Image of the Week: Simple Statement on a Perfect Day

At, we love photos of exotic go-fast boat hardware in big-air flight as much as anyone—no question about that. But we also appreciate shots that reveal the essence of being on the water with friends and family on a perfect day.


The essence of a day on the-water in a high-performance boat—it doesn’t get any better than this. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.

That’s why we chose the Jay Nichols photo above as our Image of the Week. As high-performance powerboats go, this twin Mercury Verado outboard 34-foot Statement Marine center console owned by Lois and Charlie Amorosi is relatively simple compared to the outrageous V-bottom sportboats and catamarans the St. Petersburg, Fla., company builds. And caught during Boat Kids Day last week idling out of Dunedin Marina on its way to Caladesi State Park, the 34-footer isn’t  exactly flying across the water.

And yet … Who wouldn’t want to be on this boat with the Amorosi’s and their guests, especially on such a fine spring day in Florida?

We look at this picture and we see ourselves there. Like you, we love speed on the water. But we love quieter moments, the ones that let give us enough time to appreciate what we’re doing and where we are, just as much.

Maybe even a little more. At least sometimes.