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  1. Medley of Miami Boat Show "Bests"

    Reluctantly prying myself off the high-performance docks of the 2019 Miami International Boat Show for the RDP feature profile on the powerboat game changers, it’s time to take a peek back at a medley of eight of Miami's "best-of” booths and discoveries from my random roaming along the nine piers and through the indoor pavilion halls.

    It’s just over a week since the undisputed MacDaddy of...
  2. Eliminator Delivers a "Stand Out" 28 Speedster

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    We live in a unique time for the performance boating industry. After the recession a lot of the manufacturers have settled into common "themes" when it comes to the styling of their boats, and in many cases are reluctant to stray from their comfort zones.

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    What I mean to say bluntly is in a lot of cases in modern times they are just...
  3. Miami International Boat Show - A Go Fasters Ultimate Playgrond

    The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show returned to its new home at the Miami Marine Stadium on Key Biscayne from February 14th through 18th. Since relocating from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Virginia Key a few years prior, just getting to the show is half the fun... and I mean that in the most sarcastic of ways. Atrocious traffic is worse than that Sunday afternoon...
  4. Mercury Marine Celebrates 80 Years in Business!

    Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems. The Wisconsin enterprise’s revolutionary, game-changing engine launches and the Miami International Boat Show go together just like Harley Davidson debuts and the annual August Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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    However, last month in early January, the company issued a press release in...
  5. Cigarette Racing Hits the big 50!

    Cigarette Racing Team raised the bar like never before. After pulling the covers back little by little, gradually divulging weekly visual revelations such as the -- Why 6? Because 7 wouldn't fit teaser photo op -- about its Miami International Boat Show 50th Anniversary debuts and causing a commotion of on-line commentary and speculation among the "know-it-allers" and the...
  6. Cobra 280 Python at the Los Angeles Boat Show!

    The Red 280 Venom from Cobra Boats is one of the sexiest boats I have ever seen. In a world of cats where at a distance it can sometimes be hard to tell what brand of boat it is, the Cobra stands out on its own.

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    The front details between the sponsons are not only unique but extremely pleasing to the eye. The detail in the hood mimicking oversized louvres fits...
  7. Advantage 29 X Flight at the Los Angeles Boat show!

    Advantage came back to the LA Boat show for the first time in 5 years! For some reason to me it seems like it's been longer than that but I'd take Bob's word for it. They brought this lime green 29 X Flight as a single boat display and it definitely got a lot of attention from Family buyers.

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    The one thing about the X Flight is it's considerably "deeper" than...
  8. Eliminator 50th Anniversary Party

    Eliminator Boats had their 50th Anniversary party last weekend and it was one for the books! With over 200 people RSVP'ing to the event we made the decision that the juice was worth the squeeze.

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    Myself and Brad Stern (Stern Insurance) added it up and it was going to be Eight hours of driving for four or five hours at Eliminator. Brad being an Eliminator owner...
  9. Eliminator 28 Speedster at the Los Angeles Boat Show!

    The Silver "Muscle Car" inspired 28 Speedster. This boat had a definite "Muscle Car" / Old Nascar theme going on with the gel. Everything from the two stripes on the deck that said "Speedster" on it to the single rear stripe in the rear. Eliminator is very familiar with doing "Nascar" and race themed boats..

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    We all remember the Nascar series they did back in the...