March/April 2017 Issue

March/April 2017 • Volume 5 • Issue 23 (Click here to download for free.)


23rd cover 0417sSpecial Cocoa Beach Race Supplement
Heading into its eighth year and billed locally as Thunder On Cocoa Beach, the SBI season-opening event that is presented by Kel Tec and Space Coast Office of Tourism has been known to dish out some of the roughest water and highest-flying action of the year.

The Power From Within
Powered by twin 1,100-hp Sterling engines, Mike and Connie D’Anniballe’s Skater 388 catamaran is one spectacular boat. And we’re not kidding.

Keeping The Fun Meter Pegged: Mercury Racing’s Erik Christiansen
Mercury Racing’s soft-spoken leader opens up about engine development and pricing, more powerful Verado outboards and what it’s like to fill some big shoes.

DCB’s A-Team
With a few key employees gaining partial ownership in the custom performance boat company last year, DCB has its A-Team in place for the future.

One and Done
Owned by former offshore racer Matt Rice, a new Skater 368 cat is the first—and most likely the last—pleasure boat to be powered by Mercury Racing Verado ROS outboard engines.

Ultimate Role Player
A current island hopper and future yacht tender, a 38-foot Statement Marine center console is proving to be the perfect choice for its New Jersey-based owners.


From the Editors: Catching up with Mercury, Sterling, DCB and more
Hot Sheet: Latest headlines from the world of go-fast boats
Tomlinson’s Take: John Tomlinson discusses outboard engine trends
On Scene: FPC takes over Tampa, FMO heads to Sarasota
Gear: A closer look at the latest and greatest products
Product Spotlight: Mercury Racing’s Verado ROS race engine

On the Cover: The second straight Skater Powerboats model on the cover, Matt Rice’s stunning 368 cat is likely the first—and last—pleasure boat to be powered by Mercury Racing’s Verado ROS race engines. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix