Tyler Miller recently announced that M•CON will be competing in both the Super Cat class and Class 1 in 2023! The Class 1 boat is currently in production with an estimated completion to be finished in March of next year. The experienced and known duo of Tyler Miller and Myrick Coil project to be a fierce competitor among others in Class 1. In an interview with speedonthewater.com, Miller shared his plans and how he came to the decision to add to the fleet. It’ll be a fun new journey for M•CON and we can not wait!
Tyler Miller could be offshore powerboat racing’s most ambitious competitor. Not only is the Kansas-based excavation company principal the owner and throttleman of the M CON team focused on defending the outfit’s 2021 American Power Boat Association Super Cat National Championship with driver Myrick Coil in their Skater Powerboats 388 catamaran, he has a Class 1 Skater 438 raceboat in the works for the 2023 season.
Miller will share the cockpit of a new canopied Skater 438 catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines with BPM drives and rudder steering with Coil in the Class 1 ranks next season. He also plans to continue competing alongside Coil in the Super Cat class.
Before making the decision to join Class 1, Miller and his wife, Lindsey, discussed the notion of fielding teams in two classes for the better part of two years. They even considered the white-hot Super Stock and the up-and-coming 450R Factory Stock classes before deciding to enter Class 1.
“Both those classes were very intriguing, but I’m a big guy and I didn’t think we’d be competitive in those classes, which are so sensitive to weight,” Tyler Miller said. “I always thought Class 1 was where we’d end up. We had several conversations with the people at P1 Offshore during the last year and they laid out their plans with television and sponsorship. Then Lindsey and I had long conversations about what that would look like and what it would cost, not only monetarily but time-wise.
“In the off-season, we had longs talks with Peter Hledin at Skater about it and he was really, really excited to build a Class 1 boat,” he continued. “He has a fire in his belly to build it.”
The new cat is scheduled to be completed in March 2023. It will be hauled from Skater headquarters in Douglas, Mich., to Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., where Coil will oversee its rigging.
“The boat is about ready to come out of the mold and then it will go to Performance Boat Center,” Miller said. “They have helped us take our program to another level. Without them, we would not be who we are.