Known nationwide as gentlemen-ambassadors for top-speed shootouts, Kenny Mungle and his Gone Again teammate Michael Lee Lockwood expanded their racing resume last year by competing in four offshore races in a Skater Powerboats 388 catamaran, which formerly ran as STIHL. In 2016, the Gone Again Superboat-class team duo piloted the 38-footer powered by twin 750-hp Frank McComas-built Scorpion Enterprises engines in the Super Boat International season-opener in Cocoa Beach, Fla., the Offshore Powerboat Association Lake Race in Central Missouri, the SBI National Championships in Clearwater, Fla., and the Wednesday race of the SBI Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla. (A chronic back injury reportedly sidelined a disappointed Mungle for the Friday and Sunday races.)
Kenny Mungle purchased his Gone Again Skater 388 catamaran from the STIHL team in 2016. Photo courtesy/copyright Jim Winters
With recent new personal commitments taking priority ahead of go-fast competition, Mungle has decided to sell the 38-foot Skater catamaran.
“Life has changed directions for me,” he said. “I have my 13-year-old grandson living with me full time now and I need to devote a lot of time to him, his school work and his baseball playing. I loved the offshore racing, but I just don’t see it in my future time-wise.
“There’s no use letting the boat sit there and go to waste,” he continued. “She’s been a fantastic machine, but I don’t see using her the way she was intended to be used. There are people out there who can get the use of her.”
Mungle said he will include all surplus engines and parts, including racing helmets and one set of propellers, in the sale of the boat and trailer. As for his plans with his 32-foot Gone Again Skater catamaran, which he described as “in pieces right now with the engines out and pretty much gutted,” those, too, are on hold.
“I don’t see much boating in my future for the next year or two,” he said. “My grandson starts high school next year and I’m really looking forward to the next four or five years with him. “Right now, I have absolutely no boating plans. But I’m keeping the 32 Skater. That’s my baby.”
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