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Old 09-07-2016, 04:22 PM
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I recently found my childhood dream boat on craigslist. Picked her up and brought her home to where she was born. This is my first powerboat and I hope to keep her forever.

As a kid, I would smell the unmistakable fresh resin in the breeze, hop on my huffy and cruise down the block to loiter in the overhead doorway of Obsession Powerboats... just to glimpse the new candy colors and monster motors.

When I was 14, I finally gathered the courage to ask if I could tour or look around. Without a care, they let me in and I snapped photos on a throwaway 35mm like I was planning a heist.

20 years later, affected profoundly by the linguistic programming of the company name, I found the boat that ultimately made me obsessed enough to focus my life in the industry.

Reunited after more than two decades, with photos to prove it, I have my unicorn. The showroom model Stiletto, the exact one which I've kept her photo in a shoebox for all these years.

1996 Obsession Powerboats - 234 Stiletto Modified V-Hull - Mercruiser 454 Magnum Efi

I made a video to share with those curious about Obsession Powerboats, in hopes to learn more about the individuals who designed and built these icons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nrGz1qj2-Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nrGz1qj2-Q
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Where are you located, or where did the boat come from? Looks a lot like one that runs around here on the river in Peoria.
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I assume your from Wisconsin?
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Where are you located, or where did the boat come from? Looks a lot like one that runs around here on the river in Peoria.
I believe she may have been down in Illinois for quite a while, then in Madison area for the last few years where I found her.
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Originally Posted by J-Bonz
I assume your from Wisconsin?
Yes sir, Shawano lake in most of the video, Legend Lake, Keshena, towards the end.
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Shawano lake....nice. You're not too far from my ol' stompin grounds.
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You boat has almost the exact colors of my first performance boat, a 25 obsession vortex cat.
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I remember seeing an Obsession on the Potomac River a LONG time ago.
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