Beautiful Giant

March 2017

Dan Gabeline cultivated his love for speed and power on the water back in the days when he owned sleek, ultra-fast cigarette boats, but his beautiful custom pontoon from PlayCraft turns more heads than those racers ever could.

“It doesn’t matter where we pull into, people look at that boat,” says Dan. “I’ve always had cigarette boats ahead of this one, nice ones, and this one gets way more looks and talk than any of the other boats I’ve ever had.”

Fully deserving every sidelong glance and bit of out-right gawking, this fully customized `toon isn’t just a speedster, it’s gigantic, coming in at a whopping 36 feet in length with a 10-foot beam. John Odom of Marty’s Marine in Missouri, who sold and customized the boat for Dan, remarks, “This thing is absolutely huge. Matter of fact, I just got in stock a brand-new 30-footer with big 400s on the back and Dan’s boat makes that 30-footer look tiny.”

However, rather than lumbering along like a drowsy giant, the 36-foot PlayCraft slices the waves like a racing ninja while carrying nearly two dozen people aboard, and the large sport arch, mounted with eight of the boat’s numerous speakers, projects not only killer sound, but the craft’s raw, elegant sportiness.

But this isn’t the Iowa farmer’s first upsized 'toon. 

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