July/August 2017 Issue

July/August 2017 • Volume 5 • Issue 25 (click here to download for free)

FEATURES
25th cover 0817sBrand Appeal
Showing pride in your boat is nothing new, but the way of displaying it has grown incredibly thanks to the widespread availability of customized apparel.

Boyne’s Thunderous Applause
For all the right reasons, the summer’s hottest poker run happens in Northern Michigan.

Rollin’ on the River
The inaugural 1000 Islands Charity Poker Run in Clayton, N.Y., helped make many people’s dreams a reality.

Big Cat Delight
There’s no doubt the Discovery Bay, Calif., performance boat community knows how to raise money and throw one heck of a party.

Beyond Compare
The 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout proved once more why it remains the biggest and best event of the boating season.

Purely Habitual
For Chad and Heather Collier of Tennessee, everything about their new Mystic C4400 catamaran proved more than worth the wait.

DEPARTMENTS
From the Editors: The joys of producing a digital product
Hot Sheet: Latest headlines from the world of go-fast boats
Tomlinson’s Take: John Tomlinson discusses hurricane preparation
On Scene: Five red-hot summertime events
Gear: A closer look at the latest and greatest products
Product Spotlight: Fun, fashion and boat bling all in one

On the Cover: Powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1550 engines, Rockette, the all-new Skater Powerboats 438 catamaran, made its debut at the popular Boyne Thunder Poker Run in Boyne City, Mich. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix