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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Cobalt (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Cobalt (Video)

(Video) Poker Runs America meets with Cobalt Boat’s Gavin Hunt as he takes us through the company’s latest launch, the R7...

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Scarab (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Scarab (Video)

(Video) Packed with the power and performance that the long-standing company is known for, Scarab has been reborn with even more...

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Striper (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Striper (Video)

(Video) Striper Boats has long been established as a reputable center console manufacturer and the company’s new 20’ CC delivers on...

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Mercury (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Mercury (Video)

(Video) We take you through some of Mercury’s latest launches including the company’s new 540 Sterndrive and several of its current...

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Hustler (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Hustler (Video)

(Video) Joe LoGiudice of Hustler Powerboats speaks with Poker Runs America about its latest models from Checkmate and Hustler.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - MTI (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - MTI (Video)

(Video) Named Boat of the Year by Poker Runs America for 2014, MTI’s V-42 Center Console is a slick, stylish entry...

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Monterey (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Monterey (Video)

(Video) Be sure to check out Monterey Boats, one of the premiere manufacturers of family bowriders and sport cruisers.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Pursuit (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Pursuit (Video)

(Video) Pursuit Boats, the builder of a series of models ranging from 23-38 feet, showcases its SC 365i, which is designed...

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Outerlimits(Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Outerlimits(Video)

(Video) Paul Fiore of Outerlimits Powerboats speaks with Poker Runs America about its latest designs and performance-driven models.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Sunsation (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Sunsation (Video)

(Video) Joe and Wayne Schaldenbrand of Sunsation Powerboats – as well as Mindi Doller of Doller Offshore Marine - discuss the...

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Power Plays!

Fall Harbor Hop – Lake of The Ozarks, MO

Fall Harbor Hop – Lake of The Ozarks,…

In its 28th year, the Fall Harbor Hop in the boating Mecca of the Lake of the Ozarks – the...

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Milford Powerboat Poker Run

Milford Powerboat Poker Run

The final poker run of the National Powerboat Association’s 2013 power season took place on September 14 where players enjoyed...

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16th Annual Tom Maynard Memorial Poker Run, Virginia

16th Annual Tom Maynard Memorial Poker Run, Virginia

A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the participants at the 16th annual Tom Maynard Memorial Poker Run held...

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Joey Gratton Memorial Poker Run 2013

Joey Gratton Memorial Poker Run 2013

The New Year started out in true offshore style in the great city of Sarasota. What began several years ago as a...

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Monster Bash Poker Run 2013

Monster Bash Poker Run 2013

When Jim Nichols of LakeRacer takes his annual fall vacation, he enjoys his hobby of promoting performance boating in Lake...

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SHIPYARD MARINE ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY WEEKEND RUN-DEZVOUS, DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN

SHIPYARD MARINE ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY WEEKEND RUN-DEZVOUS, DOOR…

The region of Door County, WI, is a serene tourist destination consisting of peaceful scenery and cherry blossoms - not...

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End of Season Poker Run, Lake Travis, TX

End of Season Poker Run, Lake Travis, TX

As the 2012 boating season drew to close following the Labor Day weekend, performance boaters enjoyed one final power event...

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22ND ANNUAL WNYOPA BUFFALO POKER RUN, BUFFALO, NY

22ND ANNUAL WNYOPA BUFFALO POKER RUN, BUFFALO, NY

More than 25 years ago, in 1984, the need for speed and the raw sound of high-performance engines inspired a...

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THE 2012 CAPE CORAL POKER RUN

THE 2012 CAPE CORAL POKER RUN

Since 2009, the Resort at MarinaVillage has been a popular venue for our annual Cape Coral Poker Run. With its...

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THE BAY OF QUINTE POKER RUN/RENDEZVOUS JULY 27 – 29

THE BAY OF QUINTE POKER RUN/RENDEZVOUS JULY 27…

Nestled on the magnificent waters of The Bay of Quinte, The City of Belleville is an ideal venue for our...

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Poker Runs Calendar

2014 Rock the Bay, North East, MD Aug 22-23

2014 Rock the Bay, North East, MD Aug…

  • For 2014 this is a newly acquired Poker Runs America / APRA event.

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2014 1000 Islands Poker Run Kingston, ON August 8-10

2014 1000 Islands Poker Run Kingston, ON August…

  • All new - Spectators can watch the poker run LIVE in the PRA Speed Zone Theater in Confederation...

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2014 Bay of Quinte Rockfest Poker Run/Rendez-Vous, Belleville, ON July 25-27

2014 Bay of Quinte Rockfest Poker Run/Rendez-Vous, Belleville,…

  • Poker Run / Rendez-Vous - all boats welcome
  • Ride of a Lifetime Sunday July 27th
  • Outdoor Powersports Show
  • Cards stops in Belleville, Deseronto,...

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2014 Ottawa River Festival Poker Run / Rendez-Vous Hawkesbury, ON July 4-6

2014 Ottawa River Festival Poker Run / Rendez-Vous…

  • Driver check in starts Friday July 4th afternoon at "Déjà Vu Sports Bar"
  • In conjunction with Outaouais River Festival
  • Poker Run /...

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Alexandria Bay "Hall of Fame" Poker Run, Alexandria Bay, NY June 13-14

Alexandria Bay "Hall of Fame" Poker Run, Alexandria…

Poker Runs America magazine and Alexandria Bay, NY., will once again bring the power to the water at the annual...

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Speed Zones

RACE DAY SAFETY

RACE DAY SAFETY

Mark Fischer of Boats Direct USA of Key Largo, FL....

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CATS CAN FLY!

CATS CAN FLY!

Paul Merrick and crew of North East, Maryland, were captured...

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MAKING WAVES

MAKING WAVES

Poker Runners throttle up and power forward at the 2012...

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HANG TIME

HANG TIME

Edward Laguardia’s 28’ Skater catches some air powering through busy...

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MARTIN VANIER / 33’ BAJA OUTLAW

MARTIN VANIER / 33’ BAJA OUTLAW

Martin Vanier of Laval, QC, Canada simply proves that you...

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GREG DEMILLE / 36’ HOWARD “WICKED GAME”

GREG DEMILLE / 36’ HOWARD “WICKED GAME”

Poker Runs America’s 2012 first annual Bay of Quinte Poker...

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RUSTY LUCE / 390 VELOCITY

RUSTY LUCE / 390 VELOCITY

Rusty Luce of Binghamton, NY, and crew aboard his 39’...

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Hubert Weisslinger / 42' Outerlimits

Hubert Weisslinger / 42' Outerlimits

Moving from Montpeillier, France to Miami, Florida, last year allowed...

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Ron Schwartz / 39' Cigarette Top Gun Unlimited

Ron Schwartz / 39' Cigarette Top Gun Unlimited

Ron Schwartz of Philadelphia, PA., and his crew ride our...

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REMEMBERING A LEADER Following the devastating passing of industry icon, Mike Fiore – owner and founder of... http://t.co/ITx6si354V

 

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THE 2014 1000 ISLANDSPOKER RUN RAISES THE BAR IN PERFORMANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT!

THE 2014 1000 ISLANDSPOKER RUN RAISES THE BAR IN PERFORMANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT!

The much anticipated 2014 1000 Islands Poker Run – one of the most celebrated runs of the year – came to a successful close “under the stars” Saturday night in Kingston, ON, Canada, following a day of thrilling performance and a challenging day on the water. TO TOP IT ALL OFF, we hosted a steak and lobster dinner in Kingston’s...

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PERFORMANCE. SPEED. ENTERTAINMENT. DON’T MISS THE 1000 ISLANDS POKER RUN AUGUST 8-10!

PERFORMANCE. SPEED. ENTERTAINMENT. DON’T MISS THE 1000 ISLANDS POKER RUN AUGUST 8-10!

The 2014 Poker Runs America 1000 Islands Poker Run is guaranteed to thrill this year with an exciting course throughout the scenic 1000 Islands, fabulous prizes, plus excellent nightlife and entertainment all weekend! The poker run starts at 10:00 a.m. with Gentleman Start Your Engines and is followed by the playing of card 2 in Brockville and the annual RibFest in...

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THE WINNERS OF POKER RUNS AMERICA’S 2014 BAY OF QUINTE POKER RUN!

THE WINNERS OF POKER RUNS AMERICA’S 2014 BAY OF QUINTE POKER RUN!

This past weekend's Bay of Quinte Poker Run in Belleville, ON, CA, July 25-26, clearly demonstrated that speed – and length – has no bearing on winning poker run events as Cheryl and Joe Parker played the top card hand running an 18-foot Chris Craft powered by a 220 hp Mercury Marine engine.

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SUNSATION IN THE PLANNING STAGES FOR A 32' CENTER CONSOLE X-TREME

SUNSATION IN THE PLANNING STAGES FOR A 32' CENTER CONSOLE X-TREME

During a recent conversation with Joe Schaldenbrand of Sunsation Powerboats, Poker Runs America has learned that the Michigan-based company is in the early planning stages of designing a new 32' Center Cabin X-Treme (CCX), scheduled for launch in the spring of 2015. The model follows the popular introductions of the 34 CCX and 29 CCX, available in various designs and...

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BORDEN LIGHT MARINA POKER RUN SET FOR AUGUST!

BORDEN LIGHT MARINA POKER RUN SET FOR AUGUST!

Falls River, MA, a region rich with history that’s known for offering some of the finest cruising on the East Coast, sets the stage for the annual Borden Light Marina Poker Run August 8-9. According to event organizer Mike Lund, “the event is all about having fun and enjoying performance boating on Narragansett Bay.”

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JEAN-LUC SIGOUIN AND OUTERLIMITS WIN HAWKESBURY POKER RUN!

JEAN-LUC SIGOUIN AND OUTERLIMITS WIN HAWKESBURY POKER RUN!

More than 35 performance boats ran the scenic Ottawa River over the weekend of July 4-6 in pursuit of the perfect card hand during the annual Poker Runs America Ottawa River Festival and Rendezvous. In the end, however, luck was on Jean-Luc Sigouin’s side as he drew a perfect straight to claim the top honors of the event.

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THE 2014 TEXAS OUTLAW CHALLENGE IGNITES THIS WEEKEND!

THE 2014 TEXAS OUTLAW CHALLENGE IGNITES THIS WEEKEND!

Once again, the Texas Gulf Coast is getting ready to feel the rush of adrenalin, hear the roar of thunderous horsepower and experience the most unique and artful display of performance boats at the 7th Annual Texas Outlaw Challenge, scheduled June 19-22.

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FEEL THE THUNDER AT THE ALEXANDRIA BAY “HALL OF FAME” POKER RUN, JUNE 13-14

FEEL THE THUNDER AT THE ALEXANDRIA BAY “HALL OF FAME” POKER RUN, JUNE 13-14

Once again, Poker Runs America returns to the scenic community of Alexandria Bay, NY for one of our most exciting and enjoyable poker run events, June 13-14. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of The St. Lawrence River, run with some of the top hardware on the circuit and take in all the entertainment and dining in this scenic resort community.

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EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF THE PRA 1000 ISLANDS POKER RUN!

  As Poker Runs America’s 2014 Can Am 1000 Islands Poker Run is set for August 8 -10, we couldn’t help but raise the excitement level a little higher by providing footage of the 2013 event, highlighting several players and their exotic hardware. With special guests Mike Fiore and Reggie Fountain - where part of his biography “King of Offshore” was...

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GARY SMITH TAKES KING OF THE DESERT TITLE IN HAVASU

GARY SMITH TAKES KING OF THE DESERT TITLE IN HAVASU

If there’s any testament that Gary Smith is no stranger to performance boating it’s the fact that he regained his title of King of The Desert at the annual Lake Havasu Shootout and Poker Run earlier this month.

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29’ OUTERLIMITS – SNOWY MOUNTAIN BREWERY – SETS WORLD SPEED RECORD

29’ OUTERLIMITS – SNOWY MOUNTAIN BREWERY – SETS WORLD SPEED RECORD

Brian Forehand has made headlines again - this time for setting a lone world speed record of 100.8 mph aboard the Snowy Mountain Brewery V-bottomed 29’ Outerlimits powered by a race-legal 525 hp Mercury Racing engine with Herring props. The record was set last week on the Pamlico River in Washington, NC, during the Atlantic Coast Powerboat Association’s APBA-sanction Kilo...

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SGRO AND FOREHAND BREAK V-BOTTOM KILO RECORD AT 180.470 MPH!

 SGRO AND FOREHAND BREAK V-BOTTOM KILO RECORD AT 180.470 MPH!

BREAKING NEWS April 29, 2014: After hitting a record-setting speed of 172.876 mph in the V-Bottom Class earlier this week, Brian Forehand and Joe Sgro topped the speed with an astonishing 180.470 mph! The top speed was set during a second day’s attempt at an APBA-sanctioned Kilo event conducted by the Atlantic Coast Powerboat Association.

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OUTERLIMITS 43SV Posts Record 172.876 mph! at Pamlico River

OUTERLIMITS 43SV Posts Record 172.876 mph! at Pamlico River

BREAKING NEWS April 28, 2014: Brian Forehand was on board as the Outerlimits 43SV broke the speed record for V-bottom at 172.876 mph at Pamlico River, Washington, NC. Event co-ordinators and PRA regulars Mark & Nancy Tuck were on site to witness the accomplishment along with Mercury and Outerlimits staff. Congratulations to all from Poker Runs America and Powerboating Canada!  

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ILMOR TAKING CARE OF NEW BUSINESSES

ILMOR TAKING CARE OF NEW BUSINESSES

Following the announcement of Ilmor Engineering Inc. acquiring the assets of Michigan-based Phil Harper Motorsports (PHM) and its sister company Scorpion Racing Engines last month, the company says “its business as usual” and are moving forward with the existing customers in select offshore and car racing arenas. 

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DAVID GRONKE AND BAJA WIN SARASOTA POKER RUN!

Long-time poker runners and performance enthusiasts, David and Carlotta Gronke took the top spot at our Sarasota Season Opener Poker Run over the weekend. Winning with a stylish Baja and Three Jacks, the couple from Des Plaines, IL. took home a series of prizes from the event. In second was Rusty and Kelly Luce winning aboard their 39’ Velocity, while in...

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SARASOTA SIZZLES AT THE PRA SEASON OPENER POKER RUN!

SARASOTA SIZZLES AT THE PRA SEASON OPENER POKER RUN!

Following the Friday night welcome reception on the Hyatt Regency’s poolside patio, poker runners blasted their way through the 140-mile course Saturday, which lead to a series of Gulf Coast hot spots and a handful of cards that will determine poker run supremacy for one lucky player.    

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PRA SARASOTA SEASON OPENER POKER RUN STARTS TODAY!

PRA SARASOTA SEASON OPENER POKER RUN STARTS TODAY!

Performance enthusiasts are already getting set for what will be the kick-off event for the 2014 Poker Runs America tour. Excellent accommodations and all the conveniences a performance boater could want await at the luxurious grounds of the Hyatt Regency Sarasota hotel as the season begins in true Poker Runs America-style!

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BUCK STRACENER HITS 151.5 MPH WITH A 28 NORDIC SS!

BUCK STRACENER HITS 151.5 MPH WITH A 28 NORDIC SS!

With a roller coaster of incredible speeds in the past two years at the LOTO Shoot Out, hitting 148 mph in 2012 and 144 mph at last year’s event (both with Louie Marchese), performance enthusiast Buck Stracener is now at the top of his game after he ran 151.5 mph in his 28 Nordic SS last month.

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MIAMI MARINE STADIUM FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!

In 1963, when budding architect Hilario Candela brought the Miami Marine Stadium to life, it was with one goal in mind – to watch speedboat racing – including World Powerboat Championships such as Unlimited Hydroplane, Stock, Inboard, Outboard and Modified classes.   Story by Dina Paolella  

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Cobalt (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Cobalt (Video)

(Video) Poker Runs America meets with Cobalt Boat’s Gavin Hunt as he takes us through the company’s latest launch, the R7 Bowrider.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Scarab (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Scarab (Video)

(Video) Packed with the power and performance that the long-standing company is known for, Scarab has been reborn with even more comfort and amenities.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Striper (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Striper (Video)

(Video) Striper Boats has long been established as a reputable center console manufacturer and the company’s new 20’ CC delivers on that reputation.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Mercury (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Mercury (Video)

(Video) We take you through some of Mercury’s latest launches including the company’s new 540 Sterndrive and several of its current new projects.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Hustler (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Hustler (Video)

(Video) Joe LoGiudice of Hustler Powerboats speaks with Poker Runs America about its latest models from Checkmate and Hustler.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - MTI (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - MTI (Video)

(Video) Named Boat of the Year by Poker Runs America for 2014, MTI’s V-42 Center Console is a slick, stylish entry in the popular center console SUV segment.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Monterey (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Monterey (Video)

(Video) Be sure to check out Monterey Boats, one of the premiere manufacturers of family bowriders and sport cruisers.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Pursuit (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Pursuit (Video)

(Video) Pursuit Boats, the builder of a series of models ranging from 23-38 feet, showcases its SC 365i, which is designed with an integrated outboard configuration.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Outerlimits(Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Outerlimits(Video)

(Video) Paul Fiore of Outerlimits Powerboats speaks with Poker Runs America about its latest designs and performance-driven models.

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2014 Miami International Boat Show - Sunsation (Video)

2014 Miami International Boat Show - Sunsation (Video)

(Video) Joe and Wayne Schaldenbrand of Sunsation Powerboats – as well as Mindi Doller of Doller Offshore Marine - discuss the performance, comfort and style of Sunsation’s new 29CCX.

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MIAMI BOAT SHOW KICKS-OFF TODAY – MERCURY LAUNCHES A SERIES OF NEW PRODUCTS

MIAMI BOAT SHOW KICKS-OFF TODAY –  MERCURY LAUNCHES A SERIES OF NEW PRODUCTS

With the Progressive Miami International Boat Show underway in South Beach, FL., Mercury Marine, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, hit the ground running announcing a new 200 Pro FourStroke, 540 Sterndrive, an enhanced M8R drive, Zero Effort Digital controls, and the Joystick Pilot system rigged to Mercury Racing’s 520 Sterndrive.

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RUN WITH THE BEST AT THE PRA SARASOTA SEASON OPENER POKER RUN MARCH 21-22

The biggest, baddest and the most powerful offshore contenders will be running the mighty waters of the scenic Gulf Coast this March for the long-awaited Poker Runs America Season Opener Poker Run. Join us for two hot days at one of the nation's most popular boating destinations to enjoy an excellent poker run course, the chance to play against lady...

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NEW DIGITAL EDITION OF POKER RUNS AMERICA NOW ONLINE!

Following our announcement of the latest issue of Poker Runs America magazine last week, performance boating enthusiasts can access the digital issue by CLICKING HERE For additional information on the latest news, poker run event announcements, and the latest happenings in the performance boating industry visit us at: www.pokerrunsamerica.com Seen here is just one of the exicting stories. The issue...

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NEW EDITION OF PRA HOT OFF THE PRESS!

Be sure to check out the latest issue of Poker Runs America magazine, the number one choice by performance boating enthusiasts across the nation. In this issue, we profile Bob Teague and his passion for performance, the boating industry and his custom-engine business, Teague Custom Marine. Additionally, we recently travelled to Calverton, NY to test Hustler Powerboats’ latest effort, the...

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POWER BOATERS UNITE TO REMEMBER JOEY GRATTON

Kudos to Super Stock racer and proud new dad Ryan Beckley for making his traditional Sarasota New Year’s Day fun-run a memorable one. Beckley and company were once again successful in bringing together more than 60 boatloads of power boating friends and professional racing companions of beloved, fallen offshore champion, Joey Gratton.

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UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship

UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship

A busted prop, a sixth place finish and even a drop in points-standings didn’t prevent Arif Saif Al Zafeen and Mohammed Al-Marri from achieving a checkered flag win after the Team Victory 3 duo won the 2013 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship December 5 – 6. Story by Dina Paolella Photography courtesy of Class 1  

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BOB RUSSELL AND JOHN ROGERS ATTEMPT ENDURANCE RECORD

BOB RUSSELL AND JOHN ROGERS ATTEMPT ENDURANCE RECORD

After a very encouraging start on the morning of December 11, the attempt to set a new gas-powered record for the San Francisco to Long Beach offshore endurance run (non-stop) by Bob Russell and John Rogers has fallen short. Russell and Rogers passed under the Golden Gate Bridge about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday morning in their 51-foot Outerlimits cat powered by...

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MTI GOING STRONG INTO 2014

MTI GOING STRONG INTO 2014

After attending the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) and having a strong presence at the Annual SBI World Championship Races in Key West, Marine Technology Inc. (MTI) is expecting a busy 2014. This news comes following a busier-than-expected Spring andSummer, according to Tim Gallagher, Sales and Marketing Manager for MTI.

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MISS GEICO CROWNED KEY WEST CHAMP….“WE HAVE THE BEST BOAT ON THE PLANET…”

MISS GEICO CROWNED KEY WEST CHAMP….“WE HAVE THE BEST BOAT ON THE PLANET…”

Throttleman Scott Begovich and driver Marc Granet of the Miss Geico team were all smiles Sunday afternoon and for good reason. The performance duo claimed World Champion status at the SBI 2013 Key West World Championships, following a tooth-and-nail fight against relentless competition in the Superboat Unlimited class.

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A QUICK PEAK OF THE 2013 KEY WEST WORLDS “SUPER TALENT”

Following the first series of races yesterday (Wednesday) at the World Championships in Key West, excitement is at an all-time high at the ocean-side community. In efforts to stay abreast of all the changes to teams, sponsorships, and offshore arsenal this year, PRA’s Dina Paolella provides a quick recap of who’s who in Key West.

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