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Freightliner Sport Chassis - Power Play

Built For Power Or Play?

Natasha Thorson
Mar 1, 2008
Photographers: Natasha Thorson
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When towing a 30-foot Magic deck boat, the tow vehicle will need to have enough power for such a feat of strength. When it is hooked up to a Freightliner Sport Chassis, that's a breeze for the power this tow vehicle makes. These two stunning specimens exhibit the power required for tons of play, whether it is the truck on land or the boat in water.
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Starting with an '07 Magic deck boat, this beauty comes from renowned Magic Powerboats of Lake Havasu, Arizona. With hull designs from world famous Don Aronov, Magic has redefined the terms: play and quality family entertainment. The 9-1/2-foot wide deck boat weighs in at 7,900 pounds with fuel capacity of 180 gallons. There's seating for the entire family, plus all of their friends; deck boats have become the boats to own. It is not too often you will find a twin-engined deck boat, or one that can easily run close to 100 mph, depending upon the powerplant options.
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What is the need of a twin-engine deck boat? Well, if you are manufacturing and selling boats to the people whom Magic Powerboats caters to, the "wow" and "cool" factors have to be revved up a bit. This particular Magic was equipped with Twin Mercury Racing 525 EFIs, mated with Mercury Racing Bravo XRs, which are capable of handling 90 mph top speed and on a consistent 80-85 mph. Not that owners will run a consistent 90 mph with the family on board, but if it becomes necessary to do so, it's nice to know the Magic deck boat has the ability.
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On this boat, you'll find the optional flat-screen television and DVD player. Storage abounds throughout the deck boat. With two forward-facing lounge berths and a rear bench seat, plus dual power-operated driver and passenger buckets constructed from the finest marine grade vinyl, 12 passengers can sit comfortably. One of the most unique features with the Magic deck boat is the power-operated folding bimini top that, when not in use, stores under a power assisted deck lid hidden squarely out of sight. Forward controls are provided by Livorsi, while engine vitals are monitored by Livorsi gauges, as well, and the platinum gauges are standard.
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After owning such an amazing Magic deck boat, what vehicle would you tow it with? In keeping with the power play, one option might be the Freightliner Sport Chassis. These huge tow vehicles have been rapidly gaining in popularity as the ultimate for tow-vehicle needs. The Magic family was no exception. Understanding their needs, Magic ordered a Sport Chassis as equally decked-out as the company's many different powerboat models. This particular one rides on a full air ride suspension system, making the long haul easy on the person doing the driving. Throw in the fact this particular Sport Chassis is equipped with a roof-mounted TracVision antenna satellite television, navigation, Eclipse CD/DVD/MP3 player, plus roof-mounted LED track lighting. This interior takes on a whole new meaning of luxurious play in a tow vehicle.
Equipped to tow 30,000 pounds, the Sport Chassis comes with a 330hp C7 Cat diesel engine and makes 1,000 lb-ft of torque, which is perfect for towing the Magic deck boat or anything else imaginable. The Freightliner Sport Chassis also comes standard with a fifth wheel pin and ample storage under the bed floor. So, how do you define power play? From our standpoint, this Magic deck boat and Freightliner Sport Chassis might be as close to perfection as we can imagine.


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