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We don't just build a boat, we create your Cigarette.

Each Cigarette is customized for the owner's size, color preferences, comfort options and personalization details, like logos or signatures. A Cigarette is tailored to your boating and lifestyle needs with custom upholstery, embroidery, paint, power and instrumentation. From the time you start your design until you happily take delivery, you are part of a thoughtful and meticulous process with you and your boat at its center. You are not a simply "customer"; you become a part of the Cigarette family.

Every new Cigarette becomes an icon, a classic and can be handed down for generations. And that is The Cigarette Difference.

We don't just build a boat, we create your Cigarette.

Each Cigarette is customized for the owner's size, color preferences, comfort options and personalization details, like logos or signatures. A Cigarette is tailored to your boating and lifestyle needs with custom upholstery, embroidery, paint, power and instrumentation.

The Design of a Masterpiece -- worthy of the Cigarette logo

Cigarette's pedigree is based on proven performance -- not just good looks. And while appearance is paramount, form follows function and each Cigarette hull, deck and feature is considered part of a cohesive package that fits and works together.

Tooling, molds, layup--the basics of boat building are by no means basic. The science of creating perfection at the base is finely honed at Cigarette as a variety of styling tools and technology are used to achieve its evolving designs for each boat model. While a new concept or a re-design may start as a napkin sketch, it will be followed by renderings that are then interpreted in CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) 3-D drawings.

Concepts become models via prototype construction with Human-Machine Interface (HMI) studies, showing how humans interact with and within the vessel. Full-scale models incorporated into CAD shots show how virtual people may move in the interior of a cockpit or cabin; this reality and computer-based analysis gives special consideration to the real use of a performance boat.

New tooling includes recessed details that enable easier movement within the boat, protection of boat accessories and prevention of the boating bumps and bruises that can occur when traffic flow and positioning are not taken into account. Strategically placed smooth edges, easily accessed grab rails, cups holders, glove boxes and storage are included in the layout of each boat.

Aerodynamics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics are used to test the movement of a boat through water. Also, Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) studies are conducted for both interior and exterior acoustics and vibrations--both heard and felt. Each boat is then designed to eliminate unwanted resonances and harmonics, while emitting the positive, powerful sounds that create elated performance boat enthusiasts!

A propriety forming technology is used to create Cigarette mold frames, so each boat is consistent and perfect as it leaves the mold, ready for finishing, paint and rigging. Only the finest, US-made materials are selected for optimal lightness, without sacrificing strength and stability; static and dynamic component testing in realistic outdoor conditions and environmental simulation is used to evaluate real-world use of new concepts and products. Only tested and approved corrosion protection materials are incorporated to maintain a boat's construction and finish integrity, given the harshest marine environments of constant sun, salt, moisture and wind.

American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) certified mechanical, composite and electrical engineers work together as part of Cigarette's Product Development Department which does continual study to achieve perfection in every detail of Cigarette's vessels. This combination of advanced technology, research and engineering expertise makes Cigarette the most advanced company in its field. Research done on Cigarette's processes has been featured in academic journals of the Society of Mechanical Engineers and is used in the continued pursuit of excellence. And that is part of The Cigarette Difference.

Whether an inboard high-performance boat or an outboard-powered center console, each Cigarette is designed and built with the same attention to detail for optimal performance, durability and safety. And that is part of The Cigarette Difference.

The Design of a Masterpiece -- worthy of the Cigarette logo

Cigarette's pedigree is based on proven performance -- not just good looks. And while appearance is paramount, form follows function and each Cigarette hull, deck and feature is considered part of a cohesive package that fits and works together.

Painstaking Paint Design

While paint can be "eye candy" for many, it is integral to every Cigarette. The colors must look good today, but they must also withstand the harsh marine environment -- including sun, salt, wind and abrasion; they have to last. Spies Hecker paints, used by many exotic automotive companies, provide a spectrum of colors not seen elsewhere. Primers and sealers go beyond normal standards to provide UV protectant paint finishes highly resistant to scratching and fading.

Cigarette's ceiling and wall-lit, state-of-the-art paint booth was built to accommodate big boats and selected boat artists are invited to create designs to suit each customer's individual tastes. In-house painters are responsible for expert color-matching using spectrometers and computerized paint mixing. Technology, talent and high-quality primers, paints and sealants ensure a durable and artistic finish on each boat.

Painstaking Paint Design

While paint can be "eye candy" for many, it is integral to every Cigarette. The colors must look good today, but they must also withstand the harsh marine environment -- including sun, salt, wind and abrasion; they have to last.

Powerplants -- Exclusively from Mercury and Mercury Racing

Performance is the combination of a well-constructed hull and the ideal power and propulsion package. Mercury and Mercury Racing have proven their mettle over years of sales and service -- under the most grueling conditions -- in racing, competitive fishing and recreational boating--for both outboard and inboard engines. They know that a good day of boating makes a satisfied customer and work to ensure that pinnacle of service.

Since 2002, Cigarette Racing Team and Mercury Racing have enjoyed a strategic alliance and dedication to the expert testing, installation and service of Mercury Racing's engines. Cigarette uses Mercury products exclusively and because of the level of trust, confidentiality and joint engineering dedication to excellence; Cigarette has extensively tested all of Mercury engines and "validated" or tested in advance, each of the new Mercury Racing propulsion products as they came to market: 1350QC4V, 1100QC4V, 1075SCi, 850SCi, 700SCi, 665 and 662SCi (CE European certification) and 350 Verado.

As Cigarette expanded into performance center consoles, Mercury 300 and Mercury Racing 350 Verados are an ideal match.

Cigarette worked closely with Mercury Racing for the first "official" installation of five 350 Verados on its new 42 Huntress and has added that application to the power options for all future 42 Huntress models.

Powerplants -- Exclusively from Mercury and Mercury Racing

Performance is the combination of a well-constructed hull and the ideal power and propulsion package. Mercury and Mercury Racing have proven their mettle over years of sales and service -- under the most grueling conditions -- in racing, competitive fishing and recreational boating--for both outboard and inboard engines. They know that a good day of boating makes a satisfied customer and work to ensure that pinnacle of service.

Technology is a Team Sport

Cigarette Racing Team has chosen to align with certain manufacturers for the vital components of its boats. Creating strategic alliances builds trust, reliability and creativity among the companies as well as building those elements into the finished product. For navigation and sound systems, Cigarette Racing Team exclusively relies on Garmin International and JL Audio.


Garmin International

Navigation and all its interface with engine diagnostics and operation has become an increasingly important and technological part of performance boating. Partnering with the top supplier, Garmin International, Cigarette's instrumentation has gone beyond the analogue gauge norm to the aviation-inspired "glass cockpit," now the platinum standard for boating. Cigarette's partnership with Garmin, the international leader in navigation technology, aided an even more practical application of its devices to the marine environment and advances debuted in Cigarette boats.


JL Audio

A Sound Decision on Sound

For the finest marine sound systems, Cigarette relies on the leader in the industry, JL Audio Marine. To meet Cigarette's pressing demand for the perfect, audiophile quality, systems that can withstand the rigors of the sea, wind and open cockpits -- JL Audio Marine engineers designed and built a sound system so clean and so clear that it was named "Cigarette PURE." The technology incorporates a flat frequency response, time-aligned driver arrangements and synergistic subwoofer arrays; the combination increases output and efficiency without degrading quality. Each sound system is tested in each model to ensure it is appropriate to the boat size and seating configuration. The result of this technological effort, with each component specifically placed and amplified for optimal sound, is immediately apparent when owners can entertain their guests with a complete range of musical styles, all sounding precise and authentic.

Unlike many high-output sound systems, through JL Audio, music can be heard as it was composed, without booming, screeching or distortion--that is what makes it "Cigarette PURE."

Technology is a Team Sport

Cigarette Racing Team has chosen to align with certain manufacturers for the vital components of its boats. Creating strategic alliances builds trust, reliability and creativity among the companies as well as building those elements into the finished product. For navigation and sound systems, Cigarette Racing Team exclusively relies on Garmin International and JL Audio.

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