Matt Trulio

Extreme Boating Series Coming to Boats.com
Anything “extreme” makes for good copy and even better video. And across the boating spectrum, there’s plenty of stuff that qualifies as extreme—even in sailing. (What do you expect? I’m a high-performance powerboat guy and I’m expected to ...
Mercury Racing 1350 Engines in Production
Had a nice chat with Fred Kiekhaefer, the president of Mercury Racing, over the weekend. Kiekhaefer told me that construction of the first “production” pair of the company’s twin-turbocharged 1,350-hp engines was underway. When I told him I w...
Nor-Tech Going for Big Number at Shootout
Caught up with Terry Sobo, the director of sales and marketing for Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats in Cape Coral, Fla. Sobo told me he’d just finished the lottery drawing for a slot to order a new Nor-Tech model—such is the unprecedented ...
Cosker on Mystic Delamination: I Don’t Expect to See Any Other Issues.
With the recent delamination problems experienced by JBS, a 50-foot-long Mystic turbine-powered catamaran owned by Jeff Stevenson, speculation on Mystic delamination issues has run rampant. Just about everyone in the go-fast world, particularly online,...
Sterling 1,700-hp Engine Coming
Dynamometer testing on Sterling’s new twin-turbocharged 1,700-hp engine should start this week, according to Mike D’Anniballe, the principal of the Milford, Mich., engine company. The new engine is based off Sterling’s supercharged, 557-cubic inc...
Phenomenon Out for Shootout
Fans of Copeland’s Phenomenon, the 56-foot-long catamaran powered by four 3,000-hp turbine engines will have to wait a little longer to catch the boat in action again. Unconfirmed reports had the cat, which was designed to break the propeller-driven ...
Ozarks Shootout: Beyond the Boats
Without question, the catamarans and V-bottoms running at “ludicrous speeds”—OK, I confess, I saw and actually liked “Spaceballs”—are the highlight of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, set this year for August 23-29. Next up in terms of sigh...
SkaterFest Coverage Coming
If memory serves—and I have to admit it does less and less these days—the first “SkaterFest” happened and was spearheaded by Rich Luhrs, a true Skater catamaran aficionado. No stranger to the high-performance boat business—Luhrs built the suc...
MTI Turnout Looking Light for LOTO Shootout
Blazing-fast catamarans from Marine Technology, Inc., are something of a tradition at the speed runs for Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, which will happen this year August 29-30. Plus, as MTI is based in Wentzville, Mo., a couple of hours ...
Pyburn Targeting for 175-Plus mph at Shootout
Caught up with Bill Pyburn via email a few days ago. Well-known to poker-run enthusiasts around the country for his ongoing top-speed battle with Gino Gargiulo, who owns and drives the 44-foot-long Marine Technology, Inc., Mercedes, catamaran, Pyburn s...

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