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Real estate ‘Aquaman’ races at 200 mph

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Real estate broker Steve David likes to say that he "prospects for business at 200 miles per hour." That's not just industry hyperbole -- he really does it. David, who heads two brokerages in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, also happens to drive one of the fastest boats in the world. He's managed to combine his passion for speed with business networking -- though the thrill of the race is by far the motivator that has led him to 17 world speed records and 11 national championships in the sport of unlimited hydroplane racing, he said. "Unlimiteds" are the big guns of boat racing. " 'Unlimited' means it can have as much power as you want," David said. "They're powered by turbine engines -- essentially they're jets, but these engines turn a propeller. I'm fortunate to hold most of the records in the class." David, 56, has been working his way toward being the fastest man on water, as some have called him, for most of his entire life. ...