Magnum 51' Bestia: Beauty and the Beast

Magnum 51′ Bestia: Beauty and the Beast

At first glance, the Magnum 51 Bestia might make you feel as if you’ve been time-warped back to the ’80s, when Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs were chasing drug kingpins around Biscayne Bay in the popular television series “Miami Vice.” In fact, the paint scheme of the Magnum 51 Bestia I ran across at its launch during the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show immediately reminded me of Crockett’s legendary Wellcraft Scarab 38 KV.