With the spiraling price of gas, many anglers are opting to slow down to save on fuel, rather than speed up. Yet even with pumps pushing the $4 mark at marinas, there's still a demand for go-fast boats from Donzi, Fountain, Marlago, Midnight Express, Scarab and Yellowfin, especially among the tournament set. Is this a matter of time versus money, or do high-performance hulls really run better? Many anglers are convinced that performance trumps penny-pinching, and here's why.
Think about it: NASCAR has led the way in safety and performance developments in that car you drive. In the same way, the high-speed technology of the American Power Boat Association has spilled over into high-stakes fishing tournaments.