Gallery of the Week: Rock the Bay Poker Run

With 30-plus high-performance catamarans, V-bottom sportboats and center consoles in the fleet, last weekend’s Rock the Bay Poker Run on Maryland’s famed Chesapeake Bay was far from Poker Runs America’s biggest event of the year. But for New Jersey-based photographer Tim Sharkey of Sharkey Images, it was one of the most enjoyable events he’s shot this season.

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Photographer Tim Sharkey titled this photograph from the 2017 Rock the Bay Poker Run “A Moment Of Silence.” All photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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Image of the Week: Poker Run Hands

When you think of hands in a poker run, you naturally think of cards gathered during or after the event and played at the end of the day. Fair enough. But this image from the Emerald Coast Poker Run two weekends ago in the Destin, Fla., area offers a different take on hands during one of those game-of-chance, good-time events.

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In one place or another, all hands were on deck in this Cigarette V-bottom during the Emerald Coast Poker Run (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright of the Florida Powerboats Club

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Image of the Week: No Sticker Shock

Covering go-fast boating events around the country, we often find ourselves working alongside our Speedboat magazine friends/colleagues. This weekend is no exception, as Speedonthewater.com’s Jason Johnson and Speedboat’s Ray Lee are in Discovery Bay, Calif., to cover the annual Big Cat Poker Run on the Sacramento River Delta. To say we all get along really well is an understatement—we’re even “sharing a photographer,” Erick Bryner of Firedrill Productions, for the weekend.

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As the image above from this weekend’s Discovery Bay Poker Run proves, we’ll let pretty much anyone—even Speedboat magazine’s Ray Lee—put a worthless sticker on the back of our trailer (click image to enlarge).

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Gallery of the Week: Nor-Tech 360 American Flyer No. 5 Hits the Water

Given Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats' unprecedented success in the high-performance center console market, it’s easy to forget that the company still creates breathtaking sportboats. The most recent example of this is the new 360 American Flyer built by the Fort Myers, Fla., company, powered by triple Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines and being delivered on a custom MYCO trailer to Jack and Tracy Spreier of Temecula, Calif.

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The latest 360 American Flyer from Nor-Tech reportedly runs 94 mph.

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Gallery of the Week: Habitual Homecoming at Old Hickory Fun Run

Last weekend’s Old Hickory Fun Run, Raft-Up And Pub Crawl outside Nashville, Tenn., was more than a labor of love for organizer Chad Collier and his ever-supportive wife, Heather. It was the first chance for the Colliers to run their exquisite low-profile Mystic Powerboats C4400 catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1350 engines at a decidedly local happening. And by all accounts, their fellow performance-boat owners and spectators during the event couldn’t get enough of the 44-footer.

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Chad and Heather Collier’s Habitual Mystic C4400 catamaran delighted participants and spectators at last weekend’s Old Hickory Fun Run, Raft-Up And Pub Crawl. Photos courtesy/copyright Devin Williams/Devin Williams Photography

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