Entries by John O'Neal

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP BREAKS GROUND ON STATE-OF-THE-ART DYNO FACILITY

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (May 3, 2017) — Pleasurecraft Engine Group, the leader in inboard marine propulsion, is partnering with Stowe Technologies, the leader in gasoline/diesel dynamometer infrastructure, to develop and build a state-of-the-art dynamometer laboratory at the Pleasurecraft World Headquarters in South Carolina. Pleasurecraft Engine Group chose Stowe Technologies because of their expertise and long-standing […]

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP HONORED WITH 2016 CSI AWARD

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (February 23, 2017) – During the recent 2017 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced Pleasurecraft Engine Group as a recipient of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award for excellence in customer satisfaction. The NMMA Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine […]

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP PURCHASES STATE-OF-THE-ART CNC MACHINE

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (October 5, 2016) – Pleasurecraft Engine Group (PEG) recently purchased a new OKK HM6000S which was on display showcasing the latest innovations in CNC machining at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, IL from September 12-17, 2016. This OKK HM6000S makes the fourth machine of its kind, plus two OKK […]

PCM’S HYPERFORMANCE H6DI PULLS TWO NEW WOMEN’S WORLD JUMP RECORDS

ORLANDO, FL (September 29, 2016) – During Monday’s Ski Fluid Invitational in Polk City, Florida Nautique athlete Jacinta Carroll set two new pending Jump World Records pulled by the PCM HYPERFORMANCE H6DI powered Ski Nautique 200. It proved to be an historic day in the world of tournament waterskiing, as Carroll flew 194ft (59.2m) followed […]

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP SPONSORED TEAM TAKES THIRD IN SOLAR BOAT DESIGN COMPETITION

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (June 29, 2016) – A team of University of South Carolina (USC) mechanical engineers, working with Pleasurecraft Engine Group (PEG), took third place in SOLAR SPLASH®, the World Championship of intercollegiate solar/electric boating, held June 15-19 in Dayton, Ohio. Since 1994, university teams from across the globe have designed and built prototype […]

PLEASURECRAFT COMPLETES MAJOR FACTORY UPGRADES

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (May 11, 2016) – Pleasurecraft Engine Group (PEG) recently completed several projects to improve their factory and increase manufacturing efficiencies. These projects include: An all-new sub-assembly area allowing for more efficient assembly down the line. Additional state-of-the-art production lines specifically for Direct Injection engines. An industry leading run/calibration station that provides automatic […]

PLEASURECRAFT SPONSORS UNIVERSITY TEAM IN SOLAR BOAT DESIGN COMPETITION

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (March 3, 2016) – Pleasurecraft Engine Group (PEG) is sponsoring a team of University of South Carolina (USC) mechanical engineers as they prepare to enter Solar Splash, the World Championship of intercollegiate solar/electric boating, to be held June 15-19 in Dayton, Ohio. Since 1994, university teams from across the globe have designed […]

Direct Injection: Feel the Rhythm

Place your hand on your heart. Seriously, stop reading this and place your hand on your heart. Do you feel the rhythmic beat of your heart, powerfully pounding blood through your body? Your heart, as small as it may be compared to the rest of your body, is the driving force that powers you through […]

Mark McKinney Appointed Pleasurecraft Engine Group President

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (October 5, 2015) – Mark McKinney has been appointed President of Pleasurecraft Engine Group (Pleasurecraft), following the recent retirement of long-time President, Chuck Thurman. Pleasurecraft is the manufacturer of PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator Engines. McKinney joined Pleasurecraft in 1991 and after a brief time working in customer service was promoted to […]

Wakeboarding vs. Wakesurfing

How many of the water sport veterans remember the days when all you saw were water-skiers out on the water? Yep, that was a long time ago. Head out on the water today and you’ll see skiers, boarders, tubers and surfers. With the influx of riding styles on lakes today, it’s easy to see how […]