For the past 15 years, Statement Marine in Clearwater, Florida, has continued to drive the envelope in the high-performance boat industry. Now, in a typical flare-and-fashion statement, the company that’s been building V-bottoms, boats, and center consoles since 2007 — well, center consoles came along a few years later — announces another groundbreaking new model.
The team at Statement Marine anticipates the 430 Tigress with all-wheel drive as the next-generation performance boat.
According to Nick Boys, co-founder of Bayan Marine, the company is now taking orders for its new Tigress 430, a 43-foot-long, 12-foot-wide four-wheel drive that he believes will go for it. Become an eye catcher among the performance boating community.
“We always keep evolving and pushing the envelope with our boats, and the new 430 Tigress is the latest example of Statement doing something the industry has never seen before,” Buis said. “We can’t wait for everyone in the poker playing community to get a glimpse of our first game. I have a feeling there will be some followers once people see this boat in action. There is nothing like it in my opinion.”
Buis said the first die-cast boat, powered by four Mercury Racing 450R engines, has already been water tested. He also said that hull No. 1 and No. 2 will be sold and that the first 430 tigers will be completed by the end of this year.
Partnership statement with longtime Buis friend and talented boat builder, Tampa Bay local Trevor Hanson, who will manufacture boats designed by their mutual friend – Extreme Boats founder, Mark Spates. Buis said they are also working closely with brothers John and Andrew Ingle, who have countless years of experience preparing world championship races, to ensure the project complies with the manifesto’s standards.
“Everyone who knows Mark, knows how great a designer he was – he was an integral part of our team early on from the 42nd Ultimate V-bottom and 50 Passion catamaran,” Buis said. Mark was working with Trevor to produce this boat before his death (in August 2019). About a year ago, I reached out to Trevor about the boat because I knew they were working on it, and we formed a deal to produce it as a marine statement model.
“Trevor loves building boats and we have the ability to finish and market them to the high-performance boating community,” he added. “First of all, the boat offers great performance, which is the most important thing in our market. The graded hull tilts inward as it turns, not like some other center console boats that have been a hit in the fishing boat market. The overall ride is exceptional and top speed – we’ve already tested them At 80 mph with the 450Rs quad – pretty cool.”
Buis said interested customers can contact Statement at 727-525-5235 for more information. Based on the company’s track record, it’s safe to assume that the new 430 Tigress will be over the top and potentially a next-generation model for the ever-evolving performance boat industry.
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