Michel Sells Cloud IX MTI Catamaran

I almost didn’t believe it myself when Louisiana performance boater Nate Michel informed me in confidentiality a few weeks ago that he was selling his beloved Cloud IX, the “movie star” 40-foot MTI catamaran he had completely redone several years ago. It’s hard to believe, but Nate Michel of Louisiana sold Cloud IX, his incredible 40-foot MTI […]

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American Dillard Joins China CTIC Team For F1H2O World Championship Season

The China CTIC Team recently announced that American driver Brent Dillard will race in the 2023 Union Internationale Motonautique F1H2O World Championship. The two-time American Power Boat Association Hall of Champions member has been tasked with replacing veteran driver Philippe Chiappe, a three-time F1H2O world champion from France who announced his retirement from competition after […]

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Sunsation Launches Reality Show

Spoiler alert: No boats were delayed in the making of the first episode of “Sunsation Nation,” a new reality video series that went live today. How do I know this? Because a voiceover announcing it is the first thing you hear when you watch the 10-minute episode on the Algonac, Mich., high-performance center console builder’s […]

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Dirty Money Racing Super Cat Team Selects Go-Fast Community Notables For Cockpit Duty

For more than a decade, South Florida-based Brand X Hi-Performance Marine principal Jason Ventura and Bill Pyburn, Jr., his longtime customer and friend who lives in the northern part of the state, have worked closely together on the well-known and respected custom high-performance powerboat enthusiast’s many exquisite catamarans. But come 2023, they’ll be sharing the […]

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Mystic Showcasing M5200 At St. Petersburg Boat Show

Visitors to the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show in Southwest Florida, which opened this morning and runs through Sunday, will have plenty to ogle this week. But on the powerboat side, the in-water display at the event is primarily a showcase for fishing boats and yachts, tenders. Visitors at the St. Petersburg Power and […]

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Commentary: A Fond Farewell To An Essential Teammate

Invicta watch fans know Ryan Johnson, speedonthewater.com’s former national advertising manager, from the talk-show format television program hawking the affordable timepieces. For those folks, he is simply “Invicta Ryan,” the dashing and charming dude who co-hosts the show. But my speedonthewater.com colleague Jason Johnson and I know him as a kind and thoughtful family man, […]

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Shelby Mattingly Joining The Speedonthewater.com Team

Among the most joyful, gracious and generous members of the high-performance powerboating community, Shelby Mattingly is joining speedonthewater.com as its new sales and marketing manager. The 31-year-old, passionate go-fast boating enthusiast officially starts February 1. She will handle advertising sales for all of the daily news site’s editorial products, from online display advertisements to print […]

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