Cigarette’s 2012 Models Ignite a Need for Speed

Just in time for boating season, world-renowned powerboat manufacturer Cigarette Racing Team has introduced a pair of new models to its lineup: the 42-foot Huntress, an all-new center-console model; and the 38-foot Top Gun 90+ MPH, the latest iteration in Cigarette’s Top Gun line, which has been the Opa-locka, Fla.–based company’s best-selling model since its […]

Toys of Summer: Offshore Thrilling

The Cigarette 42X Ducati Edition is to the water what a Ducati superbike is to the racetrack. A collaboration between the Italian motorcycle brand and the Florida-based powerboat builder Cigarette Racing Team, the 42X Ducati Edition features a twin-stepped hull and a pair of 1,100 hp Mercury engines that help propel the boat to 100 […]

Top Fish Open

The Cigarette brand has made its reputation on speed, whether it’s the performance cruising boats or sportfishing boats. But the new Top Fish Open, launched at the Fort Lauderdale boat show in 2009, adds comfort to the mix. Designed to be a fast-running fishing machine, with the ultimate combination of four 275-hp Mercury Verado engines, […]

Grand Sport II

Cigarette Racing is the grand old dame of performance boats. The Miami-based builder has made something of a dramatic return to former glory with boats like its Grand Sport II, which made its debut at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale boat show. Based on a hull that was launched last year, the GSII’s deck was raised […]

FrontRunners: Drag Queen

Unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show in February, Cigarette Racing Team’s 46′ Rider, inspired by AMG edition (, takes its design cues from the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The boat’s most obvious similarities to the car are its paint color—AMG alubeam silver, one of the options available on the SLS—and its marine-grade upholstery, which […]