Introducing one new model per year is a challenge for any custom high-performance boat builder. But DCB of El Cajon, CA., has already doubled that effort for 2013, first debuting their awesome M41 at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show and finishing the brand new M29 model just prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
Poker Runs America recently witnessed the launch of Mercury’s new Diesel TDI engines, rigged to a Statement Marine 38 SUV IO during the company’s recent press event in New Orleans, LA. Needless to say, we weren’t disappointed.
BOYNE THUNDER RUN TO SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH CANCER THIS JULY!
The 10TH annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run is set to thrill the go-fast crowd this year with speed, power, entertainment and unlimited excitement July 12 and 13 in Boyne City, MI. What separates this run from the pack, however, is the generosity of poker runners and industry sponsors who pull together year after year to support Camp Quality.
BRING THE HEAT….A QUICK LOOK AT THE LAKE HAVASU DESERT STORM WEEK 2013
The very recent 2013 Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout, one of the most celebrated events on the performance boating calendar, delivered several days of non-stop excitement and speed for the go-fast arena. The event merged the annual Desert Storm Street Party, Poker Run and high speed Shoot-Out competition with the largest boat show in Arizona to create an event unlike any other.
THE RIVER BAY POKER RUN, JUNE 14-15, EXPECTING CLOSE TO 200 BOATS!
Players attending the 2013 “Running with the Dogs”River Bay Poker Run in Biloxi, MS., “should expect to have a real good time,” according to event producer Gary Morykwas of Biloxi Poker Run Productions. Held in support of the Humane Society of South Mississippi, the run is now in its fifth year and to date has raised more than $30,000 for the organization.
After attending one of our new Poker Run/Rendez-Vous events last year on the St. Lawrence River in Gananoque, ON, Canada, Jason Steacy of Carleton Place, ON, sent us these two pics of his 25’ Baja, Smile N Wave, while at speed….and in the air. Like many poker runners this time of year, Steacy explained he can’t wait for the season to begin as he plans on attending three events on our 2013 event calendar.
After every poker run we scan through countless of images that capture the event in its entirety. Some are used for the print edition of Poker Runs America magazine, some such as the images on the next page are used for our web-based platforms - posted and printed to share with the performance boating community.
NEW EVENTS AND NEW INITIATIVES FOR THE NJPPC IN 2013!
If there’s any testament that membership has its privileges, it’s belonging to the New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club (NJPPC). According to the NJPPC, the association has devised an exciting series of events for 2013 plus new initiatives to raise the excitement level for the poker run season.
At Poker Runs America, our mandate is to promote the performance boating lifestyle via print and online mediums and we are experiencing positive results. Case in point are the several e-mails we have received from performance boaters in the last several months, including David Walters of Columbus, OH, who recently purchased a Velocity 26 VR with a Mercury 300 XS outboard as a result of our print and online efforts.
MERCURY LAUNCHES NEW VESSELVIEW MONITORING SYSTEMS; OUTBOARD JOYSTICK CONTROL SYSTEM IN MIAMI
Recreational boaters had their first look at Mercury Marine’s new Joystick Piloting for Outboards system, which is designed to take the stress out of docking, maneuvering in tight spaces and operating in less-than-ideal environments.
With the poker run season now in full swing, we have been receiving great images from our readers from some of the poker runs they have attended. Here, Rodney Olsen of Full Speed Photography – based in Churchville, NY – expressed his passion for poker runs and performance boating after capturing these shots at our 2012 Alexandria Bay Poker...
This weekend – May 31 to June 2 – ten of the world’s fastest race boats are set to thrill the crowds at Sacramento’s Folsom lake as the “Big Wake Weekend powered by Toyota” brings Unlimited Hydroplane racing back to the area for the first time in 46 years.
With the performance boating season well underway, be sure to keep eyes peeled for two stylish models from Marine Technology Inc, according to Tim Gallagher, Sales and Marketing manager of the Missouri-based manufacturer.
The first poker run on our nine-event schedule went without a hitch this past weekend in the heart of Tampa, Florida and the beautiful Gulf Coast where players enjoyed the excellent waters and first-class accommodations.
With the launch of a series of new models, including a new center console, Marine Technology Inc. is moving forward with power prowess for 2013. PRA’s Chip Fendt speaks with Tim Gallagher, MTI’s newly appointed sales and marketing manager, about the company’s latest moves.