Boat, Engine & Product Reviews (24)

(Photo courtesy of Skater Powerboats) After lots of testing this past week as Skater Powerboats teamed up with Mercury Racing to get their new 318 powered by twin 400R’s the crew is proud to announce today that they are now up to 114 Mph after the most recent session testing raising their previous best several Mph from the first runs earlier and bringing them closer to the anticipated 115+ range. This boat is definitely a head turner being the first new skater out the factory to showcase th massive 400R’s which are a perfect fit for this 318 edition which is a brand new model to the Skater line up and their outboard class boats. The teams will be continuing more testing with props and setup before they make this their final numbers so be sure to keep posted for more on this awesome ride. Footage from testing also available on our official Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BoatStars
With over 20 years in the industry the Belgian performance boat builders of Bernico powerboats have made a name for themselves in both the recreational and offshore racing scene overseas. The company has prided it self on innovation and design for years and over the past several years now they have been hard at work behind the scenes on a new concept as they truly decided to push their technology and innovation skills to new levels to produce an even more aggressive and race breed model which resulted in this brand new 43’ Leverage which was unveiled for the first time last month. This boat is set to be one quickest boats to date from the company, as the team at Bernico has gone to some lengths to ensure some major advancements in their molds an hulls. With the technology of our industry continually changing and advancing like crazy over the past decade the Bernico team decided to reach out to some big players in the design fields from their area partnering up with Voxdale (Antwerp), IWT and Bernico’s R&D team to bring a higher standard to their creations which included research in Infusion moulding and composites along with new…
The Miami International boat show is recognized as the worlds largest boat show showcasing everything from new boats and engines to the latest hi tech gadgets on the market and this year was no exception. As most performance boaters know this show draws more manufactures from our side of the industry than any other boat show in North America. It is only here where you will find Cigarette, MTI, Nor-Tech, and Mystic to name a few all on hand unveiling brand new boats and models truly bringing the best of the best from the performance boating world together for one weekend every February. But in traditional fashion one company stood out and created a hype like no other as Mercury Racing seemed to yet again be the talk of the show. As the gates opened for this years shows the Mercury Marine booth was already becoming swarmed as rumores had been circulating on what the team had been working on behind the scenes since last year and we were not disappointed as they dropped the cloth on their brand new Mercury Racing 400R Verado Outboard which be their most powerful outboard to date on the market. Along with the release…
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