Have you ever wondered who will lead the high-performance marine industry into the future? We certainly have. That’s why we set out to find 12 of its brightest stars, all less than 40 years old. And you can read about all of them in the expansive “Young Guns: The Under-40 Dozen” feature in the latest issue of Speed On The Water digital magazine, which is live now and can be downloaded for free here.
Among the young shakers and movers you’ll meet in the article—if you haven’t met him already—is DCB Performance Boats president Jeff Johnston. Based in El Cajon, Calif., DCB builds some of the most exquisitely and expertly detailed custom go-fast boats in the world. And you can read about the company’s latest and greatest M44 Widebody catamaran in “On Another Level,” an in-depth story on the new Bananas XL 44-footer owned by Southern Californians Dave and Buffie Megugorac.
From Desert Storm to the Tickfaw 200 and beyond, you’ll also find expansive event coverage in this issue featuring the fine photos of speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden and longtime contributing photographer Jeff Helmkamp. Our event coverage also includes the Florida Powerboat Club’s Tampa Bay and Fort Myers poker runs, plus the final event—a lunch run to Punta Gorda—of the Fort Myers Offshore club season.
Of course, you’ll find all the departments you’ve come to enjoy in the Speed On The Water digital magazine including our Editors column, Hot Sheet news department and Gear section. But we’ve also added a new columnist with a fresh voice to the magazine with “Bruggemann’s Take,” where renowned rigger and offshore racer Grant Bruggemann, who joined speedonthewater.com last year as a test driver, discusses the upcoming offshore racing season on the American Power Boat Association Offshore Championship Series.