Among the best in their separates disciplines, top-speed shootout ace Vern Gilbert and world champion offshore racer Brit Lilly swear by the products of their shared sponsor. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Though they come from entirely different high-performance boating worlds, Brit Lilly and Vern Gilbert have a lot in common. First and foremost, they share a need a need for speed on the water.
For Lilly, who lives in Maryland, that need manifests itself in offshore powerboat racing, where he claimed yet another Super Boat International Superboat-Class World Championship in Key West, Fla., last week. Gilbert, who calls Arizona home, on the other hand, finds the satisfaction he craves in top-speed events such as the Lake of the Ozarks Shoot in Central Missouri, where he ran 182 mph in his open cockpit 40-foot Skater catamaran in August.
And both are sponsored by Rev-X Oil, which started in the automotive diesel power market and began its foray into the high-performance marine lubrication and additive market a couple of years ago.