Fort Lauderdale-based Midnight Express has launched Quintessence43, a new model featuring a breakthrough in performance powerboat technology, the company claims.
The yacht, the US boatbuilder says, is the world’s first performance five-outboard-engine model with two-lever control and a host of innovative design features.
The name Quintessence43 is taken for its groundbreaking five 400HP Mercury racing outboard engines uniquely set up with surfacing props and Sport-Master drives.
Midnight has been the industry leader in five-engine outboard designs since introducing them to a worldwide audience in 2007.
The boatbuilder has extended its engineering acumen by reinventing the performance experience of its five-engine boats with the first-ever proprietary and exclusive two-lever control system known as ErgoEngine Control.
The design offers a powerful yet simple usability that is unrivaled in the industry.
With speeds comfortably in excess of 90 MPH, having only two levers to manoeuvre, rather than the typical six, simplifies captain operation.
This innovative turnkey solution for advanced five-engine control offers additional design simplicity for owner comfort: it takes just one key to start all five engines, another Midnight Express exclusive.
“It was clear that the masterminds at Midnight were setting out to change the game with this one,” says Tim Ciasulli, a national and world champion in powerboat racing who holds the record for the fastest lap speed in the history of the sport. “The Quintessence43 does just that, and redefines powerboating for those who experience it.” Ciasulli acquired the debut Quintessence43 model produced, which launched last week.
The Quintessence43 is a 13m boat with an extra-wide 3.85m beam. It features a true twin stepped hull, which produces minimal bow rise while getting on plane.
It is built with Midnight’s exclusive infusion moulded and cored structure across the entire boat, allowing for a lighter and faster boat while fortifying the boat to make it stronger and more fuel efficient.
The result is class-leading rough water handling, enhanced by the Midnight Exclusive Integrated Spray Reduction (ISR) system that also keeps the boat significantly drier by incorporating a novel shape at the bow that catches more spray and, more effectively than other designs, pushes it back down.
The Quintessence43 offers a 100% carbon fibre side dive door with an integrated ladder; a 100% carbon fibre infused hard top; a cabin loaded with futuristic gadgets; and, a fully digital control system powered with Garmin touch screens.
The entire digital control system is operated with wireless remotes to allow the owner to select different lighting modes and to turn battery switches on and off without climbing into tight spaces.
The state-of-the-art stereo system includes 14 speakers, six subwoofers and six amps producing 3200 watts.