Right now, veteran offshore racing throttleman and team owner Steve Miklos is about as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning. That makes sense given that the new 30-foot Sun Print Extreme raceboat he commissioned in March for his ongoing campaign in the Super Boat International Superboat Vee class has been put through its third sea trial and should be ready to go for the upcoming SBI National Championships in Clearwater, Fla.
“We’re going through our normal teething issues with a new boat,” Miklos said, then laughed. “It’s biting us, we’re biting it back. But we’re very happy with it and Mark [Spates, Extreme’s designer and builder] and [we] haven’t killed each other or fought about money, so that’s a good thing.”