Superboat Buys Kryptonite Molds

Out of production for decades, Kryptonite models made a name for themselves in single-engine offshore V-bottom competition against their equally famous and competitive Superboat V-bottom rivals. With the recent acquisition of the Kryptonite 27- and 29-foot sportboat and center console molds by Superboat, which is based in Lindenhurst, N.Y., the vaunted high-performance V-bottoms will be under one roof.


The 27-foot Kryptonite model is known in offshore racing circles as one of the most competitive single-engine V-bottoms ever built. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image

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Florida Powerboat Club On For Key West Poker Run

Back in Florida after participating in last weekend’s Lake Powell Challenge in Arizona, Florida Powerboat Club president Stu Jones confirmed today that his organization will be ready to handle its annual Key West Poker Run Nov. 8-12. Despite the significant damage caused by Hurricane Irma to the Lower Keys, Jones said the club will be able to accommodate its typical fleet of 160-plus high-performance catamarans, V-bottom sportboats and center consoles.

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With facilities at both ends of the Key West Poker Run reportedly able to accommodate Florida Powerboat Club members, the event will happen as scheduled. Photo courtesy/copyright of the Florida Powerboat Club.

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Nor-Tech Back Online

Though cleanup from Hurricane Irma is far from complete in Fort Myers, Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats, which is based there, will resume normal operating hours today. The company sustained no significant damage from the storm but was closed for much of last week while it assessed the situation at its production facilities.


Despite last week's downtime, business is back to normal for Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats, which specializes in high-performance center consoles.

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Indmar’s Rowe Heading For NMMA Hall Of Fame

Chuck Rowe, the president marine engine company Indmar Marine will be inducted into the National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference known as IBEX at the show’s annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, September 19 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Waterside Marriott Hotel. Tampa, Fla. The news was announced in a press release from the Chicago-based trade group.


Chuck Rowe's career in the marine engine world spans 44 years.

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Performance Boat Center Fun Run On Tap Today

From the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout to Labor Day Weekend to last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run, the crew at Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., has had its hands full for the past few weeks. But that isn’t stopping Brett Manire, Mark Waddington, Myrick coil and the rest of the PBC team from hosting their annual September Fun Run today, starting today at 9:30 a.m. with a light breakfast of coffee, juice and pastries  at the facility. The boats will depart at 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. and gather together in the channel for a group photo—captured by a drone camera—before the run begins.

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Hosted by Performance Boat Center, today's Fun Run today on the Lake of the Ozarks will finish with a college tailgating-style meal.

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Miss GEICO Team Seeking Essential Supplies To Deliver To The Florida Keys

For the next two days, the Miss GEICO offshore racing team will be collecting vital supplies for residents of Florida Keys communities severely damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma last weekend. The Riviera Beach, Fla.-based team will push its 40-foot team trailer into delivery service, and the collection and delivery process will be ongoing.


The Miss GEICO offshore racing team is pressing its tractor/trailer into services as a delivery vehicle filled with good donated to help those in need in the Florida Keys.

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