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 …