No Late Night Jokes Here, Just All-American...

James Kimmel, the original Jimmy Kimmel as he says, is proud of his new 30’ Skater SS and has every right to be. The color scheme, right down to the specially wrapped steering wheel, gauges, gauge bezels, and interior stitching set this beauty off as a performance boat with all of the looks, performance, and custom tweaks that have given Skater their...

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Offshore Legends Series: Charlie McCarthy,...

Charlie McCarthy, both an Icon and Founder here on Serious, was one of the group of adrenaline junkies who decided that offshore racing would be the focus of a desire for speed as a first choice. It was not the only choice, as he has raced automobiles on tracks and across the country. Including in the Cannonball Run made so famous by Burt Reynolds and Farrah...

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Simmons Marine, One Heck of a Season!!

The Simmons Marine team, consisting of Jim Simmons and Bob Mazikowski, had an outstanding season in 2014. They won the APBA High Points Championship in SVL, the OPA National Championship in Class 4, and they were named 2014 inductees into the APBA Hall of Champions. Jim also went on to win the Biggest, the Baddest and the Heaviest Trophy in all of Offshore Racing, "The Godfather...

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Offshore Legends Series: Charlie McCarthy, Part...

Luck of the Irish on St. Patricks Day? SOS: It was 1979 I believe when you burst on the scene in the Open Class and shocked the offshore world with a win out of no-where. Everyone was waiting for the showdown between Betty Cook in Kaama and Joey Ippolito in Michelob Light, just like the previous year's season long battle. But a first time open class racer from the...

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Competitive, Even in the Shop!!!

Still a contest to see who's in front!!

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2015 Orange Cup Regatta

The 2015 Orange Cup Regatta has gotten underway. Some pics from testing today to start, more from the races to follow. Stay tuned for...

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2015 FPC St Pete, FMO Sarasota run

Busy weekend for me follow along

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Key West 2014, Stock Outboard's Present and...

Courtesy Shoot 2 Thrill Pete Stock Outboard, the only class where the world's rules match the US rules, also appears to be strong this year. There are a few boats who will have the role of favorites, the wider Doug Wrights being the boats with the advantage over the narrower tunneled competition. But, there is one boat that we will be keeping our eyes on...

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Key West 2014, Superboat Unlimited Hosts a Record...

Wow, all reports from Key West are saying the fleet for the Superboat Unlimited class will be the largest ever assembled, nine competitors. We will update this story as it progresses, but we wanted to make sure you were prepared for the 1:30 PM start today. We figured a short blip is better than no blip, sorry. The races will be carried on Livestream starting at 9:30, so if you're not in Key...

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Fifty Shades of Grey, Skater Style

Is this fifty shades of grey, it very well may be and we will double check with the paint designers. But Skater is, with this 50 feet of fulfillment (as Christian Grey says in Fifty Shades of Grey), “Raising the ordinary to extraordinary”. And extraordinary is the perfect word to describe this Skater beauty. We are kind of hoping they name it “Fifty Shades of Grey”. Seems perfect for...

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2015 Spring Thunder

Some pics from this past weekend at the 2015 Spring Thunder in Tavares, Florida. Many of the vintage race hulls made appearances along with the racing events....

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New 34' Saber to debut at the Miami Boat Show

Saber Marine has taken their new 34 off to the 2015 Miami Boat Show. As we have been watching the build, it has definitely shown itself to be a best-of-the-best offering. Coming home from paint. From the Balsa cored hull, To the Balsa...

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