Performance Powerboats

Whipple Offers Kits for Mercury Racing Engines
When it comes to engine upgrades, most notably supercharger kits, I lean toward the conservative side. First—and this should be obvious—anyone who upgrades an engine while it’s still under warranty is nuts. Second, in almost every high-performanc...
JBS and Nauti-Marine to Go Head to Head at Shootout
This year’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout August 28-29 is looking to be a battle of the 50-foot Mystics, at least when it comes to the fight for Top Gun honors. In one corner, there’s reigning champion Dave Scott’s Nauti-Marine, ...
Skater Shootout Purse: “For the Boat Owners.”
Caught up with Peter Hledin, the owner of Douglas Marine, which builds Skater catamarans in Douglas, Mich. Hledin remains one of my favorite people in the high-performance marine industry to inteview, particularly for his extensive base of knowledge th...
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 ...
Vintage PWC Racing Action
Vintage PWC racing action from the 1993-1994 RIVA Racing Team.
Opponents Line Up Against Ethanol Increase In Fuel
A collection of far-flung groups, including the American Watercraft Association, PWIA, and BoatU.S., have come together under the banner FollowTheScience.org to oppose the pending increase of ethanol in fuels to 15%.
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...
You And Your Johnson…Outboard
Hilarious vintage Johnson outboard commercial, which has now taken on a new meaning.
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,...

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Vintage PWC Racing Action
Vintage PWC Racing Action - August 10th 2010