Through various online reports and other industry sources, speedonthewater.com has confirmed that owner Larry Guillen and project manager Brad Stewart (the owner of E-Ticket Performance Boats), and one other passenger, were involved in a high-speed accident while running Cállate, a Skater Powerboats 368 catamaran that was covered extensively on speedonthewater.com (see the Project thread), on Lake Havasu, the Colorado River-fed lake that border’s Arizona and California.
Larry Guillen enjoying Cállate, his 36-foot Skater, as he cruises into Pirates Cove Resort last summer. Photo courtesy Ginny Scott
According to Havasu Scanner Feed, local authorities responded to the incident, which reportedly happened when the 36-foot cat turned hard to avoid a personal watercraft near Black Meadow Landing. There is also a news report online at LakeHavasuNews.com.
According to reports all three occupants were wearing lifevests and the boat’s safety cutoff lanyard was in use. Safety teams brought the occupants to Contact Point where Guillen was transferred to Havasu Regional Medical Center. Reports surfaced that Stewart has a broken shoulder and that Guillen suffered a severe head laceration and is in emergency surgery. The third passenger, whose name hasn’t been confirmed, was reportedly OK and declined medical treatment.
Editor’s note: Speedonthewater.com will update this story as reports become available.
Following the Skater 368 Callate Project