Image of the Week: A Labor Day Salute

As the boating season winds down in many areas of the country on this, our nation's 130th Labor Day, it's fitting that this beautifully captured image features a pair of catamarans heading off into the sunset on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks.

A pair of high-performance catamarans from Douglas Marine/Skater Powerboats cruises along Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. Photo by Jay Nichols/Naples Image A pair of high-performance catamarans from Douglas Marine/Skater Powerboats cruises along Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. Photo by Jay Nichols/Naples Image

Taken by Jay Nichols of Naples Image, this image also reminds us of the freedom we have as boaters thanks to our U.S. Military—past and present. So let's take a moment to reflect on the thousands of troops who work every day to keep this glorious country safe and free. There's something about a pair of Skater Powerboats flying across a lake with giant roostertails that screams independence.

Nichols spent nearly a week taking photographs at Lake of the Ozarks thanks to the support of BoatCustoms.com, Chief Performance and Wozencraft Insurance, and he made the most of it. From SuperCat Fest to the top-speed Shootout runs, Nichols documented many colorful performance boats and the sights surrounding them. For a closer look at more of Nichols' images, click here.