Performance Boat Center’s name is on most everything boating-related at Lake of the Ozarks, and for the sixth year in a row, they are proud to be the Shootout's title sponsor. According to Co-Owner and General Manager Brett Manire, being the title sponsor allows Performance to showcase their brand while socializing with boating fanatics.
“It is the biggest event at Lake of the Ozarks… and has continued to put Lake of the Ozarks on the map,” Manire said, adding, “Lake of the Ozarks is increasingly the place where powerboaters want to hang out. The Shootout is the perfect platform for Performance to show off its employees' talents and dedication, all while giving back to the local community. It's a win-win for everyone involved."
Manire also pointed out the race enormously benefits the entire Lake of the Ozarks community from an economic standpoint, generating millions of dollars of activity at the end of the summer boating season, on a weekend (in late-August, but before Labor Day Weekend) that would not normally bring as much vacation traffic.
With the title sponsorship, Performance Boat Center’s name will be everywhere at the Shootout, and the business and its people will be closely connected to five days of events:
Wednesday’s Street Party
Thursday’s Meet & Greet @ PBC
Friday’s Poker Run
Saturday & Sunday’s races
Boat trends often change, and Manire said the current powerboat trend he's seeing is an increase in outboard power, especially in catamarans and center consoles. He believes this trend is here to stay, as outboard engines have a tendency to be more reliable and easier to operate, which is crucial in racing.
Within the last year, Performance has added two different luxury brands to their repertoire: MTI and Tiara Yachts and Center Consoles. In fact, late in 2018, Performance sold a 48 MTI customized with an 8-seat configuration, 1550 hp engines, and a brand-new paint job. Manire said this particular boat could reach 180 mph at the Shootout. MTI is even joining forces with Performance this year to help host their annual Thursday Open House during Shootout week.
At this year's Shootout, Performance will be running multiple boats, including their MTI race boat and their 32' outboard. “We’re going to be full-in on the Shootout again this year,” Manire enthused. He said PBC will have boats on the Shootout race course, idling around amongst the crowds, and on the docks at Captain Ron’s. “We want to show our support.”