For the past four years, Dr. Michael “Doc” Janssen has recruited his boating friends to join him for a little fun on the water—frozen water that is—during the International Snowmobile Rally hosted by Saratoga Hot Springs Resort in Saratoga, Wyo., at the end of January. And for the first time this year, Janssen, who owns an Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats SV 53 and a 29-foot canopied Outerlimits raceboat amongst his many other “toys,” convinced his friends at speedonthewater.com to join many of his fellow performance boaters from all areas of the country as well as a bunch, as in the Team Gotta Go/Minions bunch who won the event’s costume contest, from Canada.
Several performance boat owners swapped their boats for snowmobiles to tacke Wyoming’s Snowy Range. Photo by David Collins
Not sure what to expect, the five-person speedonthewater.com crew from California—fairly novice snowmobile riders as one might expect—had a fantastic time exploring the trails in and around Medicine Bow National Forest, soaking in the mineral hot springs at the charming resort and catching up with familiar faces from Florida, Michigan and Virginia while meeting some amazing people from Denver, New York, Toronto and elsewhere.
Along with the crew of Outerlimits owners, including Team Gotta Go’s Dave and Dawn Scotto, Burton and Yvette Kirsten, John and Julie Tokar, Mark and Nancy Tuck, and Rich Sezsnat, other performance boaters who own Cigarettes, Fountains, Nor-Techs and more joined the fun. As did several company representatives such as Tony Canale of Canale Marine and Sonic Boats, Dan Kleitz of Outerlimits, Randy Sweers of FB Marine Group and Rusty Williams of Performance Boat Center.