Waves and Wheels Expands to New On-Water Lake of the Ozarks Location

Roughly six months after Waves and Wheels completed an expansion on its facility in Osage Beach, Mo., owner Justin Wagner closed a deal this week on the company’s new on-water property that is going to be the future home of Waves and Wheels and its sister company, Bluave Marine Audio.

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The Boardwalk at Waves and Wheels, located at mile marker 26 on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks, is currently open for boat storage with more to come in the near future. All photos courtesy Waves and Wheels

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Grant’s Signature Racing and Offshore Outdrives Join Forces

Forming an instant high-performance powerboat rigging and drive service, repair and rebuild powerhouse, Grant’s Signature Racing and Offshore Outdrives have teamed up and are now under one roof at the Grant’s Signature Racing facility in Bradenton, Fla. The move of all Offshore Outdrives equipment and tools from the company’s former home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was completed this week.

The move also means that Grant Bruggemann of the company that bears his name and Brian Jackson of Offshore Outdrives will once again be working side by side.

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Longtime friends and colleagues with complimentary skills, Grant Bruggemann (left) and Brian Jackson are now working under the same roof.

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Shore Dreams For Kids Launches $10,000 Holiday Raffle

As part of its fundraising efforts for its July 14, 2018 event, Shore Dreams For Kids, a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization that provides an annual day of powerboat rides, carnival fun and food for mentally and physically challenged children and adults, is selling tickets for a “Holiday Cheer Super Raffle.” The drawing will be held on the evening of Dec. 9 during a holiday celebration at Chef Mike’s ABG restaurant in South Seaside Park.

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Organizers of the annual Shore Dreams For Kids event in New Jersey are starting fundraising efforts for the 2018 happening early with a holiday raffle in December. Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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West Michigan Offshore Blends Large And Small Events For Successful 2017 Season

Heading into its fourth season in 2018, the West Michigan Offshore powerboat club has doubled its size to the tune of approximately 250 members since its founding. That is, by any measure, exceptional growth. With its four-event 2017 season in the books, WMO president Chris Dekker and the club’s board of directors are taking a well-earned three month break, but that doesn’t mean Dekker and company aren't at least thinking about next year.

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Despite weather issues during three of its four events this summer, West Michigan Offshore had its best season to date. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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New GLOC Shootout Owner Targeting Steady Growth

Having been part of Oklahoma's GLOC Performance Boat Challenge organizing committee since the inception of the aquatic top-speed contest three years ago, Brock Sutherland, who has purchased the physical assets of the event from founders Ken and Linda Little, has plans to build on its success next year and beyond. But his most immediate task is to meet with the Grand River Dam Authority to set dates for the 2018 event. He’s also started the process of restructuring the GLOC Performance Boat Challenge organizing committee.

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Sutherland's first order of business as the new owner of the GLOC Performance Boat Challenge is to get the dates set for the 2018 event. Photo courtesy/copyright Jeff Helmkamp/Helmkamp Photos

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GLOC Performance Boat Challenge Sold

Heading into its fourth year in 2018, the GLOC Performance Boat Challenge in Oklahoma is under new ownership. The news was announced in a press release today from Ken Little, who owned the event with his wife, Linda and sold it to GLOC Performance Boat Challenge executive committee member Brock Sutherland. Details of the transaction were not provided in the release.

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The GLOC Performance Boat Challenge is heading into 2018 with a new owner. Photo courtesy/copyright Clint Schaffnit.

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