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Gallery Of The Week: Making A Statement In Tampa

Statement Marine’s location in Clearwater, Fla., pretty much makes nearby Tampa Bay the company’s home-water—by boat or car, you’re looking at about 25 minutes of travel time if the traffic is light. So it was only natural that the high-performance center console, catamaran and V-bottom sportboat company would have strong representation during the Florida Powerboat Club’s 13th annual Tampa Bay Poker Run last weekend.

Located across Tampa Bay in Clearwater, Fla., Statement Marine had a strong showing at the Florida Powerboat Club Tampa Bay Poker Run. Photos by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

The run attracted 62 boats and including an assort of Statement center consoles—as you can see from the slideshow below—though the company did have a few of its popular 36-foot outboard engine-powered catamarans in the mix.

Stu Jones, the head of the Florida Powerboat Club, even set up a Statement-exclusive photo shoot during the run. He tasked speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden, who frequently captures events for the club, to handle it. And though Boden had hoped to nab at least one great group shot that didn’t materialize, he brought home some beauties that would not be out of place in future—hint, hint—Statement Marine marketing material.

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A colorful group of center consoles made a statement in Tampa last weekend.

A morning weather-hold in Clearwater kept his photo helicopter grounded longer than planned. But once he arrived, Boden made the most of the Statement group.

“It was supposed to go down a little differently,” he said. “But due to weather hold we did what we could.”

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