The story of one man’s domination of offshore powerboat racing and the legacy of performance innovations he left in his wake.
Not unlike modern day stock car racing, professional offshore powerboat racing evolved from a colorful history. From high speed skiffs smuggling Canadian booze across the Detroit River to big horsepower vee hulls purposefully built to outrun the DEA on the high seas. It was all about who had the fastest boat.
Reggie Fountain, Jr., a competitor, boat builder and visionary, advanced both the legitimacy of the sport and introduced performance innovations that still influence the powerboat industry today.
From his adolescent days chasing fishermen on North Carolina’s Tar River to building a billion dollar global powerboat empire, the story follows the high-speed life of Reggie Fountain and his relentless pursuit to build the fastest deep-vee boats in the world.
The program follows the golden era of boat racing from the factory tunnel boat wars of the late 60’s through the freewheeling days of the 80’s and the progression to modern day performance boats. The story is told in a chronological narrative with commentary by the legendary men who competed with, and influenced the “Boy from Tarboro.” The program features an extensive collection of historical footage with never before published scenes from the personal archives of those who were there.
The full story has never been told before and answers the question, “What happened to Reggie Fountain?”
After a full year in production, the program is now complete and the producers are looking to schedule a national broadcast on Discovery Velocity in March 2015. They have launched a Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign to cover the costs for the broadcast rights to some of the rarest historical footage and photographs from offshore racing’s glorious past. The Kickstarter program offers many incentives for participants to be a part of the program. From autographed Blu-ray copies of the documentary, to the opportunity to watch the pre-broadcast world premiere of the program as Reggie Fountain’s guest in his personal theater in Washington, North Carolina.
Click on this link to find out more information on how you can become a part of this historic offshore opportunity.