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When Kansas performance boater Tyler Miller got his first taste of running the offshore catamaran he and his cousin, Brett Miller, purchased—the 40-foot Skater Powerboats cat Recovery—he was hooked. The self-proclaimed “V-bottom guy” said it was over from there.
Then after a few years of keeping a watchful eye on the Lake Race on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks—the lake he and Brett most often frequent in Recovery or Brett’s outboard-powered 28-foot Skater Lil’ Recovery—Tyler thought offshore racing looked fun. One thing led to another and after about a year of looking at various boats, Tyler is the proud new owner of the former WMH Motorsports 40-foot Skater owned by longtime offshore racer Billy Mauff.
Tyler, who was on hand for the boat’s delivery to Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., yesterday, said he’s super excited about the upcoming opportunity to race with his cousin or whoever else ends up joining him in the boat, which is going to be rigged by the talented team at Performance Boat Center.
“We’re hoping to debut the boat, which will be named M•CON after my underground utilities company, M•CON, LLC, at the first race of the 2017 Super Boat International season in Cocoa Beach, Fla.,” said Tyler, a former motocross racer. “Depending on everyone’s schedule, we’re probably going to do three or four SBI races along with the Lake Race. Before that though we’re going to spend some time with the WHM and Performance Boat Center teams at the Key West World Championships in a few weeks to learn as much as we can.”
Tyler said he and Brett are planning to run Recovery from Miami to Key West on Wednesday, the first day of the Florida Powerboat Club’s Key West Poker Run, which also happens to be the first of SBI’s three days of races in Key West.
“The first time Brett and I did Key West with Recovery we went through the race pits on Saturday,” Tyler said. “It was a fun experience but this year will be much different as we’ll be paying a lot more attention to what’s taking place, and we’ll be there for several days.”
According to Tyler, working with Mauff to purchase the boat was a great experience.
“Billy has been a rock star—he’s helped me through the whole process,” Tyler continued. “We’ve talked for many hours on the phone. He told me he’ll help with setup sheets and he offered to let me join his team in the pits in Key West. He wants the competition, and he wants to see his old boat out there.”