Upstate New York generally isn’t considered a hotbed for models from DCB Performance Boats, now DCB Performance Marine with the company’s recent move from Southern California to its new headquarters in Arizona. But as those East-West lines continue to blur thanks in good measure to the company’s full-tunnel M37R Widebody catamaran with outboard power, that’s changing.
The St. Lawrence River is home-water to Ken and Renee Lalonde, who own a DCB M37R Widebody catamaran and a color-matched Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats 390 Sport center console. Photos by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Case in point, this weekend’s sold-out 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run in Clayton, N.Y. Event organizing committee members Ken and Renee Lalonde already have their 37-footer in town. Likewise, local Dave Montroy will have his M37R on the water.
Straight from the 20th annual Boyne Thunder Poker in Northern Michigan, South Florida’s Greg Harris and Yvonne Aleman arrived in Clayton yesterday afternoon with their colorful M37R in tow. Vermont’s Chris Fisher is bringing his recently acquired 37-footer.
And Upstate New York’s Kelly O’Hara and Kiran Pinisetti of Indiana are bringing their new 37-foot DCB creation powered by Mercury Racing 500R outboard engines. O’Hara will run his 36-foot MTI catamaran called Holy Cow!!! and Pinisetti will pilot their new DCB.
“It isn’t just amazing to have five 37s in the 1,000 Islands this weekend, the owners of all five boats are the finest brand ambassadors imaginable,” said Jeff Johnston, the president of DCB, who is heading to Clayton tomorrow. “I’m looking forward to being there to support these incredible members of our DCB family—and I’m really looking forward to seeing these cats running on one of the world’s most beautiful waterways.”
Greg Harris and Yvonne Aleman are looking forward to exploring the 1,000 Islands area this week in their 37-footer.
The Lalonde’s campaigned their then-new DCB in last year’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run. Harris and Aleman tackled the run for the first time in 2018 in their 32-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran called Mad Props, which they eventually sold and replaced a pre-owned MTI 340X before ordering their 37-footer of the same name.
“We had an amazing time in 2018, but we weren’t aware of all the additional things to do and see,” Harris said. “We only had time to do the actual event. This time we are here even earlier so we can take in the sights, and see some of this amazing water, while exploring on our own prior to the run.”
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