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Boyne Thunder Poker Run 2023—By The Numbers

With today’s lunch run to Bay Harbor in the books, the welcome party for the 20th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run is in full swing at Boyne Mountain Resort. Both the lunch trek and opening bash began organically as diversions before the main event in Northern Michigan.

Now, they are integral to the Boyne Thunder experience. The event wouldn’t be the same without them.

Speedonthewater.com advertising and marketing manager Shelby Mattingly and her husband, Chris, are running their attention-grabbing Midnight Express center console in this weekend’s event. Photo from the 2022 Boyne Thunder Poker Run by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

But you can read about those happenings tomorrow as speedonthewater.com co-publisher Jason Johnson is on scene covering this year’s event. In the meantime, I decided to take a look at the Boyne Thunder registration sheet and grab a few numbers.

And though, as always, the numbers don’t even come close to telling the story, they’re pretty darn impressive.

Here’s a quick look:

Boats registered: 120
V-bottoms (including center consoles): 91
Catamarans: 29
Total linear feet of fleet: 4,263
Total horsepower of fleet: 153,335
Average boat length: 35.5 feet
Average horsepower per boat: 1,280
Smallest boat: 24-foot Sunsation V-bottom
Largest boats: 52-foot MTI catamaran and 52-foot Outerlimits V-bottom.

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