SBI's Michigan City Grand Prix, 2017

Well, the final race of SBI's regular season is here. There was some testing today by a few of the boats there. Yesterday there were 6's to 7's for most of the day. Today it laid down and testing was possible. Tomorrow the lake is supposed to be even calmer, with the winds out of the south instead of the west. But, weathermen aren't always correct, so we'll see. Here's a few shots from...

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Skater Visits and Tests at Mercury Racing, Fond...

This past week Skater Powerboats took one of their latest creations for testing and review by the experts at Mercury Racing. As unlikely as it may seem, for the first time in his 42 years of building performance boats, Peter Hledin went on this particular trip and actually visited Mercury Racing in Wisconsin. Mike Griffith and Peter Hledin...

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A Sequel That Equals The Original, UPDATE!!

Within the confines of Douglas Marine in Saugatuck, Michigan, there exists an office where a boat building legend draws up the creations thought of on a large drafting table. Then, once that legend decides the design has reached the potential required to bear his reputation of performance and handling, he finally releases that creation to be built. Peter and...

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West Michigan Offshore, Not Just In It For The Fun

As West Michigan Offshore has their one year anniversary, the importance of the giving spirit of the performance boating world once again jumps out into the spotlight. Those outside people who tend to believe that performance boaters are nothing but a bunch of belligerent egotists have never taken the time to see the many ways performance boaters try to help those less fortunate than...

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Newest Skater Left For Boyne Thunder

The newest Skater left the factory on Wednesday for Boyne Thunder. The unveiling should be on Friday, and this all new model is really an eye turner. Stay tuned!!

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Silver Bullet: Skater 3312 Aces its Shakedown...

By Paul "Ratickle" Rose and Jason Johnson of Speed on the Water In folklore, a bullet made of silver is the only way to stop a werewolf and various other creatures of evil. The Lone Ranger also used silver bullets to uphold justice and remind himself that life, just like silver, is precious and not to be wasted or...

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In Search of Horsepower, Never Enough?

In the performance boating world, the one thing that has remained constant every since the first Roman added extra rowers to his Galley, there is never enough horsepower. In today's world, there are several options to try for more horsepower, and several players who want to provide the ultimate horsepower option. There are also several questions begging to be answered. Like: What is more...

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Skater's All New 478 Raised Deck Vee, Part 3 -...

They say that good things come to those who wait, and it seems to be that great Skaters are also included as part of that saying. Today, the Skater 478 Vee made its inaugural voyage shake-down cruise and the initial test results were certainly very positive. We are under sworn secrecy to the performance numbers, but it was just an initial shakedown...

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The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”. Vince Lombardi Boyne Thunder 2014 When Skater Powerboats started the build of the 46’ Race/Pleasure “GOTCHA NOW” back in 2013 they knew they had an owner who was always in search of perfection. He wouldn’t even consider ever letting the boat be used in salt...

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Borden Light Poker Run Fall River Mass By...

Borden Light Poker Run Fall River Mass By www.123freeze.com or www.freezeframevideo.net All Photos From Event Are Posted At www.123freeze.com or...

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West Michigan Offshore's Early June Fun-Run 2017

Every winter there is a dilemma for West Michigan performance boaters. How soon can everyone count on getting boats in the water? How soon can they be tested to make sure they are ready to do a run? Followed by, how soon can those boats actually do an organized run followed by some fun conversations at a get together? Some years it still seems there is snow on the ground late in May. Some...

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Performance Boat Center's All New Skater 388...

Back in Key West a year ago the key players from Performance Boat Center at Lake of the Ozarks approached the key players from Douglas Marine in Douglas Michigan about a possible race boat project. After some discussion, the project was a go. Since that time, we here at Serious Offshore Sports have once again had the opportunity to watch the creation of a one of a kind Skater come from a...

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