Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run Set For Lake Of The Ozarks

<!– In the News: Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run Set For Lake Of The Ozarks –> Nor-Tech owners headed to Lake of the Ozarks for Shootout week, August 24-28, will have an event of their own to enjoy on the Central Missouri waterway. Dubbed the Lake of the Ozarks Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run, the Midwest Boating […]

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Statement Marine Introduces Next-Level 43-Foot Quad-Engine Center Console Catamaran

<!– In the News: Statement Marine Introduces Next-Level 43-Foot Quad-Engine Center Console Catamaran –> For the past 15 years, Statement Marine in Clearwater, Fla., has continued to push the envelope in the performance boat industry. Now, in typical Statement flare and fashion, the company that has been building offshore V-bottoms, catamarans and center consoles since […]

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Commentary: Boat Ride With A Fan

<!– Commentary: Commentary: Boat Ride With A Fan –> Since the first time I spoke with Dave Burgess of St. Clair, Mich., years ago, I have been a big fan. He’s just one of those instantly likable guys. Getting older being what it is, meaning hell on the memory now and then, I cannot remember […]

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Fantastic At 40: Sunsation Sun Run Hits All The Feels

<!– Event Coverage: Fantastic At 40: Sunsation Sun Run Hits All The Feels –> Asked why he traveled from Osage Beach, Mo., Wednesday for yesterday’s Sunsation 40th Anniversary Sun Run on Lake St. Clair in Michigan, Performance Boat Center’s Brett Manire offered an answer that would become a recurring theme during the celebration of the […]

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Learn How Maverick Boat Group Builds Resin-Infused Boats

The mold is first encased in a plastic bag, and then a vacuum is attached to compress it all. Courtesy Maverick Boat Group When I first stepped into the Maverick Boat Group’s P2 factory in Fort Pierce, Florida, the first thing I noticed was what was missing. In most other boatbuilding facilities I have visited, […]

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New SOTW Digital Magazine: Couples Therapy—The Interview Issue

<!– Magazine: New SOTW Digital Magazine: Couples Therapy—The Interview Issue –> Inspired by Rolling Stone magazine’s annual interview issue, the first Speed On The Water digital magazine version with that engaging question-and-answer format focused on the rock stars of the high-performance powerboating world. The next issue pointed the spotlight at women of substance in the […]

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Crevalle 33 CSF

Quality, performance, excitement. by Ken Kreisler What happens when a seasoned team of boat builders and designers combine their visions with the goal of bridging the gap between fishing, cruising and family fun? Photos Courtesy of Crevalle What happens is the Crevalle 33 CSF, a center console easily merging the best of an action-packed offshore […]

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World Cat 260CC-X

Smooth cat. by Ken Kreisler When World Cat, the world’s largest builder of powercats, needed a 26-footer to fill its model line-up, the decision was an easy one for the designers and engineers at the 140,000-square-foot Tarboro, North Carolina plant. Photos Courtesy of World Cat The 260CC-X is a tough, steady underway, mid-sized center console […]

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Iguana X100 White Edition

Problem solved. by Chuck Warren There have been some amazing innovations in the marine industry recently. Some new products are the evolution of tried-and-true solutions, while others represent leaps forward to solve a problem or find a better answer. Photos Courtesy of Iguana The new Iguana Yachts X100 is a perfect example of both. If […]

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Beneteau Gran Turismo 45 Boat Test

The Gran Turismo 45 is very much a social boat but she’s also an entry-level weekender at the same time. She’s perfect for the set that has had enough of the center console or bowrider days and is now looking to get more out of their premium boating time. This is the third generation of […]

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Shimano Unveils New Saragosa SW BFC

Shimano’s Billfish Concept Spinning Reel Blends Precision Engineering with Enduring Craftsmanship     Every inch counts when a billfish is within reach, and the all-new Saragosa SW BFC provides the competitive advantage elite anglers need to close the gap when a tournament check or world record is on the line. Nearly a decade since the […]

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Who’s Ready To Go To Powerboat Heaven?

<!– In the News: Who’s Ready To Go To Powerboat Heaven? –> OK, so that headline might be a little misleading, as we’re not talking about venturing into the afterlife and potentially visiting with Don Aronow, Fabio Buzzi, Mike Fiore, Keith Holmes, Bob Morgan, Bob Nordskog or any other GOATs from the powerboat world. The […]

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Image Of The Week: Choose Your Castle

<!– Image of the Week: Image Of The Week: Choose Your Castle –> Fun fact: There are 1,864 islands in the St. Lawrence River between the United States and Canada. But “visit the 1,864 Islands” didn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Going with 1,000 Islands kept things simpler. Or the first folks to visit the […]

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Performance Boat Center Fun Run Celebrates The Outboard Revolution

<!– Event Coverage: Performance Boat Center Fun Run Celebrates The Outboard Revolution –> For the third year in a row, outboard engine-powered catamarans and center consoles—and even one brand-new Velocity V-bottom sportboat—descended yesterday on the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri for the Performance Boat Center Outboard Fun. The MTI, Performance Powerboats, Sunsation Boats […]

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Second-Time Nor-Tech 390 Owners Find Better Balance With Quads

<!– New Products: Second-Time Nor-Tech 390 Owners Find Better Balance With Quads –> Just two years ago, Canadians Scott Winch and Cathy Bain took delivery of a Nor-Tech 390 Sport center console powered a trio of Mercury Racing 400R outboard engines from Double R Performance. The Ottawa, Ontario, couple enjoyed the triple-outboard-equipped 39-footer, but they […]

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Caymas 401 CC

A quartet of Mercury 300 Verado V-8 outboards powered our Caymas 401 CC. Courtesy Caymas Founded in 2018, Caymas Boats might seem like a newcomer to the boat business. Not even close. With marine-industry veteran Earl Bentz at the helm, Caymas is infused with a legacy of boatbuilding success. In his 50-year career, Bentz has […]

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Big Time

Offshore fishing tournaments are not for the faint of heart—or tight of purse strings. While big money tournaments, like the Atlantic City Quest for the Ring, promise more than $1,000,000 in payouts, a crew entering the tournament and participating in all the calcuttas is in for nearly $30,000 before even fueling up the boat. With […]

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Baja, Fountain And Donzi Brand Celebration At 60 Boats And Building

<!– In the News: Baja, Fountain And Donzi Brand Celebration At 60 Boats And Building –> With 60 boats already signed up and registration open through Friday morning, Friday’s fifth annual Baja, Donzi and Fountain Fun Run—BFD for short—on the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri is on track for another for a record-setting […]

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Reunions, Wishes And Wild Generosity In The 1,000 Islands

<!– Event Coverage: Reunions, Wishes And Wild Generosity In The 1,000 Islands –> For three days last week in a tiny corner of our deeply flawed and chaotic world, everything was perfect. That corner was Clayton, N.Y., the site of the 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run, now in its fourth year after two years of […]

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Second Tiki Lee’s Shootout On The River Is Another Home Run

<!– Event Coverage: Second Tiki Lee’s Shootout On The River Is Another Home Run –> After Friday’s overwhelmingly positive poker run and Saturday’s top-speed contest, it’s official, the Tiki Lee’s Shootout On The River in Sparrows Point, Md., is here to stay. Take it from two people who didn’t just participate in both the poker […]

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