Bob Teague, who races the Team AMSOIL Skater and owns Teague Custom Marine, will be one of 15 individuals participating in speedonthewater.com's 2012 Highs and Lows. Photo by Paul Kemiel

As it happens at the end of every year, journalists take the time to reflect on the year’s biggest stories (that story is coming, trust us). But, to put a different spin on it, we thought we’d ask some of the most-respected individuals in the go-fast boating business what they thought were the highs and lows of this year.

So, over the next three weeks, we’ll be running a new high and low from a different industry insider. First up on Monday—the legendary Fred Kiekhaefer of Mercury Racing.

Other participants include Skip Braver of Cigarette Racing, Dave Hemmingson of Dave’s Custom Boats, Scott Sjogren of Pier 57, Mike Fiore of Outerlimits Powerboats, Bob Teague of Teague Custom Marine and many others. Check back Monday and each day through Jan. 4.