Enlisting the same designer of Alpha Z, Gonzo was built with the same essence and grace, but incorporates the space for a 30-foot day boat. Michael Peters Yacht Design handled all the power, design, and styling. The construction details and structural engineering was left to Van Dam.
With features like a one-piece windshield and side exhaust bustles she does show similarities to Alpha Z, but that is where it ends. The dash features a custom steering wheel and a carbon fiber instrument panel. The driver has all the electrical and mechanical controls at his fingertips. Her custom-made stainless steel hardware is displayed with perfection.
Skinned with African mahogany milled from a single log and finished with an incredible gloss, Gonzo is an attractively styled boat. Spacious enough to comfortably seat 5 people in her leather seats, she was designed to be a comfy day cruiser. Also, she sports a hidden/rotating swim platform that revolves out of the deck.
A pair of Mercury Racing Bravo XR stern drives pushes Gonzo. She comes with custom-built Champion Performance Racing engines. They are a pair of 400 cubic inches Chevrolet small blocks with Whipple supercharges, producing 550 horsepower each, giving her the ability to run easily over 80 miles per hour.
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