Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year as one of the finest high-performance powerboating events of its kind, the Boyne Thunder Poker Run attracted a sell-out fleet of 120 V-bottom sportboats, catamarans and center consoles. The breathtaking mix of hardware in the Northern Michigan
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These SailGP boats literally fly out of the water and glide on their carbon foils. At speeds over 60mph. Simply amazing! And what an epic challenge this was.. Operating at sea, heavy winds, trying to locate our little dingy after flying a mile out in any direction. And not to mention tens of thousands of dollars in gear flying over the ocean.
This new generation of jet skis can fish, explore, run on electricity and even do wheelies.
After more than three decades, the personal watercraft market has matured with a collection of “luxury-niche” craft. From the original one-size-fits-all the makers are now targeting offshore anglers who troll for trophy fish from a pint-sized battlewagon, or adventure riders who long to way beyond the boundaries of gas and food stops. There are even multiple embracers of electric motors.
Livewells, fishfinders, rear racks, and even windshields have … More