Picture of the Week: Tilt, Take Two

Dubbed “Weekend At Ronnie’s,” last weekend’s informal gathering of 14 Skater Powerboats catamarans in the Detroit metro area boasted the Douglas, Michigan, builder’s best-known on-water hardware. Among these rides was Tilt, Ed Tirakian’s vibrant 40-footer, and speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden captured it roaring down the St. Clair River. Tirakian was joined in the 40ft cat which was completely redone by Boat Customs in 2019 by fellow Skater Nation member Vinnie Rifice from New York.

When it comes to color contrast, the combination of Tilt and the St. Clair River is hard to beat. Photos by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

It’s not the first time the spirited skater boiling the St. Clair River has caught Boden’s eye and been touted as picture of the week. At Skaterfest 2019 he captured another catamaran gem on the St. Clair River.

As you can see in the image below, the 2019 image was taken from above. The photo above was taken at water level.

Both are positive proof that Tilt and the St. Clair River are a winning combination, from every angle.

In 2019, the catamaran Tilt also teamed up with the St. Clair River to earn Picture of the Week status.

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