Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) lived on a 42'
Endeavor sailboat called the St. Vitus Dance. Except that the people in the
neighboring slips thought he was Sonny Burnett, his undercover
But it is the "go fast" boats we all remember best. In the
first season, it was a 39' Chris Craft Stinger. Actually, they used two
Stingers, one for the pilot episode and then once the show was picked up a
different boat for the entire 1st season.
In all the remaining seasons
it was a 38' Wellcraft Scarab KV, which was equipped with two powerful 8.2
Mercury engines, which offer a capacity of more than 840 HP. Wellcraft made a
limited run of "Miami Vice" edition boats which had the same color scheme so
the public could don a pastel tee and join in the fun.
From the pilot, "Brother's Keeper" the Chris Stinger
and the Endeavor. In later years, the Scarab would be tied up to the
The Chris Craft Stinger used in the
The Stinger used for the first season. For fans - can't your
just hear Russ Ballard's "Voices" playing in the background?
The Wellcraft 38 ft. Scarab KV. Makes you want to grab up
your rifle and go to ride!
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THE GUNS OF MIAMI VICE
In the pilot episode, Don Johnson carried a Browning BDA in
.45 Auto. But once the series was picked up, they needed a stylish and new
weapon for Sonny Crockett. In seasons 1 & 2, he carried a Bren Ten in 10MM
Auto. However the manufacturer, Dornaus & Dixon went bust. So the ever
up-to-date Sonny switches to a Smith & Wesson 645 chambered in .45 Auto for
seasons 3 and 4. But wait, by the fifth season Smith and Wesson has a new gun
and the ever fashionable Crockett upgrades to the new Smith & Wesson 4506,
also in .45 Auto. The piece he carried in an ankle holster was a .45 Detonics
About the shoulder holster. It had been made before Miami
Vice, sold as the Original Jackass Rig. The Jackass Leather Company changed
their name to Galco and then Miami Vice hit the air. The rig became so popular
that it is now called the Miami Classic rig and can be bought from
Galco's website and other
Rico Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) had a Smith and Wesson Model
38 Chief's Special and a Model 37 Ithaca Shotgun cut down.