Game Changers

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Peter Granata was told his pickle-fork design wouldn't work, but years later he saw it implemented in MasterCraft's award-winning X-Star.

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Granata won acclaim for his MasterCraft concept boat, the X-Trek.

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Granata's designs are meant to invoke a certain "something" in boaters.

Game Changers: Peter Granata

Granata's 1991 Cobalt 22 Tradition began the retro look, especially the signature reverse transom, which was picked up by others.

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Trane looks at boats and boating with an eye unhindered by what should be.

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Trane's forward thinking has brought us wide-bodied cats and solar power models, all with an eye on conserving natural resources at cruise speeds.

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Trane also designed the Island Pilot series of trawlers.

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Game Changers: Reuben Trane

Trane's first foray into boatbuilding was an odd collection of slab-sided sailboats.

Game Changers: Michael Peters

Peters started the stepped-hull craze when Intrepid asked him to design something "new".

Game Changers: Michael Peters

Peters made a name for being the go-to guy if you wanted to win races.

Game Changers: Michael Peters

Game Changers: Michael Peters

Before Peters came along with his soft-riding stepped hull, offshore boats with steps were, at best, sketchy to handle at high speeds.

Game Changers: Michael Peters

Peters' design of the Chris-Craft Launch was an instant classic that evoked memories while establishing a future.

Game Changers: Michael Peters

Game Changers: Michael Peters

Game Changers: Paul & Darris Allison

Paul & Darris Allison are the builders of some of the fastest bass boats in the world.

Game Changers: Paul & Darris Allison

The list of innovations by the Allisons include: cupping prop blades, streamlined gear cases, "notching" the transom and the keel pad.

Game Changers: Paul & Darris Allison

Game Changers: Paul & Darris Allison

Game Changers: Paul & Darris Allison

When Paul Allison developed a pad along the bottom of his hull, it immediately crossed bass boats into the high-performance genre.