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      Published on 04-19-2016 11:18 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Key West, Florida-based Super Boat International (SBI) has announced that EDOX Watches has been named official timing partner of Super Boat International.

      “We are proud to name EDOX as the official timing partner for 2016. They have chosen to get involved with SBI and offshore racing in the US, which aligns with their Sporting Collection – Chronoffshore 1 Series,” said SBI founder and president, John Carbonell. “Their commitment to SBI is season long and will reach a peak during the awards ceremony at the 36th Annual Key ...
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      Published on 03-28-2016 08:39 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      The New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club has released its 2016 poker run schedule, featuring 12 major events between April and September.

      Four of the scheduled events are new for this year. They include the Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix, from May 20 to 22; the Rock the River Rally on August 6; the Fun Run to Hoffman’s Marina and Waypoint on August 27; and the Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix, which wraps up the season on September 18.

      The 2016 season will once again be highlighted by the annual Festival of Speed Weekend in honor of America’s military, to be held from June 17 to 19. Three days of festivities include a rally to the Golden Nugget Hotel, the popular dock party, race boats on display at the race village at the Golden ...
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      Published on 03-24-2016 10:31 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Team Gone Again owner Kenny Mungle and teammate Lee Lockwood have officially announced the purchase of the recently retired, 2010 Stihl 388 Skater from Robert “J.R.” Noble. They hope to race the boat this season.

      Mungle and Lockwood currently run a retired, 1991 Skater race boat with twin 1,600 horsepower Sterling engines in shootout competitions. Team Gone Again is known as the world's fastest 32-foot Skater, having clocked an official top speed of 188 mph. “We are extremely excited about the 388,” said Mungle in a press release. “The type of events we will be able to ...
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      Published on 03-04-2016 07:00 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Performance boat enthusiasts will get a first-hand look at Hallett’s all-new, outboard-powered 290-S mid-cabin bowrider next month when it appears at the 18th annual Desert Storm Poker Run and Street Party in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

      The new model – the first outboard-powered performance boat from the Irwindale, California-based company in decades – was unveiled in late February at the Los Angeles Boat Show. Its upcoming appearance at Desert Storm will mark the first time the public will have an opportunity to see the new ...
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      Published on 03-02-2016 09:29 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      The Chicago-based National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) announced Wednesday that it has “reached an agreement to transfer ownership” of its Los Angeles Boat Show and San Diego International Boat Show to Duncan McIntosh Company, Inc., effective immediately.

      Described as a strategic change to its boat show roster, the move means that NMMA will close its western office later this spring. In a letter to exhibitors, NMMA president Thom Dammrich wrote “We are sad to say goodbye to Dave Geoffroy and his talented team of professionals ...
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      Published on 02-25-2016 12:04 PM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Mercury Racing has unveiled a pair of all-new four-blade, high performance propellers – the Revolution 4 XP and Revolution 4 XC.

      The Revolution 4 XP propeller is said to provide extreme precision when dialing in multi-engine, stepped-bottom performance center consoles (including triple, quad, quint installations) as well as single-engine bay boats. Well-suited for the Mercury Verado 350 and Mercury Racing 400R outboards, the new XP models offer an expanded range of 18-inch ...
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      Published on 02-22-2016 08:57 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Poker run organizers Poker Runs America and the Florida Powerboat Club have announced their respective 2016 event schedules.

      Poker Runs America (PRA) and its sister brand, Power Boating Canada, features new dates in its 2016 lineup for events in some of the most beautiful boating venues in North America. All PRA events are sanctioned by the American Poker Run Association.

      The schedule of events includes:

      July 1-2
      Ottawa River Festival Poker Run
      Rockland, Ontario

      July 22-24
      Alexandria Bay Poker Run
      Alexandria Bay, New York

      July 29-30
      Bay of Quinte Poker Run
      Belleville, Ontario

      August 19-21
      1000 Islands Poker Run
      Kingston, Ontario

      August 26-28
      Rock the Bay Poker Run
      Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

      Sept 2-3
      Lake Ontario Poker Run
      Toronto/Niagara region, ...
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      Published on 02-01-2016 12:18 PM

      Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce that NBC Sports will air enhanced coverage of the 35th Annual Key West World Championship, which was held in November at Key West, Florida

      Following the success of last year’s one-hour special event coverage which aired on NBC Sports, for 2016 race programming has been expanded to three one-hour episodes. Air dates for the three episodes are Sunday, February 14 at 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 20 at 6:00 pm, and Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 pm (all times EST).

      With the expanded ...

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