Image Of The Week: SOTW Year In Review Magazine Goes Huge

At 196 photo-filled pages and weighing a little less than two pounds, our third annual Speed On The Water Year In Review collectible magazine is as big as it’s ever going to get—at least as far as we’re concerned. But apparently, that wasn’t enough for Jeff Johnston, Tony Chiaramonte and the rest of the crew at DCB Performance Boats in El Cajon, Calif. So they created two oversized Year In Review covers—plus a pair of same-sized Speed On The Water digital magazine covers from two recent issues—of their own to display at the shop.

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To decorate their headquarters, the folks at DCB Performance Boats decided they needed to go big with the covers of Speed On The Water’s 2016 and 2017 Year In Review and recent digital magazines.

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Image Of The Week: Miss GEICO Rides Again

Visitors to the New York Boat Show, which closes today, caught something unique during the annual event. In collaboration with the Miss GEICO offshore racing team, Paul Teutel, Sr., of the Discovery Channel “Orange County Choppers” reality television show—and the founder of the same-named shop around which the original series was based—built a Miss GEICO-themed, 300-hp custom motorcycle that complimented the team’s raceboat display at the New York event.

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Almost highway ready, Gary Goodell (right) and Paul “Senior” shared a moment with the custom-built, Miss GEICO themed chopper (click image for full frame).

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Gallery of the Week: Stretching Out a New 39-Foot Blackwater

Built for the serious fisherman who craves a touch of refined comfort and class, the new 39 SF from Blackwater Boats—the sister company of Deep Impact Boats—is one serious angling machine. Not only is it loaded with rod holders, gadgets, storage and other goodies, the twin-step 39-foot center console with an 11-foot, 11-inch beam handles the open ocean like a champion.

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A new Blackwater Boats 39 SF spans the Atlantic Ocean swells with ease. Photos by Greg Gawlikowski/Endless Imagery Photography

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Gallery of the Week: Stephen Miles Design Makes A Deep Impact

Stephen Miles, the talented, hardworking man behind the custom paint outfit that bears his name, always appreciates clients who have an idea of what they want but give him a bit of creative license. That’s exactly what happened with a Deep Impact 399 Sport performance center console paintjob nearing completion at Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky.

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Said Miles, “The paintjob definitely makes the boat look longer”

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Image of the Week: Sweeping Into The New Year

Among the many qualities Pete Boden brings to his role as speedonthewater.com’s chief photographer is that he’s proactive by nature. When weather, nature’s ultimate variable, always plays a role in your work—as it does in powerboat photography—that’s a great quality to have.

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Yesterday’s picture-perfect conditions were not lost on photographer Pete Boden (click image for full frame). Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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