Jay Nichols is one of the hottest high-performance powerboat photographers in the world, never mind the Fort Myers, Fla., area he calls home. From offshore races and formal poker runs to casual raft-ups and regattas, you name it and he shoots it.
But Nichols also lives the go-fast boat lifestyle, meaning when he’s not capturing the action from a helicopter he’s on the water every weekend with friends who own some mighty fine—and mighty fast—hardware. So it’s safe to say he has personal and professional investments in the health and growth of that community. That’s why in 2006 he decided to help start a go-fast powerboat club in his area with his friend Bob Barnhart.
(Above photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.)