MTI Owners Turn Up the Fun in the Florida Keys

With more than 20 boats in attendance from the famed catamaran and V-bottom builder in Wentzville, Mo., the Marine Technology Inc. Fun Run from Miami to Marathon, Fla., (and beyond) showcased a little bit of everything that MTI has to offer.

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A variety of MTI catamaran and center consoles participated in the second MTI Owners Fun Run following the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. All photos by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

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Meet the Speedonthewater.com Team at Many 2017 Events

Starting with the Miami International Boat Show where you can catch up with me, Matt Trulio, Pete Boden, Ryan Johnson or our good friend and occasional contributor, tunnel boat racer Shaun Torrente, at the MTI booth from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 (or elsewhere around the show the day before and after), the speedonthewater.com team is planning a fairly full season of travel to various events across this country and beyond.

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The Speedonthewater.com crew is looking forward to attending some great events this year, including the one-of-a-kind Lake Powell Challenge hosted by Antelope Point Marina in Page, Ariz. Photo by Jimmy Biro

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Nordic and More Set to Exhibit at New Los Angeles Boat Show Location

Starting today and running through Sunday (Jan. 19-22), the 61st annual Los Angeles Boat Show is premiering at its new location, the Fairplex in Pomona. After decades of being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the new company behind the show—Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., which publishes Sea Magazine, Boating World and The Log Newspaper, FishRap and Editor & Publisher—opted to move the show to the popular Fairplex, which is about 30 miles east of downtown L.A.

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Nordic Boats latest 26-foot deck boat is going to be on display at the Los Angeles Boat Show throughout the weekend.

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Tickfaw 200 Organizers Expecting Another Big Year

According to the extremely likeable Casey Harrison, one of the primary organizers behind the Tickfaw 200 Poker Run hosted by Blood River Landing in Springfield, La., this year’s 30th anniversary of the two-day, 200-mile poker run (May 4-6) is already shaping up to be a great one.

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Louisiana's Nate Michel is planning to run Remote Access, his Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats 47 GTX, at the 30th annual Tickfaw 200 Poker Run in early May. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

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New Year’s Weekend Events Heat Up Florida Gold Coast

Back-to-back scheduling of two popular New Year’s fun runs just 90 miles from one another on the west coast of Florida did nothing to dampen the spirit of either event last weekend. Moved from Friday to Saturday thanks to an accurately forecasted cold front, the Fort Myers Offshore/Comrie Cancer Foundation New Year's Fun Run from the Sanibel Bridge to Marco Island attracted more than 50 boats.

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Ron Szloack brought his new Mystic Powerboats C4400 catamaran to the Joey Gratton Memorial New Year's Day Fun Run in Sarasota. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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