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SPEED TV's Unique Whips/SUNSATION Powerboats/Mahopac Marine debut TV/New Alliance

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Sunsation Performance Boat News...

(Las Vegas, Nevada) - November 11, 2009: Sunsation Boats announced today that it has formed a unique partnership with Unique Autosports to venture into the Marine Television. Known for many years as the leading automotive anthology program on SPEED TV, President Will Castro stated "...Well, the decision to go with Sunsation was simple, Charlie Melchner, Mahopac Marina (Sunsation's exclusive authroized Eastern New York and Connetiacut dealer) took me for the ride of a lifetime....We hit the Hudson River at full song and no-mater what the condition of the water I saw ahead, it was smooth as silk and FAST in this boat !"

Debuting in Las Vegas during the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) Show last week. The 3-way partnership was unveiled: Unique Autosports, Sunsation Boats and Mahopac Marine Sales this week in Las Vegas. This boat marks the first of many Sunsations that Unique will modify and enhance for it's television show airing weekly each Tuesday at 10 PM Eastern (with several additional runs throughout the month).

This SSR Sunsation debuted in the largest Automotive Show in North America. Very few of the over 50,000 displays had anything to do with water and this one stole the show. Not only was it a treat to meet Will Castro personally but the Sunsation was dramatic by it's shear presence.

This Unique Whips is the portrayal of the madness of machines and the men who build them. Will Castro runs a tight ship and offers no time for laziness or poor performance. The SSR Sunsation was a challenge. Most of the enhancement that Unique Autosports performs was already in the boat that Sunsation built for Mahopac. Charlie Melchner says, "I like to do it different. I see what I want and propose it to Wayne or Joe at Sunsation and with only a few small deviations... They Build It !!"

This was the challenge to Will Castro, "The boat came to me totally over the top... It was interesting to see what we could do to make it astounding... but we did...." The sound system in the Sunsation at SEMA was so powerful that it could have been used for the show PA and music system. While tuning the system, the folks at Unique had everyone with in a football field of the display dancing to Bob Marley! It truly was over the top.

The Debut of the show is Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Most of the sizzle of the Unique Sunsation will be contained in the show but further the boat goes on tour and ends up at the January opening of Unique Autosports, Miami. Stay Tuned....More stops will be announced as the winter boat shows become closer.


About Sunsation:

Sunsation was started in 1982 by brothers Wayne and Joe Schaldenbrand. The Schaldenbrands felt they could build a better boat than ones they were currently buying. The first boat built was a 16 foot model called the Sunburn. The company was housed in an old Horse Barn and due to the height of the doors so Wayne had to build a low profile boat. After a few years the 25 Aggressor came along followed by the 288 Intimidator. The boats were primarily sold in the Great Lakes region and quickly developed a loyal following and the word got out and the company began to sign on dealers and start branching out. In the early 90’s Wayne designed the 32 dominator and that enabled his customers to move up to a bigger boat with twin power. Later Joe and Wayne moved the operation to a the current, modern facility they now occupy. In 2005 Wayne redesigned the Dominator with more freeboard and a twin step hull, and re named it the Dominator SS. In 2007 the new 43 F-4 was added to the line up. All through these years Wayne has always been hands on and working in the shop with his guys and Joe as always been running the "front end" of the business, a good team effort all the way around. Building performance boats “worth owning” is the driving force behind every custom hand built powerboat Sunsation creates. Delivering ride, styling, innovation, performance and value not easily found in the industry today. The company moto is: "Our unsurpassed quality and attention to detail earned us what we can’t buy. With a standout product line, race proven performance and new industry leading models in the works, we’re aiming to always exceed our customers expectations."

About Mahopac Marine:

Mahopac Marine has been established for 40 years and managed by Charles Sr. and Charles Jr. Melchner. We have been serving the Hudson Valley Region, Long Island Sound NY and CT inland lakes offering superior service and personal attention to all clients. Mahopac Marine currently offers 3 Boat lines including Sunsation, Stingray and PartiKraft. As of today, Mahopac Marine is building a new facility to better serve clients including a new service building and indoor storage for boats. Charlie (Jr.) Melchner's beliefs are simple "Great service to all at a fair price no matter what the size of the boat"

About Unique Whips:

For three years, fans have been able to view Will Castro's creative genius on the Speed Channel, where his show "Unique Whips" was a fan favorite on the network before Castro decided to move in another direction without the network. Recognizing the increasing value of his brand, Castro now seeks to parley Unique Auto Sports into a household name brand through auto parts, branded clothing, licensing opportunities and another show, which Castro is currently taping.
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