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Game Changers

July 31, 2013

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

The Corsair 33 is a superlative runabout combining excellent performance with first class comfort and space. Its covered deck disguises a substantial cabin with a separate head and galley area. Decorated with premium grade woods, you’ll entertain guests with style and luxury. It is the ultimate day boat that is also ideal for an overnight stay and longer excusions.

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.
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