Because of its location smack dab in the middle of Missouri on Lake of the Ozarks, one might think there would be some downtime over the next few months at the Performance Boat Center facility and the surrounding Redhead Yacht Club property. The drastic weather-induced drop in boating activity this time of year withstanding, members of the company went straight from several days of splitting time between the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Cigarette Racing Team Open House to Key West, Fla., where the team raced in the Super Boat International Offshore World Championships and displayed boats in the Florida Powerboat Club’s poker run village.
After its first full season in the Superboat class, the Performance Boat Center/Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Skater won the SBI national and world championships with Myrick Coil at the wheel and John Tomlinson on the throttles. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix
With the euphoria still lingering after earning the Superboat-class world championship following three days of competition in the Performance Boat Center/Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 38-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran, the downtime was as short-lived as it gets. Just ask Brett Manire, one of the owners of Performance Boat Center, who is once again enjoying the Florida sunshine from the docks of another boat show, the 39th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, which runs from today (Dec. 1) through Sunday (Dec. 4) at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park.