Magnum 63 Is Painstakingly Restored

The performance yacht, built in 1992, steps into the 21st century with upgraded technology and a nod to the Ford GT40.
Magnum 63 Fury
Does the Magnum 63’s paint job seem familiar? It should. The owner wanted it to look like the Ford GT40. Courtesy Denison Yachts Sales

A Magnum 63 performance yacht, discovered in a warehouse where it had been stored for over a decade, has recently been painstakingly restored. 

Hailed as “the iconic powerboat of all time,” Fury was constructed by the historic US shipyard Magnum Marine in 1992. The yacht was restored after its discovery and outfitted with new 2,000 hp MTU diesels capable of helping the yacht reach speeds of 55 knots. 

Magnum 63 Fury
A look at the Magnum 63 Fury before the refit work started. What a difference. Courtesy Denison Yachts Sales

The owner, who loves vintage cars, asked yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini to refit the yacht and paint it the colors of Ford GT40, a rare sports car, the designer said in a news release. 

“The boat was in excellent condition despite the many years spent in storage,” Spadolini said. “But the work required to bring it back to sea has been considerable: the professional contribution of the shipyard C.A.R.M. and the commitment of its owner Marco Poerino certainly deserve to be mentioned.”

Work performed on the yacht included:

  • Total repainting of the boat
  • Renovation of entire engine room 
  • New 2,000 hp MTU diesels
  • New electronics
  • Upgraded cabins  
Magnum 63 Fury
Performance is what Magnum yachts are known for, and this one was repowered with twin 2,000 hp MTU diesels. Top hop: 55 knots. Courtesy Denison Yachts Sales

The yacht’s restoration returns it to its former splendor while improving its technology, the designer said. 

The new-and-improved Magnum 63 has a reported cruising speed of around 40 knots. 

The owner’s cabin was expanded from its original footprint, which includes a large bathroom. The owner wanted a large galley instead of a dinette and the outdoor cockpit is the common area, Spadolini said.