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New SOTW Digital Magazine: Reggie Fountain’s Industry Impact, Offshore Racing Preview, Sunsation’s Milestone And More

It’s a good week for fans of Speed On The Water content beyond the daily high-performance boating news on speedonthewater.com. Yesterday, “In The Lead With Johnny Tomlinson of TNT Custom Marine”—the second episode of our second-year documentary-style video series, went live.

Today, as in right now, you can download the new issue of our quarterly Speed On The Water digital magazine.

The first issue of 2022, this 88-page beauty is packed with exceptional content, starting with a cool feature on Reggie Fountain, Jr., authored by contributing editor Eric Colby. For a fresh look at Fountain’s accomplishments, Colby turned to notable members of the marine industry from Peter Hledin of Skater Powerboats to former Mercury Racing president Fred Kiekhaefer. It’s a fun read.


Colby also authored “Sun-Stoppable,” a compelling piece detailing the evolution of Sunsation Powerboats. The Michigan-based performance center console builder is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Sunsation story is one of tenacity, evolution and reinvention.

In our “Make Or Break—Offshore Racing 2022” feature, we take a look at the current state of the sport and the coming season. It’s shaping up to be a great year on multiple fronts, but more progress is crucial for sustained growth.

As featured in Powerboat magazine circa 2004, a couple of legends—Reggie Fountain (driving) and Fabio Buzzi—ran a Fountain Powerboats V-bottom on the Pamlico River in North Carolina. Read more about Fountain in the latest digital magazine.

With all of the outboard engine-powered catamarans creating most of the buzz these days—don’t get us wrong, we love them—we’re delighted to include profiles of two big sterndrive-powered cats in this issue. Kong, a Skater Powerboats 50-footer owned by Florida’s Yves Belanger, will knock you out, as will the mind-blowing DCB Performance Boats M44 Widebody owned by Californian Mauricio Vivanco and dubbed DLA-M44.

As usual you’ll find all the departments you’ve come to enjoy from On Scene and Tomlinson’s Take to Hot Sheet and Gear.

Between this digital magazine and our “In The Lead” video, you should have enough content to get you through the weekend. But if not, you can always turn to speedonthewater.com, where’s there’s something new every day of the week.

Go ahead—download the new magazine here or sign up for an annual subscription, which provides access to the previous 50 issues, for an annual rate of $18. If you already have a subscription, visit the Magazine Archive page and sign in. If you don’t have a subscription, you can download this issue and past issues here for $6 each.

Please let us know if you have any questions or problems with the subscription service—we very much welcome feedback via email or on social media.

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