In case you missed it, yesterday we kicked off the first installment of this two-part series on what to see from the go-fast world at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show. But the coverage of new output from Formula, Cigarette, Mercury Racing, Outerlimits, Statement, Sunsation, and Baja are not the whole story, not by a long shot. As I wrote yesterday, this year’s show will feature some of the coolest and most-anticipated high-performance powerboat hardware in the history of the event. So with no further ado, let’s get right back to it.
1. Skater Going Big and Small. Just outside the convention center—usually in the first row—the Douglas Marine/Skater display always presents a seriously wicked array of exotic go-fast catamarans. This year, the Douglas, Mich., builder is showcasing big and small models that include a “Fat Boy” 30-footer with twin 1,000-plus-hp supercharged engines and Arneson ASD-7 drives , an open-cockpit 38-footer, a hardtop 38-footer, and a 50-footer. All three of the larger boats will have twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines under their hatches. On hand to greet the Skater faithful will be Peter Hledin, founder of the company and the designer of all Skater cats, and Tommy Hofstetter of South Florida Skater dealer skaternation.