AN APACHE DREAM PROJECT | By Jason Johnson, Columnist | Anyone who pays attention to what I write about on and knows that I’ve done a lot of stories with Justin Wagner of Waves and Wheels throughout the years. To be sure, Wagner and I have developed a friendship during years of working together on various stories from my Powerboat magazine days to today. Todd Crossley and Justin Wagner are all smiles standing next
A NEW “OVER TIME” | By Jason Johnson, Columnist | One of my highlights from Super Cat Fest, the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., event I wrote about in last week’s column, was getting a chance to sit down and talk with Justin Wagner of Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo., and Andy Imhof of Maryland Offshore Marine Center in Rockville, Md., albeit if it was only for a half hour. The two, who have collaborated on a
THE POWER OF TEAMWORK | Andy Imhof and Mitch Kramer worked together to build Maryland Offshore Performance into a thriving business. The owner of Maryland Offshore Performance, Andy Imhof, and his general manager Mitch Kramer have been cranking out boat restoration jobs and updates at a record pace, piling up frequent flyer miles faster than a political candidate during a campaign year. “We haven’t seen each other in over a month,” said Kramer. The duo has
MARYLAND OFFSHORE AND WAVES AND WHEELS TEAM UP ON STUNNING OUTERLIMITS 39 GTX RESTORATION | Written by Jason Johnson | When I met Mike Bolin at the Shootout on the Strip during the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout at the end of August in Central Missouri, he was on his way to get his first in-person glimpse of the restored 2006 Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats 39 GTX he purchased at the beginning of the year from Maryland Offshore Marine Center in Rockville,
BLACK THUNDER 43 OWNER ECSTATIC WITH MARYLAND OFFSHORE CONVERSION | Written by Jason Johnson | After a couple of seasons running his new-to-him 1997 43-foot Black Thunder Offshore V-bottom, Virginia performance boater Brian Borga decided it was time to upgrade the boat, which was powered by twin 500-hp MerCruiser Hi-Performance Series engines and Bravo One XR drives. The team at Maryland Offshore Performance Marine redid almost everything on this 43-foot Black Thunder over the past couple
PROJECT RAINDANCE: INSIDE THE RESTORATION OF A MODERN APACHE WARRIOR | Written by Matt Trulio | Sometime in the mid-2000s, Andy Imhof of Maryland Offshore Performance Marine Center decided it was time to tackle a signature project that showcased the entire range of his Rockville-based company’s restoration services. So he bought Raindance, a 36-foot Apache Warrior built in 1992, and got to work. In a way, the 36-footer remains Maryland Offshore Performance Marine Center’s timeless calling card—even
RESTORATION DEDICATION IN ROCKVILLE | Written By Matt Trulio, Columnist | The founder and owner of Maryland Offshore Performance Marine Center, 49-year-old Andy Imhof, holds a degree in economics from St. Lawrence University. As it turns out, Imhof, who started his business in 1996 and moved into his current 10,000-square-foot digs three years later, actually puts his degree to good use every day. “I think it helps with the business development side of things,” he said. “I
PICTURE PERFECT PROFILE | Written by Jason Johnson | When both of the talented people behind some of the coolest transformation projects I’ve seen over the last several years tell me how proud they are of a project they tackled last summer, it speaks volumes. So, after months of sitting on the story for no particular reason, I finally picked up the phone this week to touch base with Tony Phillips, the Oklahoma performance