The only problem was he had to forego a season of using his beloved boat, which, after being reunited with the 43-footer and its new turbocharged dual-calibration Mercury Racing 1350/1100 engines earlier this summer, didn’t end up being that big of an issue.
“It was so worth the wait,” Tokar said. “The engines are amazing and the boat’s acceleration is insane now. We had Kahuna up at the Boyne Thunder Poker Run, and it performed incredibly well. So many people were excited to see the boat, too, which was cool.
“Working with Performance Boat Center was such a smooth process—I’d highly recommend those guys,” he added. “They stuck to their numbers and they did a really good job with everything we wanted them to do.”