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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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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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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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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MTI Delivers MTI-V 50 to M. Todd Chartier at LOTO Shootout

One person attending last week’s LOTO Shootout was especially stoked to be in attendance: M. Todd Chartier, whose MTI-V 50 was delivered during the event. Chartier, who already owned one of MTI’s 390X catamarans, has been a longtime fan of center consoles (having owned several by another builder). But after attending an MTI Fun Run […]

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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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St. Petersburg Grand Prix Essentials: What To Watch And How To Watch It

Offshore racing returns this weekend to Southwest Florida with the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, the sixth event in the eight-race American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series and the fourth of eight contests in the Union International Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series. For the second consecutive year, P1 Offshore is producing the St. […]

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Shootout Woes Advance The Ongoing Education Of Sixteen Power

In its only pass on the three-quarter-mile Lake of the Ozarks Shootout course last weekend, JBS Racing, a 42-foot MTI catamaran that is powered by two naturally aspiratd 1,100-hp V-16 engines and competes in the current Class 1 World Championship Series, reached 113 mph. For everyone involved, from team owner/driver Jeff Stevenson and throttleman Micheal […]

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Day Two Highlights From The 34th Annual Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout

Every Lake of the Ozarks Shootout—and we’ve covered the Central Missouri event for more than 20 years—has a different character. But you could sum up this year’s happening, which ended with today’s weather-abbreviated finale on the three-quarter mile course in one word. Massive. The 51-foot Mystic catamaran American Ethanol set a new three-quarter-mile course record […]

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Gallery Of The Week: Branding Together At The Shootout

At least five high-performance powerboat builders—DCB Performance Boats, MTI, Mystic Powerboats, Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats and Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats—had outings for their loyal customers on the Lake of the Ozarks this past week. That’s a growing trend for the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout that, in conjunction with Super Cat Fest, brings hundreds of the […]

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