For those of us that have to pay for high performance marine power we know one of the biggest investments a power boater makes to allow his engines to perform at their peak is a performance marine exhaust system. Stainless tubular headers are far and away the number one choice, but they come with a staggering cost. Materials for these headers are the biggest expense and they take countless hours of construction.

For nearly four decades a Southern California marine products manufacture by the name of Lightning performance has been building the ultimate and most affordable alternative for fresh water boaters that wanted all of the performance features but didn’t need the corrosion resistance these all stainless steel versions provided.

Lightning Performance marine pioneered the first freshwater style double water jacketed headers in the marine industry and has been one of the largest volume tubular header builders to the marine industry ever since.

What sets a freshwater header apart from a salt water header it is the outer pipe material. All Lightning headers use the same 316L stainless inner tube the rest of the industry uses on headers that cost 2-3 times as much money. However, by using a durable thick traditional steel outer pipe or tube and coating the inner water jacket and the outside of the header with powdercoating they have developed a proprietary product that will survive in fresh water for years as well as save the boater thousands of dollars.

If you boat on an inland water way or freshwater location and have considered performance exhaust for your boat you owe it to yourself to look at what this company builds, its a phenomenal value for today’s powerboater and we know we all need value in our boating needs today.