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    by Published on 04-16-2014 05:44 PM

    PowerBoatNation and Xtreme Powerboats of Miami worked behind the scenes today with a crew from CNBC's show "Secret Lives of the Super Rich"

    It's an exclusive world filled with enormous fortunes, unimaginable extravagance and a cast of super rich characters with one thing in common -- a voracious appetite for success, status, and the best of the best. CNBC unlocks the mansion gates and scores you the ultimate VIP access to a world inhabited by the wealthiest people on the planet. "Secret Lives of the Super
    by Published on 04-15-2014 01:59 PM

    Spring has sprung, following a long, hard Winter for most of us, and while winter still clings in some parts, it's grip is loosening. Time to start thinking about getting the boat in the water, or, if you’ve done your shakedown cruise, to get after those nagging little things that will grow bigger if left unattended.

    Now is the right time for a little Spring cleaning to squeeze more performance out of your vessel before the season begins in earnest.

    BBLADES has programs in place that let you test and tweak your boats performance affordably. The right props and boat set-up can save you money in fuel, not to mention the embarrassment of being at the back of the pack. Keep reading here or visit the BBLADES website to learn more about our Test Programs. And, don’t forget to join us at the BBLADES Facebook Page for useful information about a better day on the water, and some fun, funny and informative useless information ...
    by Published on 04-14-2014 10:35 AM

    The west coast of Florida was packed full of power boating this last weekend and so right after leaving the Florida Powerboat Poker Run, Powerboat Nation made its way to Englewod Florida for the Port Charlotte Gran Prix to check in on the race action. We missed the first race but arrived just in time for the day's final with the SuperBoats.

    With over 30 boats the race pits were full and the beaches were lined with spectators. The raining weather held off throughout the day and conditions were
    by Published on 04-14-2014 10:31 AM

    This past weekend Powerboat Nation with the support of Brand X High Performance Marine participated in the Florida Powerboat Club's Tampa Bay Poker Run. Returning to downtown St Petersburg, the event was headquartered at the beautiful Vinoy Resort. This venue is fantastic with its old Florida charm, situated across from its own marina providing Poker Run Participants convenient and secure docking and amenities. The club also set up secure ...
    by Published on 04-10-2014 12:29 PM

    Last November Powerboat Nation broke the news about the Platinum Edition 388 Skaters coming and this weekend at the Florida Powerboat Clubs Tampa Bay Poker Run the first boat of the three hit the water!

    The Platinum series of Skater Power boats was a culmination that came to life just prior to the 2013 Key West poker run. These boats feature some subtle styling ques for both appearance and added performance benefits. The boats have more aerodynamic decks as well as reduced overall heights. All of the
    by Published on 04-08-2014 02:29 PM

    Well Desert Storm that is. Back in early 2013 we got a sneak peak from Tom Orseno at possibly one of the nicest privately (Not built by the manufacturer) rigged Nordic boats we've ever seen. Tom's Company, Pro Marine located in Lake Havasu Arizona had set out on a mission to showcase what the real difference was or is in professional rigging. Armed with years of experience and a shelf full of nothing but the very best components this ...
    by Published on 04-08-2014 01:49 PM

    It is no doubt that as high performance boaters here at Powerboat Nation we have our ear to just above the waterline. So when we hear ripples about new engine development we're always excited. If you are a forum member then you may have heard about the development happening at Retter Engine Development. Retter is developing a turbo based marine engine offering based on the insanely popular LS based engine family.

    by Published on 04-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Back last year we covered the long daunting process that Rick Bowling had endured in the restoration of the famous "Gone Again" 37 Talon. We're happy to announce that the boats has reached completion and he's working through some of the shake down testing getting the boat ready for the upcoming poker run season.

    The addition of the Mercury Racing 1350 power has left to some minor tuning of the water pressure system due to the boats increased ...
    by Published on 04-04-2014 01:18 PM

    Desert Storm is thundering down upon us as we are down to counting days to head out for the West Coast's premier event. The Desert Storm Poker Run has developed somewhat of a cult following as it draws nearly every aspect of the high performance marine industry in participants, vendors, and spectators to what is one culmination or peak known as the "Street Party".

    Nowhere else in the country do we see roughly a ten block stretch
    by Published on 04-01-2014 02:03 PM

    Florida Powerboat Club is gearing up for an exciting new poker run. In their innovative and First Annual Air, Land and Sea Poker Run participants will depart Miami in their chosen mode of Transport and head for Key West! Don't miss this exciting history-making motorsports event NEVER before staged anywhere on the planet! Participants from all over the United States and beyond will enjoy up to five days of motoring, boating and flying fun in tropical paradise! This entire event will be filmed by a crew of professional videographers from helicopters, truck mounted cameras and drone quad-cams for a feature-length Fox Sports TV Special ...

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