7 From the Editors
Managing the moving parts of media
10 Hot Sheet
Latest headlines from the world of go-fast boats
16 Tomlinson’s Take
Being able to adjust as you go is a key to success
21 On Scene
Highlights from four of Florida’s finest events
Spotlighting a few useful boating products
39 Sun-Stoppable: Sunsation Turns 40
Deeply rooted in Michigan, Sunsation Powerboats evolved from 16-foot boats with outboards to sterndrive-powered sportboats to luxury performance center consoles with multiple 400- and 450-hp outboard engines—and it shows no signs of slowing down.
50 Make or Break: Offshore Racing Preview
With plenty to gain—and lose—this season, it’s time for offshore powerboat racing to rise to the occasion.
66 Driving Force
Since 1979, Fountain Powerboats has been among the best-known brands in performance boating because of one person—Reggie Fountain II.
77 New Frontiers: DCB M44 Widebody
One of two DCB creations to take on the Florida Powerboat Club Miami Boat Show Poker Run, Mauricio and Angie Vivanco’s breathtaking open-bow M44 Widebody won’t be the last.
83 King Of The Jungle: Skater Powerboats 50
In his beautiful 50-foot Skater catamaran called KONG, Florida’s Yves Belanger found the ideal wave-taming beast he desired.
On The Cover
Powered by twin Mercury Racing 1550/1350 engines, Mauricio and Angie Vivanco’s one-of-a-kind M44 Widebody catamaran from DCB Performance Boats looked right at home on Arizona’s Lake Havasu. Photo by Tom Leigh/Tommy Gun Images