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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Photo Essay: Looking Back At Norway’s ‘Spectacular’ Arendal Poker Run

<!– Event Coverage: Photo Essay: Looking Back At Norway’s ‘Spectacular’ Arendal Poker Run –> A little more than a month ago, more than 80 boats descended on Arendal Harbour in Norway for the 10th annual Arendal Poker Run hosted by the Neptun PowerBoatClub and, according to club president Rune Høgevoll and his fellow event organizer, […]

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Unleashed Poker Run Hits Stride In Year No. 3

<!– Event Coverage: Unleashed Poker Run Hits Stride In Year No. 3 –> Given all the well-established go-fast boating events each summer, it can take a few years for a new one to catch on. Word of mouth goes a long way and moves quickly in the community of performance-boating enthusiasts, but building momentum for […]

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Big Thunder Marine’s Fifth BFD Fun Run Is Another Big Freaking Deal

<!– Event Coverage: Big Thunder Marine’s Fifth BFD Fun Run Is Another Big Freaking Deal –> For the past five years, the team at Big Thunder Marine in Lake Ozark, Mo., has poured a lot of resources into putting together the Baja, Fountain and Donzi Fun Run—BFD for short—for its wide-ranging customer base on 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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Rock The Coast Poker Run Takes Lake Michigan In Stride

<!– Event Coverage: Rock The Coast Poker Run Takes Lake Michigan In Stride –> The second West Michigan Offshore happening of the summer, last Saturday’s Rock The Coast Poker Run attracted 65 high-performance powerboat and hundreds of participants. And true to form, Lake Michigan displayed its typical assortment of water conditions from mirror glass to […]

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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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Home-Water On Tap For New ‘Bug Money’ Skater 28 Catamaran

<!– Event Coverage / New Products: Home-Water On Tap For New ‘Bug Money’ Skater 28 Catamaran –> Among the go-fast boats that will tackle today’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run in Clayton, N.Y., is a new 28-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran owned by Bryan Swinney of Vernon, N.J. Named Bug Money and powered by twin Mercury […]

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Make-A-Wish Rides And The 1,000 Islands Breakfast Club

<!– Event Coverage: Make-A-Wish Rides And The 1,000 Islands Breakfast Club –> Between long days on the water and reunions of long-lost go-fast boating friends that often last late into the evening, poker runs don’t lend themselves to early wake-up calls. And yet there we were today at 7 a.m., on the docks of the municipal […]

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Image Of The Week: Best Seats In Clayton For The 1,000 Islands Street Party

<!– Event Coverage / Image of the Week: Image Of The Week: Best Seats In Clayton For The 1,000 Islands Street Party –> Last night’s street party and powerboat exhibition—the first act of this weekend’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run—was true to its setting in downtown in Clayton, N.Y.  And that means charming and laidback. […]

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Boyne Thunder And The Art Of Boat-Hopping

<!– Event Coverage: Boyne Thunder And The Art Of Boat-Hopping –> In the interest of full transparency, I confess that I boat-hopped last minute for yesterday’s Boyne Thunder Poker Run in Northern Michigan. I’d planned to enjoy the day—as immaculate as the one before it—with American Custom Marine owner Michael Knoblock, Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats dealer […]

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Boyne City’s Coolest Warm Summer Night

<!– Event Coverage: Boyne City’s Coolest Warm Summer Night –> A couple of longtime friends, Sunsation Boats teammates Brad DiMaggio and Ryan Wenk were gob-smacked at the size of the crowd during last night’s Boyne Thunder Poker Run street celebration and display in downtown Boyne City, Mich. DiMaggio, the director of marketing for the Algonac, […]

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Support Our Troops Delivers Greatness Again

<!– Event Coverage: Support Our Troops Delivers Greatness Again –> The point of the Support Our Troops Poker Run is, of course, fundraising, for the H.E.R.O.E.S Care program while providing a fun day on the water for veterans. And with more than $28,000 raised for the nonprofit veterans’ services program—a healthy increase from last year’s […]

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Close To 100 Boats Expected For 10th Annual Arendal Poker Run

<!– Event Coverage: Close To 100 Boats Expected For 10th Annual Arendal Poker Run –> I have to admit, I’m kind of kicking myself that I’m not the one packing for a trip to Norway like my friends Stu and Jackie Jones are at the moment. The husband and wife behind the Florida Powerboat Club […]

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Lake Cumberland Thunder Run Participants Enjoy 14th Annual Gathering

<!– Event Coverage: Lake Cumberland Thunder Run Participants Enjoy 14th Annual Gathering –> Continuing with the good-natured fun, in case anyone was left wondering, the 14th annual Lake Cumberland Thunder Run in Kentucky did indeed have an official Stephen Miles sighting. The “superstar” painter behind Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky., enjoyed the run in […]

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