Friday, November 2, 2012


Monday, September 24, 2012

Sharkey-Images' 2012 Schedule

All dates and events are subject to change.

All Dates will be changed to Links to the Photo Gallery once the event has passed.

January 7th - 9th Annual Asbury Park Photo Shoot
January 7th - New York Boat Show
January 7th - 8th Night Shoot of NYC
January 14th - Marine Unlimited Photo Shoot

February 4th - Atlantic City Boat Show
February 4th - NJPPC Winter Party
February 11th - OPA Racing Awards Party
February 17th - CNC Design & Automation Factory Tour
February 17th - Frisini Motorsports Factory Shoot
February 17th - 20th Miami International Boat Show
February 18th - Private Party
February 21st - Miami Marine Stadium
February 21st - Miami, Florida
February 21st - Virginia Key, Florida
February 21st - Key Biscayne, Florida
February 22nd - AMF Offshore Rigging Shop Shoot
February 23rd - 25th Miami to Islamarada Florida Powerboating
February 24th - Statement Marine Photo Shoot
February 25th - Doller Offshore Photo Shoot
February 25th - Powerboat Nation Sand Bar Raft-Up
February 26th - Star Island, Florida
Febraury 27th - Fountain Performance Marine Washington, NC

March 31st - Birthday Party

April 4th - New Egypt Speedway
April 7th - Great Wolf Lodge , Pa
April 7th & 8th - Bushkill Falls, Pa
April 8th - Shawnee, Pa
April 9th - Mt Airy Casino, Pa
April 9th - Pennsylvania Delaware River Scenic Road
April 21st - Potter Performance Engines Shop Tour
April 22nd - Statement Marine Photo Shoot

May 12-13th - OPA Ocean City, NJ
May 19th - 20th - Lake George, NY
May 27th - NJPPC Social

June 8th - Shore Dreams For Kids Fundraiser "Casino Night"
June 22nd - 24th NJPPC Atlantic City Poker Run w/Helicopter

July 8th  Freedom Race for Toes and Bike Rally Barnegat, NJ
July 14th - Shore Dreams For Kids (10th Anniversary)
July 21st - 22nd  2012 Pt Pleasant Elks Fluke Tournament
July 22nd  Party at  Raven and the Peach in Fair Haven
July 29th  Balloon Festival

August 4th - NY to Bermuda Challenge
August 10th - 11th - Buffalo, NY Poker Run
August 17th -18th  Rock The Bay Poker Run

September  2nd - NJPPC AC Fun Run
September 8th - 9th - SBI New Jersey / New York
September 13th Sandy Puc' Tour Newark, NJ
September 15th  Sandy Puc' Tour Baltimore, Md
September 16th OPA Solomons Island, Md
September  23rd  Jersey Outlaws Championship Lavallette, NJ
September 29th  NJ Run To Honor - Toms River, NJ
September 30th  Jersey Outlaws Championship Lavallette, NJ

October 6th - Dogfest @ Windward Beach- Brick, NJ
October 6th - Zombie Walk - Asbury Park , NJ
October 7th - Hudson Fall Fun Run Details  CANCELED
October 18th - Latham Marine Product Shoot 
October 18th - Doller Offshore Shop Tour
October 19th - 21st - OPA World Championships Jupiter, Fl
October 22nd -  Brand X  "New Shop"
October 22nd - BAM Marine Shop Tour
October 22nd - Supreme Marine Shoot

October 27th - Hurricane Sandy Pre-Shoot
October 28th - Hurricane Sandy's Arrival
October 29th - Hurricane Sandy's Wrath
October 30th - Hurricane Sandy's Departure
October 31st - Hurricane Sandy's Assessment

November 1st - Hurricane Sandy's Aerial Shoot
November 2nd - Hurricane Sandy's Ground Zero

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

2012 Buffalo Poker Run

CLICK HERE for 2012 Buffalo Poker Run Photos

 Thank You

As the Event Coordinator of the 2012 Buffalo Poker Run, I would like to thank everyone that came out even with a less than desirable weather forecast. Although it hurt our last minute registrations we are happy to say we had 64 boats registered. Even with the high winds and huge lake waves, we where able to run the alternate course. We had 60 boats that actually ran ranging from a 18 ft Cigarette to a 42 ft Cigarette with every thing in between.

Our host restaurant Templeton Landing was spot on and provided us with excellent food and service. We are lucky to have such a top notch location and are happy to announce that next years run will be August 9th and 10th, 2012 at the same location.

It was great to meet some many new guys that made the trip from six different states and two countries. I hope that you all had a great time and tell your fellow boaters to join us next year. You are truly the foundation to this great run and I look forward to building it with you. It's the support both new and old that drives our club to take this run to the next level. I hope you feel we are successful at that.

For those of you that were unable to attend the the awards party we are happy to announce we donated a record $4,000 to our charity Excalibur Liesure Skills. We also paid out $3,100 in cash prizes.

Our poker run application for 2013 will be up very soon so please stay tuned for more information. We look forward to raising the bar again next year.

Thank You,
Tony Scioli

Friday, August 3, 2012

New York to Bermuda Challenge 2012

Mercury Diesel TDI powered Statement will be departing Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, New Jersey Saturday August 4th to try and set Boating Magazine's Bermuda Challenge World Record.

Actual departure time on Saturday will depend on an updated weather forecast . If the current forecast holds, departure will be at 0930 EST.

Live moving map and streaming video coverage during the run will be hosted on Boating Magazine's webpage at:

WWW.BOATINGMAG.COM/BERMUDACHALLENGE. will be in the air for Video and Photography coverage.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

ECBRCNJ Freedom Race & Bike Rally for "Kenny "Toes" Cranmer

East Coast Boat Racing Club's July 8th race this year is dedicated to Kenny "Toes" Cranmer. 

2 Events one GREAT DAY!!!

Boat Races start at 12pm...(FREE TO THE PUBLIC)

We have lots of events planned throughout the day for all:

*Cat Country Radio Station 107.3 and Magic 100.1
*DJ and Live Band
*Sambulance for Kids
*Wickride Car Show
*Face Painters
*Vendors and Food
*and more....
2nd Annual Bike Rally for Toes Hosted by ECBRCNJ

Sunset ride to Motts Creek
Registration Starting 2pm at the Barnegat Docks and ending at Motts Creek
Kickstands up at 4pm
$30 per person for Ride and Pig Roast

Pig Roast at Motts Creek
200 East Motts Creek Rd, Galloway NJ
Outside Deck from 5pm - 8pm
The No Clue Band
Entry Donation for Drink and Food Wrist Band $30

If you don't have a motorcycle you can follow us in your car and pay at Motts Creek....

For mor information call:
Jeannine 201-280-3808 or
Paul Hulse 386-315-0168
or go to

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome Our Newest SPONSORS !

2012 is off to a great start !

In addition to the many sponsors advertising with Sharkey-Images, we would like to welcome all of these new companies for teaming up and supporting Sharkey-Images in 2012 :
Please see our complete listing of our Advertisers at:

If it were not for all of these fine companies supporting Sharkey-Images, we would not be able to cover the amount of events that we do.

THANK YOU to all of them for their support !!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

2012 OPA Meeting and Awards Dinner Photos

A well attended Racer's meeting at the Seaview Resort took place on Saturday afternoon just prior to the OPA Awards Dinner held at the Oyster Creek Inn and Boat Bar.

Discussions at the meeting were on the upcoming 2012 racing season and the new changes being made to help make the events safer for everyone. On hand was Rick Felson insurer of OPA Racing Events and provided a great deal of information and explanation of coverages.

President of OPA Racing Ed Smith spoke on improvements and changes to the OPA Racing as we know it. One key note is the YELLOW flag has been removed. Now should there be an incident on the course a RED flag will come out and all boats will report back to their milling areas for a restart. They shall remain there until the incident on the course has been cleared. Boats will then be restarted in the position they were in at the last time they past the Starting Line under the green flag. This keeps any divers and rescue volunteers safe during their operations in and out of the water.
Also OPA will increase the amount of their own TRAINED Divers that will be at every race and will be familiar with everyone's boats should a rescue be needed.

Bruce Johnson "Head of Safety Ops" took the podium to encourage everyone to have their air tanks and regulators inspected and tested. Encouraged members of all types of boats to take the dunk test and encouraged the people that know the other teams that come and race from other organizations to step up and do the same.

On a final note Ron Polli announced the VICCI sponsorship for 2012 and advised the west coast group POPRA will be adding the OPA World Championships to their schedule.
POPRA has also an open invitation to their Lake Havasu Race in the Spring to all OPA members that can make it out west to support them.

The Awards Dinner was additionally special. It was in honor of Augie "The Godfather" Pensa. The entire establishment was decorated by the Twisted Sisters with all sorts of memorabilia of the years of racing with "The Godfather" . The stories everyone had to tell about Augie were priceless ! This ceremony should have been recorded it was that good !

Congrats to all of the teams especially Bob Teague & Paul Whittier of AMSOIL Racing Team for winning the National/World and Over All High Points Championships which honors them with the Stuggots Cup as well as Ed Smith of Cleveland Construction for being honored with the "Godfather Award".

All National Champions were awarded Team Racing Jackets by the OPA and as a special gift from, Custom License Plates were made for all the National and World Championship Teams.

All Photos are now available: Click Here to View Photos

Saturday, February 4, 2012

2012 Atlantic City Boat Show Photos

Another well attended Boat Show this weekend in Atlantic City !
Although this show has changed quite a bit over the years, the most notable being there were no Hi-Performance Boats other than a select few race boats promoting their organizations. The days of Outerlimits, Cigarette and others attending the Atlantic City Boat Show are long gone to say the least.
The show still brings in the crowd and is more geared towards the family boating and even some sail boats were on display...

CLICK HERE to view the Photo Gallery

Enjoy !

2012 NJPPC Winter Awards Party

The NJPPC Winter Awards Party kicks off the 2012 Season at the newly renovated Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City !
The party was well attended and many were honored with awards for their 10 year Anniversary with the NJPPC as well as Powerboaters of the Year awards going to Bob Christie & Family and Greig Lutz & Family.

The NJPPC is looking forward to coming back to the Golden Nugget on June 22nd, 2012 for the top 10 rated Poker Run by POWERBOAT Magazine.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 New York Boat Show & More

I ventured into New York City yesterday to attend the NY Boat Show.
People I had spoken with all seem to be having a decent show and some boats were selling. Providing I was getting solid information, I would venture to say that the market just might be starting to make a turn...
It may not be a hard and fast turn, but at least it appears to be making a turn. Hopefully it stays the course.

The size of this year's show had to have been the smallest I have seen yet! Word on the street was space was available and special offerings were being made. Just looking at the size of the Formula Booth and you could see they took advantage of every inch given to them....

I purposely came in late on Saturday to avoid the possibility of a heavy crowd. Tough to get photos when the show is too busy.

All photos are now online at:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Links to ALL Events Shot in 2011

57 DAYS of Shooting in 2011 !!! What a year it has been ..... :)

Feb 5th: Atlantic City Boat Show
Feb 5th: NJPPC Atlantic City Winter Party
Feb 12th: OPA Winter Awards Dinner
April 18th-25th Photo Shoot in JAMAICA
May 7th: Hudson River Fun Run
May 14th & 15th: APBA Spring Nationals @ Greenwood Lake
May 21st: Great Queens Boat Race Lake George, NY
May 27th: SPEED RACER Photo Shoot
June 4th: Thunder in the Sand Wildwood, NJ
June 18th: Miami to Bimini Challenge
June 18th-19th: Sunny Isles Bch, Fl OPA Offshore Race
June 20th - 23rd East Coast Shop Tours
Sept 25th: OPA Offshore Race Soloman's Island, Md
Sept 28th: Benefit Softball Game Ocean Twp, NJ
Sept 30th: Monster Truck Race Wildwood, NJ
Oct 1st & 2nd Governor's Cup Hydrofest Wildwood, NJ
Oct 8th Fall Hudson River Fun Run w/Helicopter
Nov 7th Brand X Hi-Performance Shop Tour
Nov 7th Fineline Marine Interiors Shop Tour
Nov 8th Fastboats Marine Group Shop Tour
Nov 8th Supreme Marine Shop Tour
Nov 9th Offshore Championship Races in Key West
Nov 10 Miami to Key West Poker Run Coverage
Nov 10th Miami-Key West Night Shots
Nov 11th Offshore Championship Races in Key West
Nov 11th Destination Wedding
Nov 11th Duval Street Party
Nov 12 Boca Grande Fun Run
Nov 12 Poker Run Village
Nov 13th Offshore Championship Races in Key West
Nov 14 th SHOP TOURS Latham Marine
Nov 14th TnT Performance Marine Shop Tour
Nov 14th Electronics Unlimited Shop Tour

Monday, November 21, 2011

Miami to Key West Coverage Highlighted on Forum

A pleasure to be working with TJ Bailey of
For over the past several years which has been a major sponsor of During the final peak of the boating season with the Championship Races and Poker Runs rounding out the year in the south, TJ monitors the viewer traffic that is being brought in with the exclusive photos that are posted by to the forum prior to other media sites and each year he sees an increase in new members joining to come view the images. When asked if the exclusive photos is making a difference TJ's response was, "Oh yeah ! It's working !!!" provided the first images of the brand new Doug Wright 30 hull that will be racing XCAT Class overseas to which many people were anticipating its debut. The first images were shot in the dark at 2 AM. Many people hadn't known it had arrived but Gary Ballough assured that the boat was to arrive that night but very late and that Sharkey would have exclusive access to the cockpit of the boat in the morning.
When Sharkey approach Gary the next day he stated," I guess you're ready for some pictures ?" Sharkey replied, "The images of the outside have already been taken earlier this morning and are already posted online at 7:45AM for all to see, but now I need the cockpit shots." Gary had just been leaving to launch his race boat, but with complete trust and confidence he authorized access . For the complete shoot of the Doug Wright 30 CLICK HERE !

For the Florida Coverage found on CLICK HERE !

Monday, November 14, 2011

Florida Powerboating, Key West Races, Shop Tours & Wedding Photos

Just arrived back from being on the road for 8 days covering many Shop Tours, Powerboating from Miami to Key West, as well as the 3 days of Offshore Racing Championships and a Wedding.
With a total of almost 8,600 images shot, I must say it will take a while to sort through it all...
It will be worth the wait....

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tres Martin Performance Boat School Offering Discounts

Ultra performance boat schools for next year are going to be restructured and now is your chance to get into next year's 2012 course for a good holiday discount. Anyone that signs up for any UPC course or location for next year will get a discount. If you sign up before October 31. you will get 15% off.and if you call, you may get addition discount as well. the locations will be listed here. If you don't see a location near you, don't worry, we will make it happen at your location of choice. This course will make a great holiday gift too!
Dallas TX
Houston TX
Austin TX
Lake Havasu AZ
Long Beach Ca.
Seattle Wa.
Kelowna BC
Lake Cumberland Ky
Smith mountain lake Va.
Lake lanier Ga.
New Orleans La.
Tom river NJ
LI New York
Thousand Islands NY
Detroit Mi.
Port Clinton Oh.
Toronto Canada
Quebec Canada
Miami/ Fort Lauderdale Fla.
Lake Powell AZ

You choose a new location.
or 352 620 8737
Get new skills and lower your insurance!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Statement Marine @ the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show this Weekend !!!

Statement Marine
The Statement Marine Crew is on their way to the 2011 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Our 37' SUV Center Console with Air Suspension that Chris Fertig, Nick Buis and Mike Anderson took on the Bermuda Challenge will be on display at the Bahia Cabana which is located at the southside of the show enterance and will be giving demo rides. Our new Super Sport 34' SUV Center Console will be on display at's starting Friday, and is available for immediate purchase through New Boats Direct at 1-888-361-1747. We have several NEW models available in 34', 36' and 37', with twins, triples and your choice of gas or diesel inboard....Super Sport Poker Run Edition, Super Sport Cuddy Edition and Super Sport Fish Edition, please call 1-727-525-5235 today to reserve your build slot. Make a STATEMENT!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hudson River Fun Run Benefits Make-A-Wish

For an unofficial Run, by the end of the day there was $600 raised for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
There were approximately 25+ boats and a few PWCs that gone out for one of the final days of the season. We left from Stony Point Bay Marina and met up at the Steel House for a Buffet style lunch and worked our way back to Stony Point, NY to round out the day.

Arrangements were made to have the Chopper land at the marina so little time was lost for travel.

Not a cloud in the sky the entire day and temps were in the 70's.

A great day all the way around.

According to the event organizer Anthony Rogosich, he would like to turn this into a full "Official Poker Run Event" next year to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Special thanks to our Sponsor: Rage Powerboats as well as Anthony & Cathy Rogosich for organizing the entire event.
George Wilde for his help with Video and additional support.

All photos are now available at

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Move Over Awareness Campaign

Pictured below are the mother "Donna Setaro" and brother "Nicholas Castellano" of fallen NJ State Trooper #6397 Marc Castellano whose Date of Last Patrol was June 6th, 2010 when he was killed when he was hit by a car while investigating a crime scene on the side of a highway.

The "Move Over" law was enacted in 2009, and requires drivers to move over a lane when approaching an emergency vehicle on the side of the road.

Donna Setaro is now on an Awareness Campaign for the "Move Over" law.

To learn more see this link:

Benefit Softball Game:
Ocean Twp. Police vs "94.3 THE POINT" was held on Sept 28th, 2011
The game benefits the Trooper Castellano Children’s Fund, Trooper Castellano
If you would like to send a Donation please use the address below:
C/O STFA 2634 Highway 70, Manasquan, NJ 08736.

Photos of the game may be viewed here:

Benefit Softball Game Photos

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bermuda Challenge

3 Day Coverage of the Bermuda Challenge

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jersey Outlaws Championship Race Lavallette, NJ

Images from the Jersey Outlaws Championship Race in Lavallette will be coming soon. Due to an extremely busy season, we are actually backed up... That's actually a good thing these days ..... Some images are available online. Please check back in the near future for the rest.
Thank you !

P.S Please click on the image below to access the images.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


One of the largest hurricanes to hit NJ in years.

Photos from Seaside Park to Avon by the Sea and many more will be added as this storm passes through...

Click on image below to view the Photo Gallery:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sponsors Who Help Make It All Happen !!!

The season is at the halfway point and currently I have shot 14 events with another 15 or more to go.
None of this would be possible without the support of my Advertisers.

I would like to take this time to thank those that have continued their support over the years and to all of the new Advertisers that signed on this year.

Please take a moment and checkout this page:

In appreciation, Thank you to the following Sponsors:

Arrow Marine Services,, Battle on the Bay, Bandit Performance Marine, Brand X Hi-Performance Marine, Bull on the Beach, D'Ella Auto Group, East Coast Auto Body,, Miss Geico/AMF Offshore Racing, Gellner Engineering,
Hering Performance Propellers, Ilmor Marine, JD Byrider, Lucas Oil, Lux Motorwerks, Marine Unlimited, Mark Jameson Chimneys, Mystic Powerboats, Nasso Eletric, NJ Performance Powerboat Club, Nor-Tech Powerboats, Ocean County Powersports, Offshore Events, Outerlimits Powerboats, Performance Marine, Potter Performance Engines, ProRoc, R.F. Powerboats, Reindl Powerboats, Rivers Bend Marina, Shogren Performance, Sonic Powerboats, Spectre Powerboats, Speed on the, Statement Marine, Stotler Racing Engines,
Sunsation Powerboats, Teague Custom Marine, Tres Martin's Performance Boat School,
Turbine Marine, Wazzup Motorsports and Xtreme Marine.

Onboard the Turbine Powered Skater "Jet Set"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Arrow Marine Services Open House Photos

Click on the image below to view the images from Arrow Marine Services Open House and Pig Roast

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jersey Outlaws in Toms River, NJ

Jersey Outlaws brought out 16 race boats for their event on Silver Bay in Toms River, NJ. Sharkey was there to capture all of the action.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

2011 Shore Dreams For Kids

Over 700 attendees came out Saturday to enjoy a day at the Jersey Shore!

Thank you to everyone who gave their support to Saturday's event! The picture perfect weather made the day all that more special.
We could not make this event possible with the help of:
Our Generous Sponsors & Donors

Land Volunteers

Boat Volunteers

Elks Lodges of NJ

Wakefern Food Corp

Sharkey Images

Township of Seaside Heights NJ

Vintage Car Club of NJ
Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation (MONOC)
and many more.......

The Winners of the 2011 Shore Dreams Raffle were:
Rob Fiore, Colts Neck, NJ
Grand Prize - 2011 SeaDoo RXT iS Wave Runner
Rob Fiore, Colts Neck, NJ
2nd Prize - Key West Trip
Michelle Beal, Toms River, NJ
3rd Prize - $1000 AMEX Gift Check

With approximately 1,300 tickets in the spinner, Rob Fiore's tickets were pulled for both 1st & 2nd prize!

Congrats to our winners and a special thanks to all who supported us! Thank you one and all!!

To view images from the event: Click Here !!! or click on the image below.

For more information, visit

Look for 2012's date as it will be Shore Dream's 10th Anniversary!

Best Regards,

Dave Patnaude
Shore Dreams For Kids

Friday, July 1, 2011

Shop & Factory Tours by Sharkey

Over the years I have been stopping in Engine Shops, Boat Factories and anything else I feel can make an interesting Photo Shoot.
This year was an exceptional road trip.
Over 3,300 miles up and down the East Coast.

Just in 2011 alone I have covered these places 17 of which were done in under a week ; AMF Offshore Rigging, Arrow Marine, Bandit Performance Marine, Fountain/Donzi Powerboats, Frisini Motorsports, Hurricane Force Detailing, Kinetic Animation, Latham Marine, Lip-Ship Performance, Mystic Powerboats, Nor-Tech Powerboats Factory & Service Shops, Potter Performance Engines, Powerboat P1 USA, RF Powerboats, Reggie Fountain's Real Estate, Statement Marine, TnT Custom Marine, and Xtreme Marine.

In prior years I also covered Chief Engines,, ILMOR MARINE, JC Performance Engines, OUTERLIMITS, Performance Marine, Skater Powerboats, Sunsation Powerboats, Tyler Crockett Engines and Wazzup Motorsports.

So if you ever wondered where the most powerful engines were ever built, and the most sought after high performance boats were made, you will want to view these Galleries.
It has been quite an experience to see all of this first hand.
Hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed producing them !

Click on this image below to View the GALLERIES:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

NJPPC Atlantic City Poker Run

Win Some and Lose Some

Welcome to the Golden Nugget !!!

I have been very fortunate over the years shooting this event.
Something about this year's event wasn't feeling quite right.
I started off early at the Marina only to find one boat launching.
I made my way to a Committee member's house where a few more boats had been tied up.
The weather was looking a bit sketchy and that was when I was informed that the Helicopter wasn't able to take off due to severe weather conditions in their area.
That sort of set the stage for the entire weekend.

I needed a Plan B. I recalled how great a location was to shoot from the Atlantic City side of the inlet. Boats coming in would be bouncing off some decent swells. So I proceeded to instruct everyone where I was to be and where they were to come by. All seemed like it would be ok. As I drove further south the weather improved. The sun was out and I thought that now I just needed to get to the end of the jetty at the inlet. Once arrived I find a Dredge Barge right smack in the middle of where I needed to shoot... Needless to say, it just wasn't my day for shooting...

I tried to make it up on Saturday morning as I risked getting out onto a finger jetty and waiting for a few hours while boats would come out a little at a time. As time went by the tide was rising. I was running out of time. By 1 PM I had to get out of there before I was washed out and lose all of my equipment.

I got a few pics and an air shot or two. Time will tell whether or not anyone will actually make a purchase.

You win some and you lose some......

Click to view: 2011 NJPPC Atlantic City Poker Run Photos