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Image Of The Week: M-Con’s Ouch

Thanks to a tangle with the 39-foot Pro-Floors Racing NZ-1 team MTI raceboat during last weekend’s Super Boat International National Championships in Clearwater, Fla., the 40-foot M-Con Skater Powerboats catamaran is back at the Skater facility in Douglas, Mich., getting repaired in advance of the upcoming SBI Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla. Always on the spot to capture the shot, speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden grabbed an image of the 40-footer still running shortly after the crash.

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Despite sustaining significant damage in Clearwater, the Superboat-class M-Con Skater raceboat will be ready to go in Key West (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

As nasty as the damage to the starboard hullside looks in the image above, the boat will be ready to go for Key West according Tony Cutsuries, Skater’s national sales manager.

“It’s not that bad—we already have the whole hull-side cut out now,” he said. “It absolutely will be 100-percent ready for Key West.”

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