For good reasons and bad—exponentially more good than bad—2013 has been one of those years that won’t be hard to recall 10 or 20 years down the road. The performance boat business as a whole appears to be in a bit of a resurgence and there has been a remarkable amount of noteworthy achievements and boundary-pushing performances. Unfortunately, we also lost a handful of our boating friends.
Between this column and tomorrow’s by Matt Trulio, my wordsmith partner in speedonthewater.com, we’ve put together our top 10 stories from 2013. List-type stories like these can be a challenge, especially when you’ve produced a few hundred stories for a daily news website about the subject. On the flipside, because we’ve done our jobs all year, at least we have plenty of stories from which to make our choices.
So, as we present the top 10 stories from 2013, each one debatable no doubt, understand that there are plenty more that didn’t make the cut.
(Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.)