March/April 2015 Issue

12th-cover-0415March/April 2015 • Volume 3 • Issue 12

FEATURES

Desert Storm 2015: Deep Roots and New Growth
Familiar faces—and plenty of new ones—were everywhere during the West’s largest and most spectacular annual go-fast happening.

Outboard Big-Dogs
Looking for an outboard engine in the 350-hp-and-up class? You have five great options.

Best Boat Yet?
For Mark and Eileen Fischer, the couple behind Boats Direct USA and Off Lease Only, their latest V-bottom—the first 527 from Nor-Tech—might be their favorite.

With Open Arms
Don’t let the Canadian contingent fool you—at Fort Myers Offshore and Performance Boat Club of Canada, everyone is welcome.

Need A Lift?
Behind the leadership of two brothers who both own Cigarette sportboats, Poly Lift Boat Lifts at Lake of the Ozarks offers top-notch lifts for boats of all shapes and sizes.

Boat Profile: Quick Silver
One of the new 43’ Open center consoles from Midnight Express makes a powerful impression with quad Seven Marine 557 engines.

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editors: Is a print publication in our future?
Hot Sheet: Latest headlines from the world of go-fast boats
Teague’s Take: Bob Teague encourages boaters to give back
On Scene: Highlights from Tampa Bay and Tickfaw 200 poker runs
Gear: A closer look at the latest and greatest products
Product Spotlight: The latest Hardin fuel/water separator kit

On the Cover: Powered by quad Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines, the new 41’ GTR from Cigarette Racing is one of the reasons why several outboard engine manufacturers keep raising the horsepower bar. Photo courtesy Cigarette Racing