If you have a great memory and are into high-performance powerboat propellers, you probably recall that BBLADES Professional Propellers unveiled its own new line of four-blade stainless-steel wheels dubbed the 4-SPEED series earlier this year at the Miami International Boat Show. You even may have been eager to try a set of the 15-1/2-inch diameters props, which are available for Bravo and Bravo-style drives as well as outboard engines in pitches from 24 to 35 inches, on your boat.
But the 4-SPEED propeller unveiling during the Miami Show in February was by design a product release rather than a full-scale rollout. According to Brett Anderson, the founder of the full-service propeller company in Princeton, Wis., that was by design.
“We released them in Miami this year, but did not have the inventory we needed until June,” said Anderson. “So we kind of slow-rolled them out.”