Sharkey-Images: Blog en-us (C) Sharkey-Images (Sharkey-Images) Wed, 23 May 2018 12:11:00 GMT Wed, 23 May 2018 12:11:00 GMT Sharkey-Images: Blog 96 120 2018 OPA Pt Pleasant Beach Grand Prix  

Written by Johnny Saris of

Rough water and unseasonable humidity greeted the 30-boat fleet in the first race of the Offshore Powerboat Association yesterday in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., The Atlantic Ocean dished up solid four- to six-foot seas that made for plenty of big-air and fan friendly action.

Starting at noon, the first race of the day included Classes 5, 6 and 7. The Class 5 race was heated right from the beginning with RUFSTRCisco and Coastal Boat Sales going at it. RUFSTR edged out a lead over Cisco by the third lap and never looked back. Coastal Boat Salesmade a move on Cisco and were charging hard trying to catch RUFSTR but ran out of race.

Unfortunately, a GPS reading error disqualified Coastal Boat Sales, putting Cisco in second place.

“It was a great way to return to racing” said RUFSTR driver EJ Salamone. “We took a year off and I really missed it.”

The Class 6 race was also very tight from the green flag. Knot Guilty, with Rob and Ray Murk onboard. took immediate charge pulling out a lead over Smith Brothers and Liquid Addiction.

But slowly but surely, Smith Brothers started to gain ground on them, making their move with just a few laps to go.

“The boat ran great,” said Rich Smith, throttleman of Smith Brothers Racing. “I knew it had it in it, I just wanted to choose the right moment to make a move. We ran pretty easy the first few laps getting our wits about us. All in all, it felt great.”

Without question, Class 7 had the toughest time with the water conditions on course, but still delivered some seriously tight action. The seven-boat boat field put on an aerial show for the fans lining the beach and boardwalk.  READ MORE ....



NOTE: PHOTOS have all been uploaded....


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2018 OPA Offshore Pt. Pleasant Beach Grand Prix Parade You have got to remember , this is Jersey !!! No one is going to let a little dampness keeping you from carrying on your events .....

All photos from the annual Pt Pleasant Beach Grand Prix Parade are now online: CLICK HERE


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Brick High School 2018 Junior Prom Photos It was an honor to capture the moments of all the kids just prior to them leaving for their Junior Prom. They all looked stunning.

Parents, All images are available for purchase at 50% off discounted pricing for Professional Lab Prints that are printed on Professional Paper and will last a lifetime.

If you prefer to print the images on your own, contact me via email at and I will provide the password to Download the High Resolution Digital Files free of charge. 

Thank you for the opportunity to photograph this memorable event.

Please see ALL images by CLICKING HERE.

NOTE: If there are any images in this gallery you would like removed, please contact us and we will remove them as soon as possible...


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Sharkey's 2018 Event Schedule 2018 Schedule is finalized and it is going to be a splash of a Season !!!

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Sharkey-Images would like to take this time to thank all of our generous sponsors for supporting us each year.

Special thanks to Mike Jurusz owner of Chef Mike's ABG who has really stepped up his support over the last year.

We welcome our new sponsor Empire Landscaping & Snow Services for their support for photo shoots in Erie, Pa and Buffalo, NY.

A new event for us this year is the 1000 Islands Charity Run in Clayton, NY.  An event in it's 2nd year and already has over 100 boats registered and many sponsors will to support the photography for this event. Thanks to Courtney Rutherford of TAG Mechanical for his support along with Brand X Performance Marine, Chef Mike's ABG, Sunsation Powerboats & Visual Imagination.

This is proving to be the "must do event" in the North East. Boats are coming in from all over the country to attend the event for a worthy cause.

A special thanks to Nolan Ferris and the entire Board of Directors who have been so instrumental in making this event the very best it can be.

New event added this year is the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Fun Run Fundraiser in New Rochelle, NY Aug 1st.

As usual the Poker Run Season kicks off for NJ with the NJPBC Atlantic City Rally on June 15th followed up by the Operation Shore Fun for Veterans.

We have a real variety of events to cover this year from Boat Races, Poker Runs, Fundraisers, Special Needs Boat Rides as well as Veteran's Events.


Upon request, images will be submitted to  and  Poker Runs America for publication.

Additional magazines and events may be announced at a later date. 

Stay tuned, it's going to be one BIG photographic season!!!

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'17-'18 Brick Dragons Bowling Team Banquet at Chef Mikes ABG Photos Once again, Chef Mike's ABG hosts the Brick Dragons High School Bowling Team's  Awards Banquet

Food was simply amazing, as expected by Chef Mike's ABG and the staff was all hands on deck for this group.

Please checkout the photos from the event.

Images may either be downloaded from the site or you have the option to have them printed by our professional lab at minimal cost.

See all Photos CLICK HERE.


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New 2018 Sponsor Empire Landscaping


New for 2018 we welcome David & Nicole Weschler and their Erie, Pa. based company  "EMPIRE LANDSCAPING"  

They are the former owners of the Outerlimits Powerboat "SANDMAN" and from the first event they met Sharkey, he came back with some images of their boat that they were simply amazed by. They have been a great customers ever since. 

This year they decided to step up their support and become a sponsor  of Sharkey-Images. 

We cannot thank them enough for their generosity.

If you are in need of any Landscaping, Construction or Snow Services and you are in their servicing area, please do not hesitate to give them a call at 814.490.6611 or for more information:


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Established in 2012 after Superstorm Sandy, A Need We Feed  organization has been serving up meals for those in need.

Most recently in 2018, A Need We Feed  became an official 501-3C Charity Organization. 

On March 24th they held their first official fundraiser at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Toms River, NJ with a portion of their proceeds for the day were being donated to A Need We Feed

On March 31st, the organization with its many volunteers and the generosity of Enzo's Caffe' Italia providing them the location to prepare over 700 meals for Veterans, Homeless and those in need of a meal on this Easter weekend.

A large thank you to Chef Mike Juruzs of Chef Mike's ABG for welcoming Sharkey-Images in to cover their behind the scenes look at the generosity of so many volunteers caring for others and making sure they have a hot meal around the holiday seasons of Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 


A special thanks to all of the sponsors supporting this organization and of course the amazing volunteers. 

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Video from 2017 Thanksgiving Dinners: 

(Sharkey-Images) 501-3c a need we feed charity chefmikesabg sharkey-images Sun, 01 Apr 2018 03:00:00 GMT
2018 Atlantic City Boat Show Photos You didn't make it to the Atlantic City Boat Show this year?  

Well courtesy of Coty MarineSunsation Powerboats and Miss Geico Racing we are able to provide you over 200 images to have a look around on what's new for 2018.

First thing I noticed since the last time I shot this event which dates back to 2015 is the entire AC Convention Center is back to being used at max capacity. 

This is sure a good sign that things are coming back in a big way... 

I am optimistic that the economy is bouncing back for the upcoming years.

Enjoy the show....


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VIDEO: Blizzard 2018 Conditions on the barrier island from Seaside Park to Bay Head, NJ


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In Memory of Anthony Sauta Just hours ago I learned that my long time friend Anthony Sauta had suddenly passed away.

The man was simply just one of "The Good Guys". 

He was one that was always there for me and anyone else. 

Just weeks ago we had a very long talk. He spoke of his mom passing and how she lived her life 100 mph up until the day she had passed. 

We both seem to agree, that is the way to live because there is no guarantee that we will live to see tomorrow.

I told him how much I was impressed with how much he has accomplished in life. With everyone that worked for him has been around a very long time and are like family.  I asked, "Just how do you do it?" He goes onto tell me that he surrounds himself with good people. 

He loved every person that worked for him, and I got to see that first hand when he asked to come shoot his corporate Christmas Party in 2014. He would hold the event in a ballroom at a hotel and made sure everyone had a room to stay the night so no one would have to drive home.

I will always remember the great rides we had in his Outerlimits, and the suggestions he gave me on shooting his boat when I was just starting out. 

I carry his advice on every shoot since then. 

With his passing, he is leaving a huge void in many of us. I know it will take some time, but we need to be strong and celebrate Anthony's life.

He is certainly going to be missed by so many people .

Enjoy these photos of Anthony's memories. He always said he was glad to have me around to capture the moments, because in the end, all we have is the 

memories to look back on... 

Godspeed Anthony.... I was so lucky to have known you....

God bless the Sauta family and friends....




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King of Offshore Reggie Fountain Documentary With the upcoming record attempt on the horizon early next year, I thought itbwoukd be a good time to reflect back at Reggie’s history.


Watch the full series of the documentary on Reggie Fountain by American Performance Media 

Click Here to WATCH

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VIDEO: Street Hassle and the Brass Balls Street Hassle and the Brass Balls playing live at the 2017 Arcuri for S.U.D.S Fundraiser.

More information and videos of the event can be found here:

 2017 Arcuri for Soldiers undertaking Disabled Scuba

Be sure to click on the viewing options and select HD for a better quality viewing experience ...

Crank up the volume and enjoy ! 


Click the image below to start the VIDEO:



Please visit for more information about the band.


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VIDEO: If There Is A Need We Feed Since taking care of the first responders on Barnegat Bay Island after Superstorm Sandy, this group of volunteers and Chef Mike Jurusz, Cliff Baker, Christine Hernandez, Michelle Jones and the support of their donors have continued their efforts feeding those that need a meal.

This is the 6th Annual event of providing 700+ Thanksgiving Dinners made, packaged and delivered to those in need.

Sharkey-Images had the opportunity this year to capture the behind the scenes of what it takes to make 13 dinners per minute.

Of course it goes without saying that a lot of prep work is done prior to the morning of Thanksgiving, but it is still quite a task to make the dinners and get them shipped out in under 3 hours from the time the volunteers arrive.

This video will walk you through on how they do it from the volunteers's instructions to the execution of those instructions.

We hope you enjoy the video, and if interested in volunteering here is their website and contact information below: 



Be sure to click on HD viewing options for best quality for viewing.

Still Photography from the event: CLICK HERE

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VIDEO: Vince & The Blues Collar Band LIVE at S.U.D.S. 2017 Fundraiser Along with this being THANKSGIVING week, we would like to thank Vince & The Blues Collar Band for being part of the entertainment line-up for the 2017 Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba Fundraiser.

As a token of our appreciation, here is a video of the band performing "Fly Like an Eagle" .

The band came on sooner than I expected, and unfortunately not all my cameras were in position. 

I made the best of it for what I had for content.... 


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In Memory of Joe Sgro November 10, 2017

Statement from Outerlimits Offshore Powerboat Company General Counsel Frank Sciacca on the death of our Company's President, Joseph Sgro:

"Outerlimits Offshore Powerboat Company and the entire Outerlimits family mourns the loss of our beloved President, Joseph Sgro. Joe, who was 63 years of age, passed away due to injuries sustained during a boating accident in the Florida Keys on Friday, November 9. Joe is survived by his loving wife Eileen, their beautiful five children and soon-to-be three grandchildren. Anyone who knew Joe loved him and his family. His larger-than-life personality and his generosity to his family and friends was unparalleled.

“The entire Outerlimits family is devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague who along with Brian McLaughlin is a shareholder and Director of Outerlimits, and we wish to express our deepest condolences to his entire family and especially Eileen, who is in our prayers. Details on arrangements will be made and released in the coming days."


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Team KooKin' Powerboat Video Team KooKin' making a splash while attending the 2017 S.U.D.S " Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba Fundraiser to provide veterans boats rides for the day. 

Multiple cameras were setup to film the Team KooKin' attending it's first event with its all new graphics.

Owner Chef Mike of Chef Mike's ABG could not be happier attending this event with his pre-owned Baja powerboat.

Check out the video below:


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2017 APBA LHRA NJ State Championships 2017 Lake Hopatcong Racing Association APBA Inboard NJ State Championships the weekend of October 7th & 8th on Lake Hopatcong in Landing, NJ

Couldn't have asked for better weather in October for this race, at least on Saturday anyway. 

I could only attend the one day of the 2 day event, but just as well, I still came back with over 2,300 images to sort through.

A lot a great safe racing throughout  the weekend, I was glad to be there to cover it even if it was for just the one day.


All Photos can be viewed and purchased by CLICKING HERE.



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2017 OPA Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix Written by Johnny Saris


With last weekend’s Offshore Powerboat Association 2017 National Championships at the Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix in New Jersey in the books, competitors across all OPA classes are looking ahead to the organization’s World Championships in November. But there’s still plenty to savor from yesterday’s action, which saw 44 boats in the fleet. 

The Super Vee, Super Vee Light, Classes 1-7 and Extreme took to the track during five races yesterday, which gave everyone a chance at a fairly open course. Dead flat waters and tight turns resulted in some very close racing.

One of the most impressive runs of the day was by ... READ MORE




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2017 Hudson River Run Photos This was the 9th time shooting the Hudson River Run and the day could not have been more perfect for shooting. 

I was fortunate enough to have my friends Paul & Jessica invite me to shoot off their 36 Concept powered by twin 350 Mercury Outboards.

To start the day, we were just north of West Point in the narrows. I mapped this area out during the week and made sure I had sunlight on the boats. 

Once all had passed on by we raced towards the Newburgh Bridge where the plan was to have the boats wait for us to pass so that we had another round of shooting. As luck would have it, we were just coming up on the bridge when all of sudden majority of the boats had left before we got there.

No big deal as I knew I would have better shots on the way back any way as the bows of the boats would be running into the sun. 

So off to lunch for us where we stopped at a high end restaurant called Shadows on the Hudson near the Mid Hudson Bridge. 

The food was great and having a chance to kick back and relax while we waited for everyone to finish up their lunch in Kingston, NY was a plus.

I put a call in around 2:30 PM to see what their estimated time was for their departure so that I could be sure we were in position.

Timing was perfect and no need to rush through lunch to get back to shooting.

Just as we got into position the first boat starts coming down. It was a good distance so the boats were very spread out making it much easier to get everyone I could.

Once they had all passed a second time we then went to Newburgh to tie up at Billy Joe's Ribworks to meet up with some friends on the docks.

It's been a long time since I have seen some of my friends so it was great to catch up with them and do a photo shoot for an upcoming story in Magazine .

It was getting close to the sun going down and I was desperately wanting to shoot Paul & Jessica's Concept as we headed back.

That is when Kendall Todd offered me a seat on his 30' Superboat powered by Richie Zul 800hp engine. What was even more impressive was shooting his 13 year old daughter throttling and driving the boat up to speeds of 80+ mph. You may read that story at .


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2017 ARCURI for SUDS Fundraiser Videos The 7th Annual Fundraiser Arcuri for SUDS - Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba was another success and had the most amazing weather than in recent years.

This is my third time covering this event and each year they tweak things and make it all that much better.

Lunch and Dinner Buffets were once again incredible.

Nick Acuri, Ray Malaspina , Dave Magliaro and their Team of Volunteers once again did a phenomenal job with this event.

Performances by Chris Bergamo, Emcee - Vince & The Blues Collar Band - Mike Soresso - Comedian: Kevin Dombrowski & Friends - 

Monmouth County Police & Fire Pipe and Drums - Street Hassle and the Brass Balls 


VIDEOS of the event are coming once edits are complete.


Below are the first videos of several that are currently being edited from the 2017 Arcuri For SUDS Fundraiser event.

More videos will be added to this page as they are completed....


Final and FULL LENGTH VIDEO from the 2017 Arcuri for SUDS Fundraiser.  Amazing people, speeches, food, entertainment and powerboat rides. 

Thank you all that support this wonderful cause.



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