The HIstory of Rage Powerboats

Rage Powerboats specializes in custom fiberglass design and speed boat construction, rigging, repair, and paintwork. Rage Performance Boats is the brainchild of Mark Schnepf who brings over 50 years of combined experience in custom design, fabrication, set up and repair of high performance boats. 


Championship Winning Boats

Racing is in our DNA. Mark Schnepf’s Activator Boats have dominated the Factory One class in APBA offshore boat racing for decades, earning numerous National and World Championships. With an extensive background in fiberglass design and construction, our boats have proven themselves as champions on the water.

we make a great team

companionship through competition

We are driven by the passion for delivering excellence in every vessel we create.


Mark Schnepf has extensive experience in fiberglass design and construction as a result, most of the boats he has built have become National and World Champions in the APBA and other offshore racing circuits. His boats have dominated the offshore racing circuits Factory One class from 1999 to present, bringing their owners many National and World Championships. In 2001 and 2002, Mark Schnepf with his longtime friend BJ Maher, won back-to-back National Championships in a boat that Mark built.

Activator Boats dominated the factory one class in APBA offshore boat racing for two decades.   Racing came as a natural progression for the brand, and becoming the world champion was simply inevitable. Specializing in hulls that perform in the roughest most difficult water conditions are Mark’s passion and true talent.  


At Rage Powerboats, our philosophy revolves around providing an all-inclusive operation to guarantee high-quality service, convenience, and adherence to specific timelines. We understand that your time on the water is precious, and we aim to maximize your boating experience.


At Rage Powerboats, we understand that each boater has unique preferences. That's why we offer a range of customization options, including custom plug and mold work, construction of hatches, dashboards, bussles, and windscreens, and designing new decks. We can even convert conventional V Bottoms to Step bottoms and undertake custom gelcoat repair and color matching.


Our Rage Powerboat designs are meticulously crafted, incorporating insights from offshore racing R&D. Each model is rigged to racing standards, ensuring top-notch performance on the water. Our boats are sleek, sexy, and plush, featuring non-slip cockpit soles and stainless hardware throughout. Safety and comfort are our top priorities, and we integrate aerodynamic technology into the occupant seating.

Our History

Built to fit your lifestyle

Owner, Mark Schnepf has been in the boat business his entire life.   Mark recalls rebuilding engines, painting boats, repairing fiberglass, and every type of marine work he could at a very young age.   Growing up in a marine focused family, Mark spent a large portion of his childhood at the Marina with his father and family members.  The family owned Marina laid the foundation for Activator Boats Inc.

“When I was sixteen years old, I went for a ride in a 70 mph. homemade Deep V. That was it for me,” says Schnepf.

Within one year he put together his own 70 mph rig. Life had taken a sudden turn,

“While my friends were driving their first cars, I was building my own boat”, says Schnepf. 

In the late 1970’s Mark was building plugs and molds for some local guys which later landed him at Hustler Powerboats.

“After a year or so with Hustler I felt it was only natural to go out on my own fully,” says Schnepf. 

At this time it was 1985 and the 22 Activator was born.   Between Ocean Outboard ( a local dealership) and Activator Boats over sixty-five 22 foot boats were built and delivered  in less than three years.  Mark’s early career experience spans a variety of companies such as Hustler, Cobra, Scorpion and Apache. 

Our Work

Our Builds

Quality materials

We use only the highest-grade vinyl ester resin and bi-directional fabrics vacuum bagged over various cores. If you have specific material preferences like epoxy resin, kevlar, or carbon fiber construction, we’re happy to accommodate your needs.

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Choose Rage

Choose Rage and Live on.

Speed on the water is unlike anything else. One might say it is the “Final Frontier” where adrenaline runs for hours and the experience lasts a lifetime. At Rage Powerboats our builds are engineered for optimal performance, safety and comfort. The recognizable style makes these vessels stand out in a crowd. Every boat is hand built by technicians with decades of experience using vacuum bagged computer designed composite laminates. Owning a Rage Powerboat ensures you that when the conditions of the sea may seem too severe and your friends have gone back to port, your Rage can take on absolutely any type of water conditions without a second thought.