When it comes to “meeting the wants and exceeding the needs” of its East Coast boating customers – Total Marine is a paramount player in the maritime world. Established five decades ago by John Caruso in 1971, the family owned business runs...
Tucked between the tourist havens of Orlando and Daytona Beach, sits the less-touted town of DeLand – home base of Mystic Powerboats since 2005. Driving up I-95 from Palm Beach to DeLand for my tour with president, founder and fanatical boat designer...
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it," said computer scientist Alan Kay. It would appear Solace Boat's Stephen and Sarah Dougherty and their talented team guided by president Todd Albrecht, took that advice to heart. The fresh face...Continue reading
Thanks to the efforts of its dedicated founder, Daniel Garcia, III, the Instagram group Keys Island Runners (KIR) delivers on the goods – guaranteeing go-fasters a "REAL" goodtime, thanks in part to its social media members being bona fide boaters and not...Continue reading
Good, bad or in-between, the FIRST TIME is always unforgettable, just ask 34-year-old boater Brad Carlson. The Kansas City-native sealed the deal with a trifecta of "boating firsts" for his alpha-male memoir this February at the Miami Boat Show Poker Run, and...Continue reading
Fortunately, Allan "Brownie" Brown hasn't permanently traded in his toolbox for a table in Starbucks to pen the sequel to his grand slam debut hardback -- Tales from Thunderboat Row. And even better, he answered "yes" and required minimal persuading when an...Continue reading
Everyone has a nickname and Allan Brown's is BROWNIE. He is sweet like one too, but more suitable and fitting would be to place the word BUOYANT in front of his alias, and place a snapshot of the nonsubmersible hero alongside the...Continue reading
Meet the Schumacher's -- Michael, Peta, Payton and Ava. The Scottsdale, Arizona, family of four was determined to get an outboard that could be used to enjoy on the countless lakes of their home state. After considering Jaguar, Midnight Express, Statement Marine...Continue reading
"The sound of the loud engines is an adrenaline rush for me and makes my skin tingle. Our Nor-Tech center console is so quiet, sometimes I think we need to record a few minutes of our Fountain's blower motors just to have...Continue reading