ 1-2lbs Boost.
- Top end 93-94mph @ 5300rpm @ 5-6lbs boost.
Original number matching Hawk 600 engines available @ extra cost, do need refurbishing.
This boat is the best of the best and must be seen to be appreciated! FIRST $97,500 TAKES IT, available by appointment for viewing in Hampshire, IL. Call us for more details or to schedule an appointment @ 847-458-6488. See more online @ GrandSportCenter.com. Located in Lake in the Hills Illinois.|
Contact Number: 847-458-6488
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