Performance Powerboats

Spectre Adding 30-Foot V-Bottom
Just got off the phone with John Cunningham of Spectre Powerboats, who said that the company’s new SV300 V-bottom is being laid up and should be ready by October. Base price for the 30-footer, which will ride on a 24-degree ...
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...
Sunscreen: There’s An App For That?
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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 ...
Aquapalooza This Weekend In Austin
Sea Ray's Aquapalooza Signature Event, an on-water boating extravaganza, is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 10th, in Austin, Texas. The Aquapalooza series is billed as the world's largest boating event, last year attracting 15,600 boats and 84,000 people at ...
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...

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