If you don’t like the conditions on Lake Michigan, just wait awhile—because they can always get worse. That’s the prevailing local wisdom surrounding this mercurial body of water, and that’s exactly how it played out Thursday for early arrivals for this weekend’s Boyne Thunder Poker Run in Northern Michigan. One participant said the channel between Round Lake and Lake Michigan “looked like a wave pool.” And beyond the wave pool, like Michigan served up even bigger surf in the form of closely spaced, frothy six- to eight-footers.
All the forces aligned for yesterday’s photo shoot of this stunning 46-foot Skater catamaran on Lake Michigan (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
What a difference 24 hours makes. Thursday’s overcast skies gave way to blue skies on Friday and Lake Michigan laid down a bit, and that gave speedonthewater.com chief photographer the greenlight for a photo shoot of a new Skater Powerboats 46 catamaran.
We don’t—as yet—know a lot about the 46-footer. We do know it is powered by 1,600-hp Sterling Performance engines. We also know, based on the graphics on its transom that the boat is called Team 22 and is based out of Destin, Fla. We know it seats eight. And looking closely at Boden’s images, we know that Sterling Performance principal Mike D’Anniballe was along for the ride during today’s photo shoot.
Check out the slideshow today to enjoy more images of Pete Boden’s exclusive photo shoot.
For now, at least, we have more to show than tell. And given the breathtaking nature of the boat in the images above, that’s a good thing.