2002 Velocity 39 Performance
** SOLD **
This Velocity has been stored indoors for its entire life. It shows like new. One engine was replaced 20 hours ago in 2014 and the other was rebuilt less than 100 hours ago. This is a great deal on a very well maintained Velocity with the preferred MerCruiser 575 engines.
Combining high style and a deep-rooted racing heritage, the Velocity 390 is one of the hottest performing offshore boats on the market today.
Following near-immediate glory with its Factory 2 Racer Veloci Raptor, Velocity’s 390 production version captured the attention of performance purists with a knockout combination of hull design and interior features. It is now well recognized for being fast, agile and easy to drive.
At 39’8” the boat incorporates decades of performance tricks learned by the legendary racer, designer and builder Steve Stepp, president of Initial Marine Co. of Sanford, Florida. With a flat-deck design and deep hull sides, the 390 is a bold offshore machine that stands out in the crowd, with creative, customized polyurethane graphics.
In every Velocity, passenger comfort and safety is prioritized, with grab handles and grab-bars throughout the cockpit. The 390’s helm is highly functional, boasting accessible thumb switches and Velocity-identified performance gauges, framed by anodized bezels. Built into the companion console is a chest protector pad, which to my way of thinking is brilliant, given the opportunity for passengers to be winded when they least expect it.
The steering wheel, custom-carved from billet aluminum and finished with a color-coordinated suede-leather grip, is undeniably a conversation piece. Ditto for the contoured electric bolsters with formed sides and arm-rests.
Like most offshore boat builders, Velocity was challenged by its forward beam when designing the cabin. Stepp’s team compromised by manipulating the hull’s depth to overcome restrictions in width. The cabin “feels” larger than most.
Back in the cockpit, the 390 sports a high-backed aft bench with storage beneath. Surrounded by diamond-plate aluminum and neatly-routed wiring, cables and hoses, the engines are force-fed air by ducts built into the aft deck. The test boat was powered by Mercury’s new 496 Mag HO power plants, breathing 425 hp/side.
Acceleration times and speed to rpm numbers were solid. In rough, windy conditions, the 390 planed in two stages, the first at 4.20 seconds and flat in 5.0 seconds. With tabs fully down, the boat accelerates to plane in just 3.62 seconds. With tabs level and the throttle pushed forward, the 390 hit 50 mph in 11 seconds, 60 mph in 15.5 and 70 mph in 22 seconds.
The hull’s wide, concave chines help the boat plane fast and run at slower speeds without losing plane. At 2,200 rpm, the boat maintained a planing speed of 17.1 mph — excellent for a boat this size. Mid-range and top speed benefit by Velocity’s variable deadrise pad bottom. The 390 punched from 30 to 60 mph in 9.14 seconds, 40 to 70 mph in 13.86 and 50 to 70 in just 8.73 seconds
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* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.