Up front, I have to admit I’m totally biased. I think that Cigarette Racing Team, that venerable custom high-performance V-bottom builder in Opa-Locka, Fla., makes fantastic boats. I believe that Skip Braver, the owner of the company, has a strong command of his brand and a vision for it. I am convinced there have been more positive changes and developments under his regime than under than most, if not all (save for company founder Don Aronow), of the previous owners’ regimes.
Still more disclosure: I count the mercurial Braver as a friend.
So there you have it, I’m writing about an event hosted by a friend that celebrates products I adore. I mean, reporting simply doesn’t get any more biased than that.
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