2005 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: KEN LUSTY
Ken Lusty was introduced to the marine industry in 1964 by his father-in-law and has made a huge contribution ever since. Lusty essentially took a small marine business based in a garage and grew it into one of largest marine distributors in the country.
Involved in both yachting (where he raced Finns and Flying Dutchmen) and powerboat racing (where he campaigned the old Mystic Miss), Lusty was also an early member of the Northern Offshore Powerboat Club.
Lusty is largely responsible for revitalizing the BIA (Boating Industry Association) in the early 1980s and was a key instigator in launching the successful Imtec boat shows of the 1980s and 1990s.