Performance Powerboats

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...
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...

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