When the opportunity arose to sell the Mercury Racing 1075SCi engines from their Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats SV 43 named Kahuna, John and Julie Tokar of Michigan didn’t hesitate. John Tokar, a diehard performance boater, had been kicking around the idea of upgrading the power in his 43-foot canopied V-bottom for some time, so selling the boat’s original power plants was a step in the right direction.
The only problem was he had to forego a season of using his beloved boat, which, after being reunited with the 43-footer and its new turbocharged dual-calibration Mercury Racing 1350/1100 engines earlier this summer, didn’t end up being that big of an issue.
“It was so worth the wait,” Tokar said. “The engines are amazing and the boat’s acceleration is insane now. We had Kahuna up at the Boyne Thunder Poker Run, and it performed incredibly well. So many people were excited to see the boat, too, which was cool.
“Working with Performance Boat Center was such a smooth process—I’d highly recommend those guys,” he added. “They stuck to their numbers and they did a really good job with everything we wanted them to do.”