The owner and founder of Grant’s Signature Racing in Bradenton, Fla., and an accomplished offshore powerboat racer, Grant Bruggemann has taught plenty of private clients how to pilot high-performance catamarans. But his 23-student roster last week in Fond du Lac, Wis., included some big names likely well known to high-performance marine industry fans including Stuart Halley, the general manager of Mercury Racing, Steve Miller, Mercury Racing’s director of sales, marketing and service and Daniel Clarkson, Mercury Marine’s director of product development and engineering, customer care and test facilities.
Last week, Grant Bruggemann (left) taught a lucky group of Mercury Racing and Mercury Marine employees how to a drive an MTI 340X catamaran. Photo courtesy/copyright Kellie Lee-Bruggemann/Grant’s Signature Racing.
As Mercury Marine and Mercury Racing leadership goes, hitters don’t come much heavier.
Incorporating classroom and on-the-water training using an MTI 340X catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines for one-on-one instruction, the Mercury Marine/Mercury Racing group was the largest student body Bruggemann has ever led. Ace setup man Mike Griffiths, a respected product applications manager at Mercury Racing, organized the event.