Generally speaking, the annual late-August Super Cat Fest in Lake Ozark, Mo., showcases the biggest and baddest custom high-performance catamarans on the planet. Organizer Alvin Heathman has created a sensational happening that consistently attracts the best hardware on the planet from the likes of DCB Performance Boats, Marine Technology, Inc., Mystic Powerboats and Skater Powerboats. The ninth annual event Aug. 23-25 will be no exception.
Coming in August, a round-up of Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engine-powered catamarans will present the perfect counterpoint to the bigger beauties at Super Cat Fest. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
But outboard engine-powered sport catamarans from 28 to 36 feet have been few and far between at Super Cat Fest. That’s no fault of the organizer as the sport cat market only has exploded, thanks in large part to the introduction of the Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard, in the past few years.
That will change this year with inaugural Speedonthewater.com/Mercury Racing Verado 400R Sport Catamaran Roundup based out of the Camden On The Lake Resort in Lake Ozarks, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 23, the day many of the big cats also will begin rolling into town for Super Cat Fest. While the roundup officially is a speedonthewater.com event, at least by proxy it will become an early part of the amazing show Heathman has created.
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