When Suzuki recently released its most powerful and technologically advanced outboard to date, Lenny Noble, CEO of Mares, seized the opportunity, and he was glad he did. Four of the V6 4-stroke 350s—each featuring dual contra-rotating propellers—had the new Mares 47 Outboard Express (47′ LOA, 15′ beam) jumping on plane during sea trials and surpassing 50 mph. The model is also the first Mares catamaran with an aft galley. Hull No. 1, coming to Fort Lauderdale, has one generous-sized stateroom with a walkaround king-size berth, ensuite office and large head, but a two-cabin, two-head arrangement is also possible.