Image of the Week: The Pure Beauty of DCB's M44 Widebody

Quite a contrast from the over-the-top Spooled Up II—the other DCB Performance Boats M44 Widebody that was delivered last month to the Hargreaves family in Washington following its extensive paintjob handled by Visual Imagination in Missouri—Mike and Kathie Stevenson’s 44-foot catamaran, the second one out of the mold but the first one delivered, is a work of art in its own right. And speedonthewater.com has the exclusive pictures to prove it.

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DCB's Tony Chiaramonte and Arizona's Mike Stevenson drove Stevenson's beautiful M44 Widebody catamaran on Lake Havasu for a speedonthewater.com photo shoot on Friday morning. Photo copyright Tom Leigh/speedonthewater.com

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Image Flashback: Performance Boat Center In Paradise

Gathering images for upcoming 2017 Super Boat International Key West Offshore World Championships preview stories, we came across this Pete Boden gem of Performance Boat Center/Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast during a practice session before last year’s three-race event. And from the blue of the water to the green of the palm trees, it reminded us why Key West is—and always will be—the most spectacular venue in offshore powerboat racing.

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When it comes to offshore powerboat racing sites, there’s nothing like Key West (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Photo Essay: Oneida Lake Fall Chicken Wing Run

Without question, the Oneida Lake Fall Chicken Wing Run in Central New York has one of the most unusual names of any high-performance boating event in the country. The run takes its odd handle, of course, from the favorite fare at the annual event's lunch stop, where this year an estimated 2,500 wings were inhaled by the owners of 150 go-fast boats and their guests last weekend.

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Organizer Ron Forbus ran his Fountain sportboat in the event. Photos courtesy/copyright Rodney Olson/Full Speed Photography.

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Sequence Of The Week: Knot Guilty’s Hard Left Hook

During last weekend’s Offshore Powerboat Association Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix/National Championships in New Jersey, the Knot Guilty Class 6 team of Ray and Rob Murk found the edge of control—a strayed a bit over it—in a left-hand on the course. Still, they managed to regroup in their 25-foot Warlock V-bottom and continue. They finished third overall in the race behind You Gun Learn and Liquid Addition, as well as in third place for National Championship points.

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A nasty hook wasn't enough to knock Knot Guilty out of the OPA National points chase. Photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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Gallery of the Week: Fall Color at Lake Hopatcong

As reported on speedonthewater.com earlier today, 10 teams from Miss GEICO to Saris Racing Engines claimed Offshore Powerboat Association National Championship titles on Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey yesterday. And veteran high-performance powerboating photographer Tim Sharkey was on hand to chronicle the penultimate event—the organization’s World Championships are still scheduled for Englewood Beach, Fla., in November—of the 2017 OPA season.

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Between the subjects and their background, OPA’s Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix led to some beautiful images from photographer Tim Sharkey. Photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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