West Michigan Offshore's Muskegon Powerboat...

As seems to be the issue with every pre-planned boating weekend in West Michigan, the weather forecast was making the planning interesting. Depending on what weather person you listened to, or what forecast you looked up on the internet, the weather could be anything from 6 to 8 foot waves on the lake with gale and small-craft warnings with a 90% chance of rain. To partially sunny and 2 to 3...

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Skater 3312, Part 3 - Third Time's a Charm?

Well, some things just never seem to get settled. This is the third iteration of one of the sweetest boats built. This Skater 3312 started out as a beast nicknamed the "Silver Bullet" with its speeds of over 160 mph due to its Sterling power and Arneson drives. Part 1...

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Latest 46' Skater at Boyne Thunder

Having just left Skater yesterday, the latest 46' Skater arrived in Boyne yesterday for its initial shake down and dial-in. An 8 passenger stunner, with beautiful paint by the in-house Skater paint team and a custom designed interior by Appearance Products, we are sure it will be a show-stopper at Boyne Thunder. Its big Sterling blower power, and an old-school gauge dash makes it even more...

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Redone TomCat heading for Boyne

With it's new windscreen, new dash, new hatches front and rear, new scoops, redone paint, etc. TomCat is heading for Boyne Thunder to play. Love the timeless kick-ass look of this boat.

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Newest Skater 28' May Be the Best 28 Yet?

When it comes to performance boats, the Skater 28 is one that is always spoke of with reverence. When Douglas Marine released the 28 Skater, it was an instant hit. It's ability to outperform larger Cats, and larger Vee's, in rough water conditions made it an instant legend. To this day, many 28 Skaters sell for more than they sold for when new. The latest, a 28 with many custom features, could...

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OPA/P1 Fort Meyers National Championship 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8am-8pm Arrival of Race Boats - Race Village - Salty Sam’s Marina (2500 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL) Thursday, October 10, 2019 10am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Salty Sam’s to open Race Village & Dry Pit’s 10am-4pm Race Village / Dry Pit’s Open to the...

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Supercat and 1100 Class One in Fort Meyers, As...

Supercat was really an odd race today. It started out with the seven boats all lined up and ready to race. The boat in its first ever race, Dependable, with a driver/owner who had never raced any kind of boat in his entire life, was allowed to start out on the outside even with the others. I'm certain that was for two reasons, 1. The throttleman was Mark Kowalski, a very experienced...

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West Michigan Offshore Make-A-Wish Cruise on...

West Michigan Offshore is inviting you to be in the middle of the high-performance powerboat action aboard the Aquastar on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 am. The Aquastar, Muskegon Lake’s sightseeing fun ship, will take a Make-A-Wish Cruise on Saturday, as riders donate for a ride on Muskegon Lake and out to Lake Michigan. Be a part of the Parade of...

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Chief Powerboats Bringing a Flagship Pleasure...

Chief Powerboats will be making a showing at West Michigan Offshore's Muskegon Powerboat Weekend Event. The Crew at Chief Powerboats is excited to be a part of West Michigan Offshore’s Muskegon Powerboat Weekend. They will be bringing one of their flagship pleasure models with them to participate in the 4:00-9:30 Powerboat Street Party in Downtown...

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Skaterfest 2019

Skaterfest 2019 has beautiful weather and a lot of eye-candy. There must be nothing better than a get together of the boats built by the man who started the performance cat evolution from which almost all others were developed. A few photos from Peter's wife Maria, Chris, and Tony. Add any you may have, or text them to me and I will host and link them in. The man himself checking out some...

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Key West 2019-Raceworld Offshore Worlds, The word...

Bobcat is handling the Serious coverage at the first ever Race World Offshore's Key West World Championships!

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11th Annual Michigan City Grand Prix

MICHIGAN CITY – The temperatures will be warm but the action on the water will he hot as the 11th annual Great Lakes Grand Prix comes to Michigan City for a weekend of powerboat and personal watercraft racing. The annual event in Washington Park will be the fifth stop on the American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship Series, with two days of racing Saturday and Sunday. It will...

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Boyne Thunder Rolls Into Northern Michigan

Boats will be roaring into Northern Michigan harbors this weekend, as Boyne Thunder Poker Run returns for its 16th year. The poker run will feature 120 different boats from around the country July 12-13 in an event that has come a long ways during the course of its existence. “This is the 16th year that we’ve run this,” said Ingrid Day, Boyne City Main Street assistant. “Each year is a...

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