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  1. Victory Powerboats West Brings A Fresh Look To West Coast Boating

    Victory Powerboats West Brings A Fresh Look To West Coast Boating

    Words and Photos by Tom Leigh (Tommy Gun Images) In the world of performance boating, new designs often come as an adaptation to and extension of new propulsion technology. The resurgence of outboard engine technology from companies like Mercury Racing and their 400R and now 450R four-stroke...
  2. Keeping The Tradition Alive... 2019 DCB Regatta

    Keeping The Tradition Alive... 2019 DCB Regatta

    Over the years Lake Havasu City has been host to many a manufacturers regatta. From the early days the regatta has been an institution for both owners and fans of the many builders that have come and gone in the west coast boating scene. In their hay day regattas pulled in huge numbers of both...
  3. The Road To Nashville With Mercury Racing

    The Road To Nashville With Mercury Racing

    The performance-boating industry generally consists of companies founded on a distinct passion for going fast on the water. Regardless of the size of the company, nearly all players in todays performance segment can trace their roots back to a simple love for the water and of course, the...
  4. Mercury Racing Unveils New V8 450R!

    Mercury Racing Unveils New V8 450R!

    Four years ago Mercury Racing reinvented the performance outboard market with the release of their six cylinder supercharged 2.6L Verado 400R four stroke outboard engine. The performance outboard market had previously and popularly been utterly dominated by high output, and often high...
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    Official RDP Desert Storm 2019 Recap Video

    Desert Storm 2019 saw great weather, big boats, bigger parties and a chance to hang with all our boating friends after a long winter. Once again RDP had the entire week covered from top to bottom with a huge media team shooting everything as it unfolded. Add to that the biggest street party...
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    RDP Desert Storm Afterparty

    Great times were had at the annual RDP Desert Storm Afterparty!
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    Desert Storm Street Party Brings The Heat!

    This years Desert Storm Street party was another hot one, but we don't just mean the weather! This year saw fans by the thousands and more boats than you could count. RDP was on hand with Boom Bandits once again to lay claim to the best party on the street and the RDP inmates showed up in...
  8. Twister Boats from Finland

    Twister Boats from Finland

    RDP member KAP brought his new Twister to the Desert Storm Street Party complete with fresh Mercury Racing 300R power. A one of one boat this boat should be good for high one teens to 120 mph in this pleasure configuration! Come check it out today!
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    Desert Storm Kicks Off With Party At Horizon Motorsports

    What is shaping up to be an amazing year for Desert Storm kicked off at Horizon Motorsports. Check it out here!
  10. Schiada Regatta... Traditionally Non-Traditional

    Schiada Regatta... Traditionally Non-Traditional

    The annual Schiada Regatta also commonly known as the Notta Regatta is and has always been an event far removed from the regular cookie cutter regatta mold. There is no registration table, or registration party, or registration of any kind for that matter. There also is no host hotel, no poker...
  11. Lake Powell Challenge... A Decade of the Vital Few

    Lake Powell Challenge... A Decade of the Vital Few

    In the boating world ten years is a lot of time. In ten years the industry can rise and fall, manufactures can come and go, friends can be made and lost, and events can be created and fade away. When an event in this industry can celebrate a decade of existence something is being done right...
  12. Taming The Dragon... A Land Lovers Guide To The LOTO Shootout.

    Taming The Dragon... A Land Lovers Guide To The LOTO Shootout.

    The performance boating community is a mixed bag of personalities, boats, and waterways. Each geographical region of boating holds its legends and lore and boaters from each proudly carry their flag high and tout their home water as the best in the country. Those of us on the west coast are...
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    Lake Powell Challenge... Raising Big Money With A View

    2017 marked the 9th running of the annual Lake Powell Challenge through the scenic sand stone canyons of Lake Powell. While the name may imply a competition of some sort, the real challenge of this great event is not to out run your fellow Poker Runners but rather to raise more money for...
  14. Desert Storm 2017 - The Good, The Bad, And The Awesome

    Desert Storm 2017 - The Good, The Bad, And The Awesome

    The 2017 Desert Storm Poker Run brought with it huge crowds, great weather, not so great weather, amazing new boats, some old favorites, a few challenges, and of course parties that will go down in history! From the first lunch run to last call at the after party, this year's Desert Storm...
  15. RDP Delivered The Goods At The Desert Storm Street Party!

    RDP Delivered The Goods At The Desert Storm Street Party!

    The 2017 Desert Storm Street Party opened up today to sweltering temps and eager boating fans and RDP was there to bring swag, a cold beverage or two, and a party that had the whole street captivated till they the powers that be shut it down. In true RDP style the whole street next to Bad Dogs...
  16. Day One Is In The Books For Desert Storm 2017!

    Day One Is In The Books For Desert Storm 2017!

    The Wednesday of Desert Storm is always the low key opening for Desert Storm. Consider it a "soft opening" of sorts. Folks are rolling into town and getting setup, others are enjoying some boating, and promoters, participants and sponsors are gearing up for tomorrow's Street Party. While all...
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    New Video is up from Aerial Peek... DCB M35XL

    https://youtu.be/U7U5E2Z4zOg Check out Aerial Peeks Latest Video of a DCB M35!
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    DCB Brings The Heat With Big Numbers And New Builds For Their Annual Regatta

    Each year there are events on my calendar that are classified as "Must Attend". They are the events that define my year and my business. These include such events as Desert Storm, the Mint 400, and the Parker Enduro among others. One event that has proven worthy of the list is the annual DCB...
  19. Howard Boats Continues Tradition With It's 2016 Regatta

    Howard Boats Continues Tradition With It's 2016 Regatta

    Over the years the boating community has seen many a regatta from many a manufacturer. Some of those regattas have fallen victim to an ever changing market and gone the way of the Dodo while some have stayed the course and become tradition for both the manufacturers and the loyal owners of that...
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