For years PlayCraft boats has answered the need for speed by designing some of the fastest and most powerful pontoon boats on the planet. And for decades this manufacturer has owned the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout races. It’s at these races that PlayCraft has been able to showcase its fastest pontoons, and the 2009 year is no different.
With three of the boats being powered by MerCruiser engines, four PlayCraft pontoons took first in their individual races. In the Single Engine Stern Drive category, Carolyn Dorris hit the 62 mile per hour mark with a MerCruiser 383 Stroker Scorpion.
In the 27 to 32-foot Twin Stern Drive category, husband Jim Dorris with the twin small block 383 Stroker Scorpion engines reached the 70 mile per hour mark and again took first place honors.
In the 28-foot race, Seth Rohde with a single engine 600 horsepower MerCruiser SCi topped out at 79 miles per hour on his way to first place in this category.
And finally, in the open category, Ken Goudy from Fox Lake, Ill., on a 27-foot PlayCraft PowerToon Xtreme, complete with a Big Block Supercharged engine, hit the 91 mile per hour mark to make it a total of four first place finishes for PlayCraft.
What’s next for this Missouri builder? Only time will tell. But you can count on it being revealed on the battlefield, also known as the LOTO Shootout.