Chief engine has been turning out performance marine engines for more than a few decades now and has established themselves as one of the most significant engine package developer in the market today. While the company has had numerous ventures and offerings from the sales of Skater boats to being a key service center for Mercury Racing. The one constant has always been marine engine building and re-building. The company’s owner Tommy Hofstetter was doing electronic fuel injection development and tuning long before it was ever a industry standard.

Tommy says “if we have had any weakness it has been our company expansion often over shadowed our core product offering and I’m surprised at some of the misconceptions of my brand. We have never slowed our product development and engine packages continue to evolve today. Our products are used and tested in the harshest environments anywhere and by some of the industries most recognizable individuals”.

While many know but Tommy reminded me that the Chief Hi-Performance engines have been the power behind Bill Pyburn’s record holding Pure Platinum Skater for years. We know Bill as a guy that uses his boat a lot as well as a guy respected amongst the industry. The Pure Platinum Skater is literally a bullet when it comes to fast and reliable.

Chief Hi-Performance factory support trailer has also just been completely updated to provide service to their customers attending the Key West Poker Run. It will also show case a number of the engine packages that are their 2014 product offering. Tommy points out that Chiefs business model spans from consumer rebuilds on stock engines all the way to the stratosphere of 2000 horsepower turbocharged engines and that the Florida Powerboat Clubs flagship event provides them a great chance to visit with the industry.