Although filming began more than six months ago in early November when the M CON Racing team announced during the Race World Offshore Key West World Championship that it was entering the Class 1 ranks with a substantial sponsor behind it—Monster Energy—a large portion of the work and documentation of the historic build of the team’s 43-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran came down to the last two months.
Click the image above or the link below to watch the brand new M CON Racing/Monster Energy Class 1 catamaran from Skater Powerboats come to life.
Fortunately for the offshore racing community, Speedonthewater.com audience and fans of M CON, Monster Energy, Performance Boat Center, Skater Powerboats, Mercury Racing and P1 Offshore, the team at Scrapyard Media—led by talented editor, cinematographer and Michigan native Brad DiMaggio—was on hand for a good amount of the important parts of construction, rigging and more of the Skater 438 powered by class-spec Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines.
Now, all of that hard work by the teams at Skater Powerboats and Performance Boat Center—not to mention the dedicated M CON Racing crew led by owners Tyler and Lindsey Miller—has been condensed into a 30-plus-minute documentary from the teams that brought you the “In The Lead” video series, Scrapyard Media and Speedonthewater.com.
And all we can say is “Wow.” Seriously, wow. Never before has the build of a raceboat—or any pleasure boats for that matter—been documented in this way. And none of it would have happened without the support of M CON, Performance Boat Center and P1 Offshore, the race production organization behind the Class 1 World Championship Series.
“This year, Scrapyard Media made a commitment to story—stories of the performance boating industry,” said DiMaggio, who started working closely with the leading performance boating media company more than three years ago. “We’re looking for projects that will help grow the awareness of boat racing and pleasure boating and we’re proud that this video accomplished both.
“I think it’s the best video I’ve been a part of to date—the time and effort were so much more than anything else we’ve tackled,” he added. “And the best part is that it’s a true story.”
A true story indeed; and a very time-sensitive, relevant one being that the M CON/Monster Energy Class 1 team is on hand for the season-opening race in Cocoa Beach, Fla., this weekend.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, fill up your cup of coffee—or refill that Saturday morning Bloody Mary—and sit down for 30-plus minutes of insight, teamwork, frustration, enjoyment and more as the first Class 1 raceboat constructed by Skater Powerboats in Douglas, Mich., in close to 25 years comes to life.
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