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 industry.

These new HYPERFORMANCE engines were officially revealed today at the 2015 Surf Expo tradeshow in Orlando, FL. PCM’s HYPERFORMANCE H5DI and H6DI models offer new industry leading horsepower and torque, creating outstanding performance, and are the most fuel efficient engines in their class.

In addition to Direct Injection, exclusive features found in the H5DI and H6DI include a second generation of the industry leading Catanium Clean Emission System, a custom tuned intake manifold, and high quality all-aluminum construction of the engine block, heads, intake, and exhaust systems. PCM HYPERFORMANCE engines utilize an open loop cooling system – the most reliable and maintenance free cooling system in the marine industry.

This new line of HYPERFORMANCE engines continue to provide the same exclusive features made famous by its earlier generation engines including Adjust-A-Flex Mounting, a patented Fuel Control System with dual fuel pumps and 10 micron fuel filters, as well as PCM’s revolutionary Power Plus Performance ratio transmissions.

Mark McKinney, PCM Vice President stated, “We are happy to once again raise the bar for standard and high-output inboard watersports engines through the introduction of our new HYPERFORMANCE models, the only direct injection engines offered in the inboard market.” “Our goal was to design new engines with innovative technology to deliver best-in-class performance and fuel efficiency, while continuing to deliver the outstanding durability available only through PCM. These new HYPERFORMANCE engines not only meet, but far exceed our original goal,” added McKinney.

Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Company (PCM), a subsidiary of Correct Craft, designs and manufactures innovative inboard engines specifically for watersports, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For forty years PCM has led the industry in customer satisfaction by providing the highest quality product backed with exceptional service. For more information on PCM’s full portfolio of engines visit www.pcmengines.com.

PCM The Offical Power Of The 2013 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships

West Chester, OH. – After making a loud splash in its Ohio-debut last year, the largest wakeboarding event in the United States will return to West Chester for the 2013 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships Presented By Rockstar from July 25-28. The annual event will take place at Voice of America MetroPark and will feature the country’s top professional and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters.

For the past 23 years, the Nautique WWA Nationals has attracted the top wake athletes from across the country to compete for national titles in each of its age and skill-level categories. The 2013 Nautique WWA Nationals will feature more than 20 divisions with competitors ranging from seven years old to 55, with the top two divisions – the Pro Men and Pro Women’s – attracting world-famous action sports athletes.

“Voice of America MetroPark is an ideal venue to host the Nautique WWA National Championships,” said tournament director Chris Bischoff. “The water conditions are perfect and the shoreline is awesome for the spectators to be able to watch all of the killer riding.”

For the pros, the Nautique WWA Nationals also serves as the sixth event in the King of Wake series. Pro riders will be competing for valuable points towards their respective series standings in addition to the national titles.

Online adult tickets are available for $7 (46% off the gate price) and include an exclusive Overton’s discount code for online buyers only. Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under). With the online purchase of a Nationals ticket, the buyer will receive a free 2 Hour Cable Pass valued at $30 to Wake Nation Cincinnati. The free cable pass is valid from July 29th, 2013 until the end of the 2013 season. Tickets are limited to one cable pass per person per event.

The Nautique WWA National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Fox, Zeal Optics, Ronix, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, PCM Marine Engines and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.

For more event information, including daily schedules, tickets, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, visit www.kingofwake.com.

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 inboard engines backed with exceptional service.

Thurman has worked at Pleasurecraft since its founding and has led the company as President for over 25 years. During Thurman’s tenure Pleasurecraft grew into a global business operation while navigating through several economic downturns, each time coming out stronger than before.

Succeeding Thurman as President effective October 1 will be long-time employee and current Vice President of Operations, Mark McKinney.

“I’m very appreciative that our founder, Paul Fletcher, trusted me to lead his company for over 25 years. I am also very proud that Pleasurecraft is positioned to last well beyond me with a team that, together with the resources available through Correct Craft, will take this company to places I couldn’t even imagine,” stated Pleasurecraft Marine President Chuck Thurman. “I’m thankful to Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin for allowing me to be a part of this transition and I’m excited to see what the future holds for Pleasurecraft,” added Thurman.

Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin stated “There are few people, if any, in the boating industry who I respect more than Chuck Thurman.” “Chuck has done an outstanding job with Pleasurecraft for many years and he has done it with the utmost integrity. I admire and respect Chuck and consider him a good friend; we all wish him a wonderful retirement!” Yeargin added.

Celebrating 90 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Correct Craft is the owner of Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.