FPB 97 – The Emergence

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In the pre-dawn light, illusory figures attend the Wicked One, for it is known that this is the day.

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The birth master stands watch,

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 as the Wicked FPB 97 reveals itself to the world at large.

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 with fine buttocks,

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 the Wicked One’s power will soon be known.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 17, 2014)

26 Responses to “FPB 97 – The Emergence”

  1. Kevin Costello Says:

    Stunning! Can’t wait to see her in sea trials!

  2. Scotto Says:

    Oh my, all warm and fuzzy.
    that thing looks so full of potential, and sexy.

  3. Scott Evangelista Says:

    OMG…she is beautiful

  4. David Johnson Says:

    Absolutely Beautiful. Waiting for full detailed images and data. Congratulations to all involved!

  5. Don Joyce Says:

    A jaw dropper!



  6. Steve B Says:

    Just magnificent!
    Love the extended stern.
    Custom davit’s look interesting.
    Love it, love it, love it.

  7. Michael Seng Says:

    Congratulations to the Dashew design team and Circa Marine! She is fabulous!

  8. Scott D. Says:


  9. Sean Bryant Says:

    Look at those tiny wee propellers!! cant wait to see it in the water and find out its performance figures.

  10. Skip N. Says:

    Beautiful boat. So, ah, what’s she called?

  11. Chris L. Says:

    Cool, cool, very cool ! Did I mention cool ? Congratulations – job well done !

  12. Shannon Says:

    Stunning !!

  13. Eric Cadoo Says:

    Absolutely stunning.

  14. Carl Nostrand Says:

    Wonderful little ship! Love the name, “ICEBERG”. With a name like that I hope to see her in Alaska soon.

  15. Jono Frankfort Says:

    Good morning Steve. To say she is gorgeous would be the understatement of the day.
    About a month ago I had asked where you put the extra length into the original 97. Now I know.
    Has any additional storage been designed into the elongated swim platform?
    Can’t wait to read all about how she rides and runs.
    Congratulations on an awesome job!
    Stay well, stay safe.

  16. Scott Flanders Says:

    Hummm, will this be the first private powerboat to circumnavigate Antarctica or circumnavigate via the NW & NE Passage? Either would be cool. Both would be way cool.

  17. Jono Frankfort Says:

    Just noticed the davit on the Stbd. aft deck. Is it set up for full render/recovery and storage? What is the operating power source; human, hydraulic or electric?
    Interesting addition. I’m curious to see how the tender rides when stowed, as well as the potential list at launch. Did you have to counter the additional davit deck weight? Is the davit base fixed, or does it track inboard?
    Best regards,

  18. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Jono and others who have asked about the dinghy davit. It is hydraulically powered, about 400kgs of metal. An experiment. And there are provisions to trim the boat to level when the dink is off (as always).

  19. Brad Moriarty Says:

    As usual, a wonderful result. It’s amazing how the extra length lends grace to the proportions.
    One question: there are small fins on the hull at the trailing edge of the rudders. They look like line diverters to keep things from getting trapped between the rudder and the hull, but how can they be effective when the rudders are deflected, or do they have some other purpose?

  20. Matt L Says:

    Steve, she looks great.Even better than expected and expectations were high. Yet you still tease us. Where are the pics of the transom, the stairs and the rear deck so we can see the changes brought about with the LOA extension. The best shots of the boat are of areas that did not change. More of the “Dashew Strip Tease” I suspect! Best Regards, Matt L

  21. Steve Cowart Says:

    Each day I check the website for updates, fully prepared for another disappointment when there is nothing new. Hopeful that someday I will be rewarded……..

    The wait was worth it! I am in love.

  22. Antonio Carvalho Says:

    Congratulations to Dashew design team and Circa Marine. AWESOME

  23. Henrik Says:

    Hi Steve..!
    What a wonderful ship..!
    About the letters on the name ICEBERG, are they welded and or painted on to the hull?
    If painted, what regime is used to make the paint stick to the aluminium?

  24. Steve Dashew Says:

    The letters in Iceberg’s name are glued to the hull.

  25. Henrik Says:

    It´s really hard to tell from the pictures, are the letters made out of aluminum and glued on, or made of vinyl with the “aluminum” look?
    What kind of glue is used?

  26. Steve Dashew Says:

    The 3D letters are attached with Sikaflex