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For Performance Boat School founder Tres Martin, class is always in session.

With the Desert Storm Poker Run on the horizon in late April and the 2016 high-performance boating season getting underway, Tres Martin, the founder of the Performance Boat School that bears his name, is about to have a lot on his plate. And that’s just the way he likes it. Martin’s current projects include consulting on the bottom design for Sunsation Boats' next Center Console Xtreme—a 39-footer—model, as well as doing “a little R&D work” on an ill-handling 38-foot V-bottom for a private client.

“I just started doing some preliminary drawings on the 39 for Sunsation,” he said. “It’s going to take some doing. It’s time to clear out my garage and pull out the wood and strings and start laying it out.”

Of course, what’s keeping Martin busiest so far heading into this season is his boat school, which he founded in 2003 and runs with his fellow instructor, Brad Schoenwald. According to Martin, the school’s upcoming courses at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri, Detroit and Canada are full.

Read More: Tres Martin—A Man Safely In Motion

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