April 2018 - Lavey Craft & RPM Powerboats partnering to build the 26' Redline Cat, read all about it here in a great article from our friends at SpeedOnTheWater.com Magazine.
The RPM (Revolution Performance Marine) 26 Redline, designed by the extremely talented and reknown Doug Wright, was born to perform by applying the latest in CAD technology and fluid dynamics software borrowed from the racing industry. This technology, combined with a carefully engineered layup schedule that utilizes a sophisticated blend of composites, including advanced coring, multidirectional fiberglass, and composite bulkheads yields a light, yet strong hull, that is capable of producing unmitigated performance, handling and ride quality for a boat of its size.
The RPM 26 Redline also incorporates a wrap around windscreen, well designed ergonomics, ample storage, a padded deck, plush comfort and much more. This quality boat is for family fun, and is also capable to thrill high performance enthusiasts.
The standard power options range from the Mercury® Mercruiser® 8.2L through the extensive line of Mercury Racing engine packages. If standard power is not what you are looking for, the RPM 26 Redline is versatile and can be propulsed by a small block, big block, twin outboards or by the power options from the engine builder of your choice.
- Hull design: Catamaran
- Closed bow OR mid-cabin open bow
- Overall/Centerline length: 26'
- Beam: 101"
- Cockpit width: 75"
- Cockpit length: 84"
- Seating capacity: 6
- Standard fuel capacity: 98 gallons (2 x 48 gallons tanks)
- Single I/O or twin outboards
- Top speed: low 90s to mid 140s
- Approximate weight with engine and trailer: 5,250 lbs
- In production since 2007 - built by Lavey Craft starting in May 2018
Please note that the following boats were not manufactured by Lavey Craft. Stay tuned for pictures of Lavey Craft's first build coming soon!
“It was so rough out there in all the slop. It went right through it,” a happy Mike Livorsi from Livorsi Marine said. “I wanted a mid-sized cat that runs 70 or 80 mph on top of the waves. It came out perfect.” Livorsi also said the boat handled predictably without leaning to the outside. “It turns on a dime at 70 mph,” he added.
Read the full article "Livorsi gets new boat at Desert Storm Poker Run".
With a top speed of 95.1 mph, the 26 Redline turned out to be the fastest single HP525EFI-powered boat we've ever tested. The 26 Redline's handling manners needed no improvement. They were impeccable, as was the boat's low-, middle- and high-speed tracking.
If you're a potential purchaser of a single-engined air-entrapment tunnel boat, the 26 Redline is something you need to consider. It's obviously got hull design and setup, tricks some of the others in the market will have to take note of if they want to keep pace.