If you know Brett Manire of Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., you know that he can talk fast and with significant enthusiasm. I’ve heard it in various forms over the years from an interview the day the company he co-owns with Mark Waddington broke ground on their new facility to chatting with him minutes after the company’s Skater Powerboats 388 raceboat competed in its first race at the 2014 Super Boat International Key West World Championships.
Skater’s third 318 catamaran to hit the water was rigged at Performance Boat Center, the Missouri dealership that sold the boat.
That same level of excitement was present in Manire’s voice last week when he was telling me about the new Skater Powerboats 318 catamaran Performance Boat Center just delivered to a customer in Key West, Fla. The 31-foot cat, which is powered by twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines, is the third Skater 318 to hit the water.
“We got the bare hull with the windshield and the engines and jack plates from Skater about three weeks ago and our goal was to get it done for the owner to be able to use it during Fantasy Fest,” Manire said. “Andy Sanders rigged the boat in house and installed the JL Audio/Fusion stereo, the custom side panels and the SeaDek flooring. Skater handled the interior, which turned out great, and sent it down for us to install.