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Said D’Anniballe of the Sterling 1900 engines going into the Fountain kilo boat, “Everything went great with them on the dyno. They’re solid pieces that actually produce the horsepower we say they’re going to.” Photo Credit:

Fast Times at Sterling Performance Engines
by Matt Trulio

Despite that he’s swamped with work and “knock wood, just trying to keep from going crazy,” Mike D’Anniballe, the man behind Sterling Performance Engines in Milford, Mich., was in a particularly upbeat and chatty mood when I caught up with him by phone yesterday morning.

No doubt, he was pleased to be finished with the pair of turbocharged 1,900-hp engines he built for a 40-foot Fountain V-bottom that will be used for an attempt to establish a new kilometer speed record in the near future, perhaps even later this month. But what really has D’Anniballe buzzing is the booming demand for marine engine building and rebuilding that he said has taken his business by storm …

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