New catamarans don’t exactly fly out the doors at Skater Powerboats in Douglas, Mich. Between the owners’ visions and the craftsmanship it takes to bring them to life, each build takes time and—depending on the project and how flush the company is with orders (constantly)—that can translate to two or three years.
On a Lake of the Ozarks weekend flush with top-notch high-performance powerboat hardware, Tyler and Lindsey Miller’s new Skater 368 catamaran stood out. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Because Skater has no deck tooling, no two Skaters catamarans are identical. Each is unique. That, plus their extensive performance pedigrees and build quality, makes them worth waiting for.
But when they do emerge from the vaunted builder they’re artwork, plain and simple.
Among the most recent examples is Tyler and Lindsey Miller’s new Skater 368 powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines. Frankly, we’ve been drooling over the 36-footer ever since the Kanas-based couple took delivery of it during the recent seventh annual Cigarette Owners Rendezvous hosted by Performance Boat Center at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri.
Even with all the outrageous hardware in town for the weekend-long event, the Miller’s new 368 stood out. And speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden was there to bring home the first images of it.
Tyler Miller summed up his new ride in one word. “Wow,” he said.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Look for a complete feature on the Miller’s Skater 368 catamaran, as well as their new Cigarette Racing Team 41 Nighthawk center console, in issue No. 3 of Speed On The Water digital magazine.