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Keeping the Throttle Down

In April, Marine Design Corp. shipped its 100th DriveGuardian, the drive protection component that got the ball rolling for Mike Clesceri and his team. Also in April, Clesceri left his ”day job” to focus all of his efforts on MDC, which features an expanding line of products, including the well-received DriveSync, TrimSync, a Bravo Output Shaft, a Shift Control for SCS Crashboxes, an in-development patented self-regulating water pickup and more.

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Bill and Andrei Allen give a lot of credit to DriveGuardian for keeping them in every race this season. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

Not only has Clesceri sold, advised, helped install and built a reputation for great customer service with his “smart” products like the DriveGuardian, the patented torque-limiting clutch designed to eliminate the torque spikes that occur when a boat hits a wave, catches air and the propellers re-enter the water, he’s also hit the pavement attending events in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, Florida’s Key West and a plethora of offshore racing locations around the country.

Along with churning out product and keeping boaters happier with their on-water experiences, MDC’s 2017 success lies in the tangible results—the racing world championships and the class victories at the popular Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri.

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