DCB M35 Flips at Desert Storm Poker Run, Crew OK

Shown here during a Powerboat magazine photo shoot, this M35 Widebody from Dave's Custom Boats blew over during the 2013 Desert Storm Poker Run. Photo by Robert Brown

According to the organizers of the Desert Storm Poker Run and the crew at Dave's Custom Boats (DCB), one of the participating poker run boats—a silver M35 Widebody catamaran—flipped during the first leg of the poker run on Arizona's Lake Havasu.

The two participants escaped the accident with minimal injuries after the boat, which is powered by Teague Custom Marine 1365/1500 engines, cut across a couple of boat wakes, got out of shape and blew over.

Tim McDonald of Oregon Custom Marine of Lake Havasu, said he and Mike DeFrees saw it all happen as they were running down the course in the Team CRC catamaran from Marine Technology Inc. (MTI).

"The boat launched up and kind of went up on it side," McDonald said. "We were running right next to them. Right when I started to tell Mike to pull back, all of the sudden the boat caught some air and blew straight over."