Entries by John O'Neal


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 […]


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 […]

40 years

In February of 1975, Paul Fletcher left his job as a marine engine distributor, and with the help of his friend Tom Scott, created Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Company (PCM) in Canal Winchester, Ohio  –  embarking on a journey to transform inboard engines. A few months later Paul and Tom were joined by Chuck Thurman, who […]

PCM Launches New Hyperformance Engines

Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Company (PCM) has announced the introduction of an entirely new portfolio of watersports engines featuring Direct Injection technology. The only manufacturer in the inboard watersports market offering Direct Injection and the exclusive performance benefits of this technology, PCM has taken standard and high-output watersports performance to a new level, unmatched in the […]

Pleasurecraft Marine Engine President Chuck Thurman Announces Retirement

Today Chuck Thurman announced that he will be retiring as President of Pleasurecraft Marine, effective September 30, 2015. Pleasurecraft Marine, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures three engine brands, PCM, Crusader, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative […]