Offshore racer Myrick Coil of Performance Boat Center recently achieved a speed of 130 mph on GPS driving a Wright Performance 360 model powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R outboards. The boat was the first Wright Performance 360 outfitted with the new 450Rs.
The 360 is a collaboration between Melbourne, FL-based Doug Wright Designs and Performance Boat Center, the power gurus based in the Lake of the Ozarks. It debuted in 2017 at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, while a second model, the 420, was unveiled at this year’s Miami International Boat Show.
Coil was testing the boat with his Performance Boat Center/Auto Alert partner Rusty Williams at the Lake of the Ozarks. “Rusty and I were doing some initial testing on the boat last week. The customer (Charlie Mattingly of Maryland) was coming down for the weekend, and it was our first time out in it.”
Coil was recently radared at 205 mph at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout piloting his old 388 Skater, campaigned as Performance Boat Center/Jimmy John’s. The 2016 Skater 388 canopied four-seater raceboat was World Champion in 2016 and 2017 and National Champion in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
After running the boat all weekend, Mattingly left the 360 at Performance Boat Center, where he will be behind the wheel again this weekend for PBC’s Fun Run.