Matt Trulio

Crunch Time for Phenomenon
No one said breaking water-speed records is easy. The history of such endeavors is littered with busted hardware and broken hearts, as more than a few people have died chasing speed on the water during the years. You don’t have to ...
Jacksonville Poker Run: It’s the Water
Caught up with Bill Pyburn the other day. I’m not talking about the Bill Pyburn whom dialed-in poker run enthusiasts around the country know for his amazing, rocket-fast Skater 388 catamaran, Pure Platinum, and his ongoing battle for top-speed suprem...
Rothstein’s Fleet for Sale—And I’m Invited to the Preview
In the past 15 years of writing about the high-performance powerboat world, I’ve been invited to and attended countless “media day” events. Some are real news, like the introduction of a new catamaran or V-bottom. Others are manufactured news, li...
Bimini Ocean Challenge: Old School In the New World
Here’s the thing about “real” offshore racing, you know, the kind that’s done offshore: It’s a lousy spectator sport. You see the start. You see the finish. Between the two, you struggle to stay awake. But that doesn’t mean it’s not ...
Performance Boats: Two Great Calls
Some days, make that every day, it pays to pick up the phone. Here’s what I mean: A big part of my job and how I do it is making phone calls. Unless I’m following an ongoing story, tracking an ...
Nor-Tech Super 80 Roadster Nearly Ready
Just got off the phone with Terry Sobo, the director of sales and marketing for Nor-Tech Performance Boats in Cape Coral, Fla. Sobo said that Nor-Tech’s second 80-foot-long performance yacht, tagged the “Super 80 Roadster” should be ready ...
Five Hydraulic Steering Check-Up Essentials
Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows that full hydraulic steering is a must for any high-performance boat that can run 70 mph. Cable steering and even partially hydraulic, cable-assisted steering can’t touch full hydraulic systems for reliability ...
Powerboat P1 USA: What’s the Plan?
Those of you who visit speedonthewater.com and Boatermouth.com know that I’ve followed the story of Powerboat P1 attempting to establish itself in the United States—and the demise of its Evolution and Super Sport classes for 2010 ...
Five Steps for Getting Oil Off Your Boat
Given the environmental and economic impacts of the recent Gulf Oil Spill, likely to go down as the worst spill in the history of the United States, a press release I just received from Meguiars on handling oil residue on ...
36 Dominator Breaks Sunsation Sales Records
Normally, I’d save news like this for Friday—you know how much I like to head into the weekend having reported something positive. But this is too good to keep. According to ...

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