Matt Trulio

Powerboat Club Members Going Hypothermic for Special Olympics
For me, this one falls under the heading of, “I think I’ll just send a check.” But you have to admire—or at least fear—the 50 or ...
Highs and Lows of High-Performance Boating in 2009
All but a few lucky people in the go-fast powerboat world will remember 2009 as one tough year. Like so many other industries, high-performance marine was—and still is—slammed by the current recession. No segment of the industry was left untouched....
DVD Review: The Legend of Apache
For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out why usually rational people lost their minds on the performance-boating message boards at the mention of the name ...
Go-Fast Boat Fun Run on New Years Day? Tempted
There are days I could live on the west coast of Florida. Of course, none of them are between late May and early October when it’s hot, sticky and, frankly, disgusting to my native Californian sensibilities. Still, for a diehard ...
Boating Journalists Lead Automobile Review Site
Having just spent a few minutes on vehiclesTEST.com, I have to give credit to its founders/publishers Chris Kelly and Doug Thompson. Though the site, which provides four-minute online video vehicle ...
Christmas Wish List: Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Fountain Powerboats, Etc.
In case any of you were wondering what to get me for Christmas, I appreciate the thought but really have everything I need. OK, sure, I could use a little more time, a little more cash, a little more sleep, ...
Speedonthewater.com To Add Video in Early 2010
Things are—pardon the cheap pun—moving fast on speedonthewater.com. In the span of 90 minutes yesterday, I got calls from John Potts at American Powerboat Television and Jeff Gerardi at Freeze ...
High-Performance Market Rekindling? Four Sparks
Don’t get me wrong—the go-fast performance boat industry is still in a world of hurt. There are West Coast outfits that haven’t built, much less sold, a boat in 2009, and some venerable brands out West will likely close their ...
Shogren Adds Nor-Tech Line
  You have to admire Scott Shogren’s aggressive approach to selling high-performance boats in what would charitably be called a “soft” market. Not content to simply continue to sell Fountain and Baja boats, the owner of ...
Cigarette Racing Team and Mercedes AMG Collaborate On Concept Boat
Just when you thought nothing interesting was happening in the high-performance offshore powerboat world—Mercedes AMG and Cigarette Racing Team have teamed up to create a dazzling Cigarette boat. The unique ...

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