Win Farnsworth is no stranger to the Colorado River. In fact, it’s his favorite aquatic playground, and the Denver-based performance boat lover takes to it as often as possible in Silver Lining, which isn’t just a breathtaking M41 catamaran from DCB Performance Boats but was the first 41-footer from the El Cajon, Calif., high-performance catamaran and V-bottom builder. And no matter how many times he runs the twin Mercury Racing 1350 engine-powered cat on the Colorado River-fed Lake Havasu in Arizona, he never seems to tire of it. Desert Storm, DCB Regatta, Monster Bash—if it happens in Havasu, Win Farnsworth and his wife, Melissa, are there.
But that doesn’t mean he isn’t up for a fresh perspective on the river, especially if it fits into a special event—or in the most recent case two special events. And that’s exactly what happened for Win and Melissa Farnsworth and their children, Taylor and Win Jr., in October when the annual Monster Bash Poker Run on Lake Havasu more or less coincided with Win’s 40th birthday.
On the same morning, the Farnsworth family got a birds-eye view of the Colorado River from both above and on the water. The whole caper was the vision of helicopter pilot Fred Young, who flies for Maverick Helicopters, a Las Vegas-based flight service that provides aerials tours of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and more.
(Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image)