This year marks the 25th anniversary of Caterpillar's most popular marine diesel - the 3208. To celebrate, Cat is offering the Silver Anniversary Edition 3208. This limited edition package includes special markings on the valve covers, chromed air cleaners, chromed front belt guard, and a black hose dress-up kit. It's available through February 1995.

Besides the 375-hp model in the Eastbay we tested, a 435-hp 3208TA is available. Rated at 2800 rpm, both are turbocharged and aftercooled for quick throttle response and rapid acceleration. Both are also based on the same 636-cubic-inch four-stroke V-8. 

This review/article originally appeared in Power & Motoryacht Magazine, May 1994 and is written by Amy Rapaport. For more great powerboat reviews, visit their website and subscribe at: