Black Thunder Powerboats was founded in 1987 to fill the void left between the traditional powerboat, built only for speed and the cruiser, which offered luxury but little in the way of performance. Why settle for one or the other when you can have both?
Black Thunder is one of the few true custom boat builders still in operation. You would not own a house that was like everyone else’s in your neighborhood, why own a boat that is exactly like the rest of your dockmates? The purchase of a Black Thunder eliminates that concern by allowing you to customize your boat to your individual taste. Mcleod interior colors, carpet colors, dash colors as well as your graphics are personalized exclusively to your distinguished taste. No two Black Thunders are alike, your boat is as original as your ideas.
In 2001, Black Thunder added the 460 Sport Cruiser, Extended Cockpit version to its existing arsenal of world class performance boats. Boasting an astounding 6′ 10″ of headroom in the cabin, a 9′ 6″ beam and the ability to run in excess of 70 MPH using stock Mercruiser power in a twin setup.
Black Thunder hand lays their components using only the finest materials available in the market today. Baltek AL600 is used to core the entire boat and both bi- and tri- directional glass to give you peace of mind in any seas you may encounter. Unitized construction is further enhanced by through bolting the hull and deck every 6 inches, and the joints are then layered for four layers of glass.