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Old 10-19-2020, 06:34 PM
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Anyone know the guys name? I guess he sold the company but did he retire or is he still making boats?
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Mark Rage boats!
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Mark Schnepf

he now builds boats under “rage powerboats”
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Quote from the old Activator website:

Owner and operator Mark Schnepf has been in the boat business all his life. Rebuilding engines, painting, repairing, and every type of marine work he could at a very young age.

The family owned Marina laid the foundation for Activator Boats Inc. "When I was sixteen years old, I got a ride in a 70 mph. homemade Deep V. That was it for me," says Schnepf. Within 1 year he put together his own 70 mph rig. Life had taken a sudden turn, "While my friends were driving their first cars, I was building my own boat!,"says Schnepf.

Soon building plugs and molds for some local guys landed Mark at Hustler Powerboats. "After a year or so with Hustler I felt it was only natural to go out on my own," says Schnepf.

It was 1985 and the 22 Activator was born. Between Ocean Outboard ( a local dealership) and Activator Boats some sixty-five 22 foot boats were built and delivered over a 3 year span.
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He built this blue 30' Activator
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Mark Rage boats!
So why did he change the name?
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He sold the name to Angelo who passed away.
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Originally Posted by tobusy4 View Post
Anyone know the guys name? I guess he sold the company but did he retire or is he still making boats?
I'm not retired yet, my daughter has joined the boat business after working with supercars for many years. We are rebranded as Rage Powerboats and are located on Long Island. Currently, we are producing our 28' and 30' models- I/O or outboard. Added to the production line is our 25' center console fishing boat. You can view most of our specs here: www.ragepowerboats.com
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Originally Posted by rageman28 View Post
I'm not retired yet, my daughter has joined the boat business after working with supercars for many years. We are rebranded as Rage Powerboats and are located on Long Island. Currently, we are producing our 28' and 30' models- I/O or outboard. Added to the production line is our 25' center console fishing boat. You can view most of our specs here: www.ragepowerboats.com
Mark do you have any pictures and/or info on the 25 cc?


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