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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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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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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2016 FMO Sarasota

Ft Myers offshore goes to Sarasota for the weekend!

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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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Center Console With The Most Horsepower

This center console had the most horsepower of any at the Miami show. There was a Nor-Tech with 5 400's. And there was a Cigarette center console with twin 1100's. But the 4 627's on this Hydrasports center console was the winner.

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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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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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Pure Platinum, Refined Perfection of An Earth...

Many times we hear about “The 1%” in today’s news stories. When it comes to scarcity however, Platinum is found in only .01 parts per million of the earth’s crust, making it one of the planets most elusive elements. In the 18th Century, platinum’s rarity made King Louis the XV of France declare it “the only metal fit for a king”. So, when Bill Pyburn collaborated with Peter Hledin to produce...

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FPC's Tampa Bay Poker Run, 2016

"The Tampa Bay Poker Run delivers both on and off-water excitement for performance boaters. As far back as the mid-90’s, FPC has been cruising the water of Tampa Bay with it’s allure of downtown St.Petersburg waterfront, vibrant nightlife, great dining, abundant marinas and variety of accommodations. All checkpoints in the Tampa bay. Distance: Approx 100 miles." FPC Here are not only 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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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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2016 Desert Storm

It Begins! Desert Storm 2016 promises to be one of the best yet. As boaters from the West Coast meet up with others from all over North America, Lake Havasu becomes the place to be for all performance boaters. Stay tuned for photos and...

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