Power & Motoryacht

Merc’s New Powerhouse

ric Glaser was jet-lagged after traveling overnight from a Mediterranean holiday to Nashville, but you’d never know it. The Midnight Express co-owner stood smiling at the helm of his company’s 43 Open and looked back at the color-matched, 2,250 ponies hanging from its transom. “I didn’t want to miss this,” Glaser told me and then suggested to those aboard to get a handhold. With that, Glaser firewalled the throttles and a 52-knot cruise quickly escalated into a 79-knot WOT on the tabletop-flat lake. The five powerplants pinned me to my bolster

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