DCB Performance Boats of El Cajon, CA, has just delivered another stunning M35 Widebody, this time to repeat customer Jorge Arellano of Ocala, FL. Powered by twin dual-fuel Mercury Racing 1350/1100 engines with M8 drives, the boat was delivered to Legendary Marine in Destin, FL. It then made its debut at the Florida Powerboat Club’s Emerald Coast Poker Run over the weekend.
Arellano is not exactly lacking for boats to drive. In addition to the M35, he still owns his 2017 DCB M29 (powered by a pair of 700 SCis), along with a 2019 Talon 22SS (with a 525 EFI, the builder’s first I/O), a 2006 42′ Fountain Poker Run Edition, and a 30′ Phantom with twin outboards. And those are only the boats in his high-performance stable—you might also find the odd yacht or tugboat in his private collection.
Arellano, who originally ordered the boat in February, said he’s a repeat DCB customer because the team “really meet the criteria and beyond. One of the most amazing things about the team at DCB is that what you’re envisioning, they are able to capture it and make it real.”
When the M35 was delivered, Arellano says, it came shrink-wrapped. “So I’m pulling the shrink wrap off the boat, and people are telling me to go easy…But I was like a 3-year-old—I wanted to get to the sweet center part of the candy!”
Arellano is very enthusiastic about some of the extras he requested DCB add to the M35 that make this particular boat even more of a custom creation than usual. “I sent them a couple prop holders, as well as a solid mounting kit for an anchor. And also I created and designed a wash-down window system for the windshields because of all the salt buildup you get from the ocean. They’d never done that one before.” He also added a dual steering system at the helm for his co-pilot.
One of the best features of the DCB is how well it negotiates the rough seas offshore, according to Arellano. “If anybody doubts that the DCB can perform in the ocean, they really need to do their homework,” he says. “I have been in 5-foot seas, in the real rough stuff, and the DCB is not just a lake boat. It’s a well-built boat for every purpose you can throw at it.”
Arellano gives a huge “thank you” to the entire crew at DCB for their hard work and for making the delivery on time. “It was a very special moment for me, and I really appreciate everything that they did.” Arellano enjoys boating with his wife, Ann.
Top speed: 165+ mph.
Power: Twin Mercury Racing 1350/1100 (dual fuel) with M8 drives.
Interior: 75% Alcantara with “Chill” premium marine vinyl.
Flooring: Three-color SeaDek kit.
Gelcoat: Phase III scheme.
Half cap with SS rubrail.
Vacuum Infused Resin (VIR) process, balsa-cored, with aggressive carbon-fiber & carbon-kevlar.
Upgrade fuel tanks from 85 gallons (85 x 2) up to 105 gallons (105 x 2) for longer range.
Two (2) Mercury Vessel View 9s.
12” Garmin monitor in center dash.
Isotta Carlotta steering wheel.
Dual helm option (removable steering wheel to go from Port to Starboard location)
6-person intercom system with VHF boat-to-boat communication (aka “DCB Channel”)
Rear view back up camera
Two (2) Garmin GMi20s in back of headrests
Interior Rigid LED lighting package (mood lighting, courtesy lighting, LED cupholders)
Exterior and underwater LED lighting package
Dock lighting package
Stage III stereo: Fusion head unit, three JL Audio amplifiers, eight JL Audio M6 midrange LED speakers, two 13” JL Audio subwoofers
Livorsi DTS controls
SeaDek boarding kit (walkway between engine hatches and steps down into cockpit and front bow entry way)
MYCO Custom Trailer, triple-axle painted gloss Black, drive guard, undercarriage LED lighting package, etc.