With this reputation, it is not difficult to see why the major defense contractor, McDonnell Douglas, chose a Magnum to market the world’s most advanced weapon system: the Nighthawk and the M-230 30 mm Cannon. They were looking for a craft, which epitomized top quality as well as endurance, reliability, ruggedness, and maximum operational capabilities.Details
Check out the video, above, of Magnum Marine running the Miami-Nassau-Miami Sea Races, spanning from 1986-1988.
As they say in the video feature, simply calling a Magnum Marine a race boat is like calling Rolls Royce a stock car.
In 1966 Don Aronow, now offshore champion and boat builder, built himself a new 27′ race boat, which he named “Maltese Magnum”. The boat became World Champion and Don Aronow built a small factory to build more boats just like it: Magnum Marine was founded. All of Aronow’s brands were winning offshore races and all…Details
Don wanted to be involved in the boat business, offshore racing, or anything that was different from being a builder in New Jersey. He moved to Bay Harbor, on Miami Beach, and drove back and forth in a new chocolate brown Rolls Royce.Details
The brand’s savior turned out to be the Italian Marchese, Filippo Theodoli. Filippo had developed an early passion for the sea during his training at the Naval Academy, graduating shortly before the outbreak of World War II.Details
The original 27’ became the backbone of Magnum Marine in the 60s and early 70s. “It was a very important boat because of its race heritage,” says Lee Wangstad, a marine historian. “It was the hottest thing out there.Details