Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Beavertail Lightning 250

I drove up to Bradenton yesterday to photograph and run the latest BT Lightning to come out of the shop.  I call this one the Blackbird since it's easily the fastest Beavertail to hit the water.  The big Merc ProXS was in its break-in period and turning a standard prop but still managed to push the twenty footer to 74.9 mph.  In the right hands, this could be an 80mph rig.  The price on this boat, as pictured with all the accessories, is $64,000 and that includes a dual-axle Peterson trailer with great looking alloy wheels.  You can see this one in person at the BT Owner's Tournament next weekend at the Little Harbor marina in Ruskin, FL.