Outstanding design and performance features
of the 36' (11 meter) PF 36 Limited Edition
include a Duo-Delta Conic hull design, which
stealthily incorporates two hulls into one
for the optimal stability, handling and
Twin Mercury EU662sci and 662HP engines, 494
kW each - the highest horsepower marine
sterndrive engine available for sale in the
EU, power the craft to a top speed of 90-95
Extra, the product and interior design arm of Italian
design pioneers Pininfarina, in collaboration with US
powerboat manufacturer, Challenger Powerboats, Inc.,
will launch the new and exclusive PF 36 Limited Edition
Powerboat at the Miami International Boat Show on
February 14th, 2008.
The sleek vessel
is designed with the technical attributes of Challenger's
race-calibre powerboats, coupled with the revolutionary
styling of Pininfarina, a name synonymous with the finest
Italian sports cars, from Ferrari to Maserati.
On the eve of
the much anticipated launch, Pininfarina Extra President and
CEO, Paolo Pininfarina, said, "Working on this project, our
goal was to design a prestigious sports boat in which the
focus would be on freedom -- freedom to navigate a boat that
combines the stunning beauty of avant-guard styling with the
reliability and performance available from today's
technologically advanced engineering. On the PF 36,
sportiness and style blend to create unique and distinctive
lines, in complete harmony with the nautical landscape."
design and performance features of the 36' (11 meter) PF 36
Limited Edition include:
- A Duo-Delta
Conic hull design, which stealthily incorporates two hulls
into one for the optimal stability, handling and speed.
- Twin Mercury EU662sci and 662HP engines, 494 kW each - the
highest horsepower marine sterndrive engine available for
sale in the EU.
- A top speed of 90-95 mph.
- A fully loaded cabin outfitted with the latest Cantalupi
LED RGB adjustable indirect lighting controlled by touch
screen, flat screen TV, DVD and iPod ready sound system, a
bar complete with sink/refrigerator and Dock Side
air-conditioning, finished with luxe Pininfarina styled
- Pininfarina styled Bolster seats in the cockpit.
- Electrically controlled Spoilers.
PF 36 Limited
Edition lead designer and Pininfarina USA Vice President and
Managing Director, Franco Lodato, said, "Performance,
styling and innovation are the key points we wanted to
express in the design of this boat. We approached these
issues from a unique perspective and sought to re-think the
whole experience around power boating. The result: a
powerful, yet stylish ride."
introduction of the PF 36 into the American boat market,
Pininfarina Extra seeks to infuse Italian style sensibility
with the brute strength and expertise of American boat
design, and follows Pininfarina Extra USA's celebrated
success in private aviation and hotel design.
Extra is a division of the Pininfarina Group, specialising
in product and interior design, from yachts and private
aircraft in the transportation industry to designs in the
electronics, consumer, home and office, sport, and
architecture and interiors industries. Based in Turin,
Italy, Pininfarina Extra's US flagship office is in Ft.
Founded in 1930,
Pininfarina is known for its cutting-edge designs, primarily
of sports cars, most notably Ferrari and Maserati.
Headquartered in Turin, Italy, the Pininfarina Group employs
more than 3,000 talented individuals throughout the world
and has operations in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, United
States, Morocco and China.
Powerboats, Inc. designs and manufactures high performance
'go fast' offshore racing boats, family sport cruisers, jet
boats and water ski tow boats under the brands 'Challenger
Powerboats', 'Sugar Sand' and 'Gekko', which target the
recreational boating market. Proven world-class technology
is incorporated into the manufacturing of our award winning
boats at the Company's 65,000 sq. ft. facility located on
our 12 acre complex in Washington, Missouri and 80,000 sq.
ft facility in Fargo, North Dakota. The Company's boats are
sold through our dealer network in the United States,
Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and
Japan. In 2006, Gekko was selected as an official tow boat
for the World Barefooting Championships, and the European
Barefooting Championships in 2005.