Desert Storm Poker Run Expanding Power in the Park Festival and More

Thanks to a handful of returning primary sponsors, including Shugrue’s Family of Fine Restaurants, Spectre Powerboats, the Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau, DCB Performance Boats and Teague Custom Marine, the organizers behind the Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., are expecting another amazing year, according to a recent press release.

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This year the Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., is taking place in early May. Photo by Jeff Helmkamp

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Havasu’s Finest Boat Show

When the boat show opens in a little more than two weeks on Friday, April 7, attendees are going to be treated to the largest Lake Havasu Boat Show yet as organizers are expecting 130-plus exhibitors and vendors at Arizona’s Lake Havasu State Park. That’s a positive thing for show goers—for obvious reasons as it’s only $5 for adult admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (kids 6 and under are free)—not to mention the dealers and builders, many of which are based in Lake Havasu City.

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Organizers of the Lake Havasu Boat Show in Arizona are expecting a big turnout in two weeks. Photo courtesy Bob Brown

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Photo Essay: FMO Burnt Store Run From Above

Since retiring a couple of years ago as president of Fort Myers Offshore, a nonprofit college scholarship fundraising organization on Florida’s west coast, Bob Barnhart has found a little more time to pursue a couple of his favorite hobbies—performance boating in stunning destinations and aerial drone photography. And as you can see from his images of the club’s lunch run to Burn Store Marina on Cass Cay yesterday, those activities dovetail beautifully.

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FPC Hits High Note with Marathon Venue for Miami Boat Show Poker Run

The Florida Powerboat Club’s Miami Boat Show Poker Run fleet powered right on past its longtime Post Card Inn/Holiday Isle destination in Islamorada to the Hyatt Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club in Marathon, Fla., for the first time this year. And while the famed Tiki Bar there always will hold a special place, albeit blurry at times, in the memories of longtime participants, the new venue was a big hit.

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The 2017 Florida Powerboat Club Miami Boat Show Poker Run attracted a diverse fleet of catamarans, sportboats and center consoles. Photos courtesy/copyright Florida Powerboat Club

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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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