For the talented group behind the two companies that announced they were joining forces a few months back, last weekend’s Boyne Thunder Poker Run in Boyne City, Mich., was one of several performance boat events that Chief Performance and Precision Power Offshore are set attend this year to showcase their recent alliance.
The Chief Performance and Precision Power Offshore crew pose for a photo at the Boyne Thunder Poker Run. Photo by Ryan Johnson
“Boyne Thunder was a successful event for us this year,” said Ben Wiersum, who founded Precision Power Offshore, which is based in Spring Lake, Mich., in 2003. “We had a larger presence than ever before and we met a lot of people with the crew we had on hand. The only poker run I’ve missed is the first one—other than that I’ve been here participating and supporting customers ever since.”
Between John Frohlich’s 47-foot Apache and Ryan Ward’s 43-foot Black Thunder, a variety of boats from the likes of Nor-Tech, Outerlimits, Skaters and more participating in the 13th annual event featured Precision or Chief engines. And several others, including Bill Reiffer’s 43-foot Checkmate, are boats that are maintained by the companies.
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