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Because Life is Better at the Lake

Addicted to Go-Fast Hobies

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tbehrcomm@gmail.com




Randy Waters, 61, is a full-blown adrenaline junkie who has juggled numerous go-fast hobbies—he’s equally addicted to fast cars, fast motorcycles and stand-up Jet Skis. “I’ve built a lot of crazy things that have been in a lot of magazines,” he says. “I love to design and build stuff, and love to watch it all come together.”

But he always finds his way back to the water. He has owned the gamut of muscleboats, including vee hulls and catamarans, closed-deck and open-bow models, I/Os, outboards and jetboats. His two most recent rides have been a DCB M31 and the just-delivered M28R, which is a full walk-through open bow model powered by twin Mercury Racing 400R outboards. It’s only the second M28R with a full open bow; Paul Loska’s, delivered last April, was the first. However, it’s the first M28R that DCB has done with a special fiberglass modification to give passengers ease of boarding.

He uses his boats primarily on Oklahoma’s Lake Eufaula, which covers 102,000 acres and comprises 600 miles of shoreline.

“It would shock you how much money’s on this lake,” he says. “When people think of big money and lakes in Oklahoma, they tend to think of Lake Texoma and Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, period. But there’s a bunch of money on Eufaula. This is one of the biggest lakes in the United States. Years ago, the most custom thing out there might have been a Baja. Now the lake has some serious muscle—some of the biggest and baddest boats from all over the country. They are some real monsters out here.”

Some specs on the M28R:
• Beam: 9’
• Power: Twin Mercury Racing 400Rs
• Hull: Full walk-through open bow with customized (fabricated) bow entryway.
• Features: Billet foot shower at front, along with Fusion hard wired remote flushed into the inside front sponson for social distancing at the bow of the boat, flip-up lumbar seats in open bow for ease of storage and access at the helm area, two 55-gallon fuel tanks, Shaun Torrante Racing X-Act engine brackets.
• Interior: 50% Alcantara interior package, with 50% CHILL Cool Tech Marine Vinyl, custom carpet kit, brand new customized steering wheel from CP Performance (black on black, with contrasting stitch)
• Gelcoat: Phase III gelcoat scheme
• Half cap with black powdercoated SS rubrail
• Vacuum Infused Resin (VIR) process, foam-cored, with partial carbon-fiber layup
• Two Mercury VV703 touch screen monitors
• Interior Rigid LED lighting package (mood lighting, courtesy lighting, LED cupholders)
• 10” Shadow Caster underwater LED light, with Rigid tunnel lighting.
• Stage III stereo – Fusion head unit | Two (2) hard-wired remotes | Three (3) JL Audio amplifiers | Twelve (12) • JL Audio M6 midrange speakers with LED | Two (2) 13” JL Audio W3 subwoofers
• Mercury DTS controls
• Bimini Top
• 40” Billet swimstep with SeaDek lining and telescoping retractable ladder for easy boarding, Extreme Custom Trailer, tandem-axle with two-tone chrome & black 20” FUEL rims, black painted SS fenders and triangular drive guard, front courtesy ladder, under carriage LED mood lighting, etc.
• Estimated top speed: 102-105 mph
• Retail price with all upgrades and options: $313K

If you see Waters and his new boat on Lake Eufaula, you might give him a wave. But you better do it quick, because he won’t in the same place long.

Photos courtesy DCB Performance Boats.




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