There are serious advantages to being part of the Fort Myers Offshore high-performance powerboat club. Here are just a few.
First, it likely means you live at least part time in an area that offers some of the prettiest water and destinations on the west coast of Florida. Second, it means you’re going to be surrounded by fun-loving folks in some super-fine hardware. And third, you have Jay Nichols, who captured this image of club members on their way to the Sarasota Hyatt for the weekend, as your official club photographer.
“This shot is kind of unique,” said Nichols. “These guys are out in front and heading north around Venice Beach, and I am flying south from Sarasota to meet them.”
Now in its seventh season, Fort Myers Offshore has more than 240 members and a variety of go-fast rides. Just in the photo above, you’ll likely be able to pick out boats from Fountain, Donzi, Outerlimits, Motion and Doug Wright drawing clean white lines on a perfect blue canvas.
“It was such a calm day,” said Nichols. “I’ve never captured one like this.”
On that final point, we suspect Nichols might be exaggerating just a bit as the guy loves what he does and approaches it with endless enthusiasm.
Regardless, there are some serious advantages to being part of Fort Myers Offshore. Some very serious advantages.