Matt Trulio

Roar at the Shore: Poker Run Bargain
This isn’t huge news, but I sure like the direction of it. Bargains of any kind are much appreciated in a down economy. So file this under “Another Bright Idea from the New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club:” A $199 “recession buster” ...
Bob Leach on Eliminator: “It’s Actually Picking Up”
To borrow—and bastardize—from Mark Twain, reports of Eliminator Boats’ demise have been “greatly exaggerated.” That doesn’t mean things have been easy for the Perris Valley, Calif., builder of West Coast custom performance boats. Far from i...
Statement Cat Moving—Center Consoles Coming
Though they’re not as omnipresent at poker runs and offshore races as they were last summer promoting their then-new 42-foot-long V-bottom, Todd Werner and Nick Buis at Statement Marine in St. Petersburg, Fla., are definitely keeping busy. Their bran...
Statement Cat Moving—Center Consoles Coming
Though they’re not as omnipresent at poker runs and offshore races as they were last summer promoting their then-new 42-foot-long V-bottom, Todd Werner and Nick Buis at Statement Marine in St. Petersburg, Fla., are definitely keeping busy. Their bran...
Porter Sees Market Upturn For Formula
Just got off the phone with Scott Porter, the chief executive officer of Formula Boats/Thunderbird Products, for a feature I’m writing about the company for Boats.com. (I’ll let you know when it publishes later this month.) Without question, times ...
Commentary: Phenomenon or Phenome-not—It’s All Good
Since Phenomenon, the 55-foot-long turbine-powered catamaran that was to attempt to break the propeller-driven-water-speed record of 220 mph today, made its debut in November 2009 I have written 11 stories about it for speedonthewater.com/Boatermouth.c...
Kilo Runs Out for Phenomenon
It’s been a rough day for Scott Barnhart, Al Copeland, Jr., and the rest of the team behind Phenomenon, the 55-foot-long catamaran with 12,000-hp worth of turbine engines that was slated to try to break the 220-mph propeller-driven water-speed record...
Phenomenon Testing Today
If all goes to plan, the 55-foot-long Phenomenon catamaran powered by four 3,000-hp turbine engines should be testing on Sarasota Bay (Fla.) in the next couple of hours according to Scott Barnhart, the throttleman for the cat. The boat will ...
Phenomenon on the Road for Sarasota Kilo Runs
Talk about cutting it close. At this moment, Scott Barnhart is getting into the truck that will tow the quad-turbine engine Phenomenon catamaran to Sarasota, Fla., for the Super Boat International Kilo Runs on Friday, July 2. A few hours earlier, ...
Mercury Racing 1300/1350 on Track for Fall Production
Between its coming-out parties in the Mercury Marine and Cigarette Racing Team booths at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show, Mercury Racing’s turbocharged 1300/1350 made a big splash almost four months ago. And then—nothing. The engines and the...

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