‘Bug Money’ Skater 28 Catamaran A Dream Come True

<!– New Products: ‘Bug Money’ Skater 28 Catamaran A Dream Come True –> There is no typo in the headline above—the name of Bryan Swinney’s new 28-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 300R outboard engines isn’t supposed to be “Big Money.” The 37-year-old, who hails from Vernon, N.J., and has been a […]

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Fireworks On The Water In Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

<!– Racing: Fireworks On The Water In Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix –> After his canopied catamaran, Pro Floors Racing, claimed a hard-earned checkered flag in the Super Cat class at the 37th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, owner/driver Wayne Valder enthusiastically waved the checkered flag as the MTI catamaran idled along Lido Beach with the […]

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American Baitworks Gets a New VP of Sales

Industry veteran Jay Harris joins the team at American Baitworks as Vice President of SalesHarris to lead sales team for fishing tackle and soft plastics manufacturing OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (June 15, 2022) – Jay Harris has joined the team at American Baitworks as Vice President of Sales. Jay has worked in the fishing industry for […]

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Kawasaki SX-R review: Stand-up Jet Ski delivers extreme performance

Hugo Andreae takes his first ride on the Kawasaki SX-R stand-up Jet Ski to see if this pumped up speed machine really is the next big thing in water toys. Hugo tries hard to look like he knows what he’s doing – nobody is fooled! All photos: Hugo Andreae Being a 52-year-old bloke, I’m not […]

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Tested: Sunseeker 65 Sport Yacht

Sunseeker claims the new 65 Sport Yacht’s SkyHelm is sports-car inspired. We test that claim by comparing it to an Aston Martin convertible. Photos by Zach Stovall License to Thrill Sunseeker claims the new 65 Sport Yacht’s SkyHelm is sports-car inspired.We test that claim by comparing it to an Aston Martin convertible. Modern-day humans, myself […]

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Best Topwater Tuna Lures

  Capt. John McMurray has made a career out of catching tuna on poppers. Capt. John McMurray There is nothing, and I mean nothing, quite as exciting as watching a giant ball of pure muscle destroy a topwater lure. “It’s insane” says Capt. Cory Crochetiere, one of the best guys in the topwater tuna business. […]

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Celsius Named Official Energy Drink of P1 Offshore and P1 AquaX

Powerboat P1 has announced a new partnership with Celsius Holdings Inc., a global consumer packaged goods company with a proprietary, clinically proven formula for its master brand Celsius. A lifestyle energy drink born in fitness and a pioneer in the rapidly growing energy category, which sees it become a Series Partner and designated Official Energy […]

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Suncoast Powerboats Adds Industry Professional Cole McGowan to its Brokerage

Suncoast Powerboat and Yacht Brokerage, the boutique sales firm based in Sarasota, FL, specializing in performance powerboats, performance fishing boats, and express cruisers, has announced the addition of Cole McGowan to its lineup of brokers. McGowan, a Sarasota native and Tampa resident, has been in the high-performance powerboat industry for ten years, working closely with […]

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CELSIUS Energizing P1 Offshore

<!– Racing: CELSIUS Energizing P1 Offshore –> A popular sugar-free energy/fitness beverage with seven essential vitamins, CELSIUS ® is now the Official Energy Drink and Series Partner for P1 Offshore, the offshore powerboat race-producing arm of  United Kingdom-headquartered Powerboat P1, as well as the P1 Aqua-X personal watercraft racing series. The news was announced in […]

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Deep Impact: One of Speedboating’s Greatest Turnaround Success Stories

How Deep Impact and exclusive dealer Plantation Boat Mart joined forces to achieve greatness. Once upon a time, center consoles were exclusively associated with sportfishermen and bluewater tournaments. Over the years, they became faster, roomier and more competitive. The evolution of the center console from fishboat to high-performance juggernaut has been our industry’s most astonishing chapters, […]

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AzkoNobel names new CEO

AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new chief executive officer as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end. Gregoire (52), a French national, is an international […]

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RBFF adds new board members

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced six additions to its Board of Directors. Louis Chemi (Freedom Boat Club), Carly Hysell (Garmin International), Wade Middleton (Careco TV), Bryan Seti (Yamaha Motor Corporation), Shelley Tubaugh (Grady-White Boats) and Kendra Wecker (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) bring more than a century and a half of combined […]

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Yamaha announces partnership with Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

Yamaha Rightwaters announced it’s the official outboard of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT). With this sponsorship, Yamaha is committed to BTT’s mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s mission is critical to ensuring the longevity of these species and their habitat,” said John O’Keefe, […]

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Mercury Racing expands Powerboat P1 partnership

Mercury Racing announced it has entered a two-year agreement expanding its partnership with Powerboat P1, an international marine motorsport promoter. The renewed and expanded partnership designates Mercury Racing as the official power of Class 1 and official partner of P1 Offshore, continues the on-site relationship with the Mercury Racing Race Support team members, and adds […]

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The Real Kicker Behind Desert Storm

<!– New Products: The Real Kicker Behind Desert Storm –> A celebration of speed on the water and more, the annual Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., presents a showcase for its backers. Among those backers is Kicker Marine Audio, the event’s presenting sponsor since 2018. The Oklahoma-based company has gradually made […]

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CK Performance Marine Breaks Ground On New Facility In Michigan’s Norton Shores

<!– In the News: CK Performance Marine Breaks Ground On New Facility In Michigan’s Norton Shores –> CK Performance Marine owner Mike Holford had some incredibly big shoes to fill more than four years ago when he took over—and rebranded—the Michigan-based business his mentor, veteran offshore racer and talented mechanic Keith Holmes, started decades earlier. […]

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Citizen science on a yacht – how you can help effect change

James Devoy on conducting citizen science on a yacht and why it is something anyone taking on a passage can engage with The notion of conducting scientific research or citizen science on a yacht can sound intimidating. It conjures up images of experts in white coats, working in clinical laboratories. The idea that the average […]

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 XINSURANCE Signs Sponsorship Deal With Powerboat P1 

International marine motorsport promoter Powerboat P1 has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with leading insurance broker XINSURANCE. Established some 40 years ago in Sandy, UT, and regarded as an industry innovator offering customized specialty liability insurance for businesses and individuals, XINSURANCE will be an official partner of Powerboat P1.  The XINSURANCE name is already familiar […]

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Wagner Kick Starts Summer Season With MTI Owners Fun Run To The Bahamas

<!– In the News: Wagner Kick Starts Summer Season With MTI Owners Fun Run To The Bahamas –> Although he’s technically already attended and/or sponsored several 2022 events at his company’s home base of Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri as well as one in Kentucky, Chris Wagner of WIA Marine Insurance recently returned […]

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Powerboat P1 Flying High With XINSURANCE Sponsorship

<!– Racing: Powerboat P1 Flying High With XINSURANCE Sponsorship –> On a roll with sponsorship deals of late, Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore has inked a three-year with Sandy, Utah-headquartered XINSURNANCE as its Official Partner. The news was announced in a press release from Powerboat P1 this morning. As part of the partnership deal, the XINSURNANCE A-Star […]

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