Skater 318 With Mercury racing 400 R's, Several...

As we've been following the build of this Skater 318, we are certainly impressed with the thought, build, and the overall impressions this "First" projects. Now that it has the final clear shot in the paint booth, it is time to show you what has been transpiring, and tell a little bit of the why. After the last clear topcoat in the spray booth....

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Skater's All New 478 Raised Deck Vee

As we spend time at Skater watching custom boat after custom boat being built, every once in awhile a completely new design floors us. This has happened recently, as you are aware, with the Pure Platinum 388, the 50' Shades of Grey, and the all new 318 wide-body outboard currently beginning its rigging process. Now, Skater has done it again. The new 478 we have watched for the past 8...

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Skater's All New 478 Raised Deck Vee Part 2

After the boat was finished with all of the base paint prep work, it went into the paint booth for the final application of the paint to make the final design come to life. Take a peek as we have watched this transformation to the current status. What an amazing piece of eye-candy. In the water, this beauty is going to stun!! First View....

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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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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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Bobkat Offshore Racing "STIHL" 2015,...

A couple weeks ago we had the opportunity to chat with Bob "JR" Noble, Mark Kowalski, and Dave Hutchinson while they were visiting Skater to check up on both of their team's boats. It was a slight bit colder up here than in Florida when they left. (Mark just had to drive over from Ohio). The current boat, damaged in Key West as most will remember, was almost ready to take home for final...

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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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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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West Michigan Offshore's Fall Fun Run is Today

Fall Fun Run Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 Time: 11:30am Location: Holland to South Haven WMO members will gather in Lake Macatawa just inside the channel walls for a fun run from Holland to South Haven. This 55-mile trip will begin at 11:30am, when boats will depart the Holland channel for a trip south. Once boats hit the pierheads in South Haven, we'll turn around and...

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Mentor Ohio Sbi Photos By www.123freeze.com or...

Mentor Ohio Sbi Photos By www.123freeze.com or www.freezeframevideo.net

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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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SBI 2016 First Annual Mentor Ohio Grand Prix

The first annual Mentor Ohio Grand Prix had almost perfect weather and water. Beautiful course for viewing and well managed by the organizers!!

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