It is always a pleasure to speak about Magnum Marine, and now the World famed exclusive US builder presents a new virtual web showroom taking you into its unique universe. Magnum started up in 1966 Miami, Florida and was one of the half a dozen fast boat builders founded in the sixties and seventies by Don Aronow. For the record Donald Aronow was the creator of the famed Thunderboat Row in Miami where Magnum is still located, and his other founded companies are Formula in 1961, Donzi in 1964, Cigarette in 1970, and Aronow Powerboats in the eighties with all these having deep vee twenty four degrees underwater keels designed by Jim Wynne and Walt Walters. The Aronow Hull Jim Wynne design was similar in concept to the Ray Hunt 1958 deep vee, but offering a more high performance concept. In 1968 Don sold to Apeco, and eight years later in 1976 Marchese Filippo Theodoli took over Magnum from the US firm to transform its legacy into a unique status symbol boat builder. Filippo Theodoli idea was to keep with the super fast sea worthy deep vee 24 degrees hull, but add to it a bullet proof construction, and the luxurious comfort associated of a yacht. The Italian presented the 40 and 45 always getting closer to his challenge, but it was when he launched the first and largest open Sport Yacht of the period the 53 Maltese in 1977 delivered in over fifty examples in less then twenty years production time that the vision was complete. Following the 53, Magnum continued to present bigger boats and in 1984 it presented the 63 Sports with lines by Pininfarina, in 1989 the 70 also by Pininfarina, and the 80 again at the hands of the Italian firm in 2000. Driven by Filippo Theodoli the 63 went on to do the impossible by winning the Miami Nassau Miami for three times in a row with a diesel powered sport yacht, reaching speeds over eighty mph, and beating smaller faster boats thanks to its consistent speed in rough waters. Filippo died in 1990, and today Magnum is managed by wife Katrin, and son Giovanni who produce a limited very carefully built max of ten boats a year of the current seven models from 27 to 100 feet. Two of these models ironically both at the far end of the range are in planning stages. These are the 27 Anniversary a tribute to the World Offshore Champion in the companies first years which is a Giovanni Theodoli concept, and the new 100 which will be Magnum biggest ever built replacing the 80 as flagship. The new Magnum virtual showroom takes you around with the following buttons: History, Technology, Models, Magnum Life, Brokerage, Store, Press Reviews, Magnum News, Videos, and Contact Us.