Performance Powerboats

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...
Raylar Adding Upgrade Package for 525EFI
The reason behind the popularity of Mercury Racing’s 525EFI engine is so simple: It’s reliable. Make that super-reliable. Only a fool would modify the 525-hp stalwart of the Mercury Racing engine line in any way while it is still under ...
Bimini Offshore Challenge Update: Race Village Booming, Bimini Count Down
Just spoke with Brad Schoenwald, the organizer for the Bimini Ocean Challenge, a three-day festival that kicked off today in Sunny Isle Beach, Miami. Schoenwald said the race village—the event includes an Offshore Powerboat Association race this Sund...
Gulf Oil Spill: Video from Ground Zero
With British Petroleum’s failed the Deepwater Horizon rig still spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico and creating the worst spill in history, this nine-minute video report from television fishing show host Wade Middleton and Chris Edmonston of BoatU.S...
Big-Ticket Buyers Out There, But Still Wary
Just got off the phone with Peter Hledin, the straight-talking founder and owner of Douglas Marine/Skater in Douglas, Mich. Hledin is one of the people I go to for honest answers to hard questions, and I respect him as much ...
NASA Shows Oil Spill Growing In Time-Lapse Satellite Imagery
NASA time-lapse satellite imagery of growing oil spill in Gulf of Mexico.
Geico vs. SBI: “Resolved Amicably”
Just got off the phone with Ken Scherer, the attorney for Geico in its $150,000 lawsuit against Super Boat International over a television deal that never materialized. Scherer and attorneys for SBI met yesterday in a mediation session in Palm ...
Freeze Frame Adds Mobile Lab
Call me a creature of the digital age or just a creature of instant gratification—I’ll plead guilty to both—but waiting for pictures really sucks. And nowhere is that more true than in the world of offshore powerboat racing and poker ...

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