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NEENAH, WI -- March 20, 2006 -- Custom Marine Inc (CMI) has raised the bar for sound reduction technology with the introduction of a new stainless steel Sound Elimination Systems™ muffler that enables high-performance boats with engines rated at 500-horsepower and above to meet most sound emission regulations. This new muffler system reins in exhaust noise emissions to levels as low as 86 decibels (dB) with little to no measurable loss of horsepower or performance. Without this system installed, exhaust noise emissions for many inboard and stern drive powered boats can reach levels in the range of 90 – 105 dB. The addition of this all-stainless-steel-constructed muffler to the CMI Sound Elimination Systems line allows the company to reach its goal of providing state-of-the-art sound reduction systems for nearly every marine engine application.

"Sound emissions from high-performance boats has been the focus of regulators for several years and is an issue our entire industry has labored to address," said Joe Zelinski, founder and president of CMI. "At CMI, our focus has been on developing technologies and designs that harness sound emissions without impairing overall engine performance.

"With this new all-stainless-steel muffler added to our Sound Elimination Systems line, CMI boasts the broadest range of sound reduction capability in the industry– from naturally aspirated engines that reach 500-horsepower and above to blown and supercharged engines that reach as high as 1500-horsepower", Zelinski added.

Sound Elimination Systems all-stainless-steel mufflers are designed for easy installation on any marine exhaust system with tailpipes ranging from four to six-inches in diameter, which covers the full range of inboard or stern drive-powered recreational and performance boat applications. The mufflers are strategically engineered to muzzle sound without restricting the exhaust or creating unwanted backpressure, which can inhibit an engine from reaching peak performance power. A superior design that features all stainless steel components and utilizes fewer parts than competitive models ensures long-lasting durability and reliability.

Manufactured from 304-series stainless steel and fully polished, Sound Elimination Systems models are designed for installation on any exhaust system equipped with 4- to 6-inch tailpipes and can be configured to fit inside any big-tube, thru-transom mount exhaust system, which allows the exterior look of the tailpipes to remain the same in appearance. This application requires close coordination with OEM boat builders to ensure a precision fit and finish to meet boat owners' exacting standards.

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Custom Marine is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of OEM and aftermarket exhaust headers, exhaust systems and components designed for any recreational and high-performance marine application. CMI's combination of engineering, manufacturing and design excellence allow the company to deliver products that offer the superior quality, performance and stunning good looks every performance-minded boater demands.

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Chris Morth
Custom Marine Inc.
920-720-4225
cmorth@custommarine.com