Gallery of the Week: Stephen Miles Design Makes A Deep Impact

Stephen Miles, the talented, hardworking man behind the custom paint outfit that bears his name, always appreciates clients who have an idea of what they want but give him a bit of creative license. That’s exactly what happened with a Deep Impact 399 Sport performance center console paintjob nearing completion at Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky.

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Said Miles, “The paintjob definitely makes the boat look longer”

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Image of the Week: Sweeping Into The New Year

Among the many qualities Pete Boden brings to his role as speedonthewater.com’s chief photographer is that he’s proactive by nature. When weather, nature’s ultimate variable, always plays a role in your work—as it does in powerboat photography—that’s a great quality to have.

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Yesterday’s picture-perfect conditions were not lost on photographer Pete Boden (click image for full frame). Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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The Year's Best Images Coming in the 2017 Year In Review

One of the most fun parts about putting together our annual Speed On The Water Year In Review print magazines is that we get to re-enjoy so many cool images that were taken throughout the year. This image of the LSB/Hurricane of Awesomeness/Rev-X Oil cockpit duo of driver Brit Lilly and throttleman Ron Umlandt, who won the Superboat Vee-class world championship in November, stood out as we were selecting images from the Super Boat International season finale in Key West, Fla., for the 2017 Year In Review we've been hard at work producing.

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Images like this one of the LSB/Hurricane of Awesomeness/Rev-X Oil Superboat Vee-class world champions from Key West, Fla., from Shoot 2 Thrill Pix’s Pete Boden—Speedonthewater.com’s chief photographer—are going to be highlighted in the 2017 Year In Review magazine.

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Gallery Of The Week: Secret Santas On The Water

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” better than people in powerboats wearing Santa gear. That’s our take at least, and while we know we’re more than a little biased we stand by it. And you’ll find no greater concentration of such well-accessorized folks than at the Rus Matos’ annual Toys Tour in early December—typically the last official gasp of the organized performance-boating season—in Palatka, Fla.

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An unidentified Santa delivers the goods for children in need during the Toys Tour in 2015. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Image Of The Week: JT And The Beach Bum

In more ways than one, it’s been a Hollywood kind of year for John Tomlinson of TNT Custom Marine in Miami. In May, he spent an afternoon with John Travolta—and schooled him in the basics of driving an MTI-V 42 performance center console—for the famed actor’s leading role in “Speed Kills,” a feature motion picture about the life and times of performance-boat industry impresario Don Aronow.

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Last week, TNT Custom Marine's John Tomlinson (right) went Hollywood on the water with actor Matthew McConaughey (click image to enlarge).

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