Jan/Feb 2016 Issue

cover 0216 72 sJanuary/February 2016 • Volume 4 • Issue 17

FEATURES

Man Of STIHL
Robert “J.R.” Noble wasn’t just a driving force in offshore racing’s Superboat class. He was the tip of the spear for the entire sport.

Sport Cats’ Meow
The most powerful engine in the Verado outboard family, Mercury Racing’s 400R is leading a sport catamaran resurgence.

Show Stopper
For rookies and veterans alike, the Florida Powerboat Club’s Miami Boat Show Poker Run never fails to bring down the house.

Shootouts In Focus
Over-the-top thrills and under-appreciated risk—a closer look at today’s hottest top-speed events.

Adding Power and Reliability
A fairly simple DIY Mercury 575SCi refresh turns into a much larger project on this Southern California boater’s LaveryCraft 29 NuEra.

Century Marks
Make hull No. 100 run 100—how the teams at Nor-Tech and Double R Performance made it happen just in time for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show.

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editors: Marching on is the best way to honor J.R. Noble
Hot Sheet: Latest headlines from the world of go-fast boats
Teague’s Take: Bob Teague answers questions about exhaust
On Scene: Highlights from the Miami Boat Show, MTI Fun Run
Gear: A closer look at the latest and greatest products
Product Spotlight: Livorsi and Garmin team up on trim tab mount

On the Cover: The first performance center console to top 100 mph, Nor-Tech’s 390 Sport CC was part of the Miami Boat Show Poker Run just days after stealing the spotlight at the Miami International Boat Show. Photo courtesy Florida Powerboat Club