Matt Trulio

Tomlinson on Statement 50 Catamaran: “Good Right Out of the Box”
It's been a busy summer already for John Tomlinson, the multi-time offshore powerboat racing world champion and co-owner of TNT Custom Marine in North Miami. Fresh from throttling the 39-foot-long Marine Technology, Inc., racing catamaran CRC with owne...
Phenomenon Update: Waiting on Propellers
With the July 2 Super Boat International Kilo runs in Sarasota, Fla., just a couple of weeks away, time is getting tight for the Louisiana-based Phenomenon crew that will make an attempt at breaking the propeller-driven water-speed record of 220 ...
Outerlimits to Add 28- and 36-footers
Final design of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats’ new stepped 28-footer is nearly complete and hull tooling is done for its 36-foot sibling, according to Mike Fiore, the owner and founder of the Bristol, R.I.-based company. The new models will be the ...
Hering Offers Seven-Blade Propellers
Funny how one phone call leads to another and—when you’re lucky—some worthwhile news. Case in point: I called Ben Robertson, a former championship-winning tunnel-boat and offshore racer, to see what he’s been up to. (Quite a bit, it turns out, ...
MTI Theme Boat in Production For Miami Show
Word out of Marine Technology, Inc., in Wentzville, Mo., is that the company is working on a 48-foot-long “theme” catamaran with a pair of Mercury Racing 1,350-hp turbocharged engines. The boat will be unveiled at the 2011 Miami International Boat ...
Ongoing Apache Projects: Big and Small
Caught up with Mark McManus of McManus Superboats, which builds Apache Powerboats in Fort Myers, Fla., this morning. McManus said he has two new composite lay-up Apache V-bottoms in production, as well as a couple of Apache restorations lined up.
Super Vee Light and Powerboat P1 USA: “Fabulous”
Eyed suspiciously—or at least skeptically—by various members of the offshore racing community, the contingency/purse program created by Powerboat P1 USA for the Super Vee Light racers has gone well so far, according to SVL racer and class represent...
Fountain Building Boats to Order, Hoping to Establish Regional Dealerships
The much publicized bankruptcy, reorganization and recapitalization of Fountain Powerboats in 2009 has most industry observers still wondering what’s happening with the Washington, N.C., company. News out of the factory since the reorganization has b...
Shogren Earns Service Award
At a time when many high-performance boat dealerships are still reeling, it’s nice to see one—especially a progressive one—get a little recognition. Based in Waukegan, Illinois, Shogren Performance Marine has earned a Mercury Marine Customer Sati...
Formula Sun Sports Dressed to Thrill
You have to give Scott Porter, the president of Thunderbird Products/Formula in Decatur, Ind., and the rest of his team credit for thinking ahead—as in far ahead. Knowing that the performance-boat market couldn’t sustain the company forever, they d...

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