Redemption Reigns In Race World Offshore Clearwater ‘Nationals’

Created: September 26, 2022 by: Written by Eric Colby During last Saturday’s test session before the 13th annual Baystar Clearwater ‘Nationals’ offshore powerboat race ahead of yesterday’s main event, owner/throttleman Tyler Miller and driver Myrick Coil weren’t happy with how their M CON Skater 388 catamaran felt. With time in the testing window for the […]

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Gallery Of The Week: Concepts Conquer Emerald Coast Poker Run

Created: September 25, 2022 by: Written by Jason Johnson The 30th annual Emerald Coast Powerboat Week Poker Run wrapped up yesterday and the entire show—from the parties at AJ’s to the Miss Powerboat Week bikini contest at Harry T’s—was as exciting as ever. The team behind the Florida Powerboat Club, which organized the event in […]

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Class 1 Team Defalco Planning Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach Debut

Though Team Defalco’s New York-based owner/driver Mike Falco and throttleman Chris Hanley of New Zealand had hoped to be up and running in the Class 1 World Championship series a few races into the eight-contest season, supply chain delays and a shortage of qualified labor have sidelined them so far. The fifth Class 1 event […]

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Avalon Returning As Official Pontoon Of Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach

Though it raised a few grey eyebrows among chronically grumpy old offshore powerboat racing fans, a 27-foot Avalon Excalibur tri-toon powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines, also turned happier heads as the paceboat for the inaugural Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach event in 2019. That event—the final contest of the eight-race American Power […]

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Clearwater ‘Nationals’ Organizers Eyeing Record-Setting 47-Boat Turnout

The owner of the Cox Group, a North Carolina-based marketing, advertising and media relations company, Rodrick Cox has been involved with the Clearwater ‘Nationals’ in Southwest Florida since the first Super Boat International contest there in 2008. And he cannot remember seeing a turnout of teams as large as that of this year’s September Race […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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New SC 37 Catamaran To Be Part Of Outerlimits Trifecta For Indiana Couple

Earlier this week, Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats married the hull and deck of an SC 37 catamaran No. 8 at its facility in Bristol, R.I. The Mercury Racing 450R outboard-engine-powered 37-footer has been a strong seller since the first one was delivered just 15 months ago to its Connecticut-based owner. Though it took a bit longer […]

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Sweet 16! Lake Cumberland Poker Run Does Not Disappoint

Between increased sponsor support, an ever-loyal group of local participants and an increasing fleet of performance center consoles in the mix, this year’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run hosted by State Dock Marina in Jamestown, Ky., had it best turnout of participants in the last five years, according to Shanalda Burden, the Southeastern Regional Marketing Specialist […]

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Performance Center Fall Run Presents A Perfect Season-Finale

From mid-May through the late August, the Lake of the Ozarks is flush with exceptional go-fast boating events—from Performance Boat Center’s Spring Fun Run and Outboard Fun Run to Big Thunder Marine’s Support Our Troops Poker Run and Baja, Donzi and Fountain Fun Run—all in advance of the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. But […]

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Featured Boat: 2013 MTI 52 RP Carbon Catamaran

Offered through MTI of Wentzville, Mo., this full-canopy 2013 MTI 52 RP (Race/Pleasure) Carbon catamaran is powered by Mercury Racing 1550/1350 engines. According to the listing, the dual-calibration, quad-cam-four-valve turbocharged mills have 115 operating hours. The 52-footer was custom painted by Mark Morris of Visual Imagination. Features include Garmin GPS/chartplotters, external cameras, a custom-designed Bluave […]

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Gallery Of The Week: Sunsations Storm Lake Cumberland

With stops open for two days during the wildly popular Lake Cumberland Poker Run hosted by State Dock Marina in Jamestown, Ky., the fun continues today as the go-fast boaters who traveled from as far away as California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and beyond return to the lake as well as the always-impressive raft-up at Harmon […]

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St. Petersburg Grand Prix Defines The Heat of Competition

After qualifying in lane No. 1 for the Class 1 race at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and produced by P1 Offshore, the 47-foot Victory, Huski Chocolate, had the advantage that driver Travis Pastrana and throttleman Steve Curtis coveted heading into the fourth race yesterday. A combination of advantageous lane […]

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Inside The SOTW Mag 2022 Interview Issue—Bill And Patience Forenski

Bill and Patience Forenski divide their time between their main home in Delaware, where Forenski owns and operates two WMF Watercraft & Marine dealership locations, and their second home in Southwest Florida. Estimating that they spend 60 percent of their time at their Northeastern digs and 40 percent down south, they said their goal is […]

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Performance-Oriented Pontoon Dealership Opens Southwest Florida Location

When it comes selling Avalon and Tahoe pontoon boats decked out with custom paint, massive sound systems and Mercury Racing outboard engines, Delaware-based WMF Watercraft and Marine is an industry leader. That’s because Bill Forenski, the multi-location dealership’s founder and owner, is a longtime go-fast powerboat enthusiast who currently owns an MTI 340X catamaran he […]

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Catalina Fun Run At Record 50 Boats And Counting

For all intents and purposes, there is one lunch-stop destination between Los Angeles and Honolulu—Catalina Island—and for the most part that explains why the Pacific Ocean off Southern California isn’t exactly a hotbed for recreational go-fast boating. But what a stop it is, and come September 23-25 a solid group of go-fast powerboat enthusiasts will […]

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JBS Racing Building New Skater 46 Catamaran

And the plot—as the saying goes—thickens. Two weeks ago, Jeff Stevenson, the owner and driver of the JBS Racing 42-foot MTI catamaran currently competing in the Class 1 World Championship Series produced by P1 Offshore, ordered a 46-foot raceboat from Skater Powerboats. Lamination of the canopied catamaran began this week. Lamination is underway for the […]

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