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).
GEICO will make a bigger splash in race waters this year when the 2016 season series begins in April. Along with its World Champion Miss GEICO racing team, the company will also sponsor both a P1 SuperStock race boat and an AquaX racer this year.
The GEICO-branded P1 Panther race boat, driven by World P1 Champion racer Craig Wilson, will make its first appearance in Tavares, Fla. in April. Wilson is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the P1 Panther. “I’ve enjoyed watching the one-design series both at events and
Not sure what to give the performance boater on your holiday gift list? Here are some ideas for go-fast boat gearheads.
Mercury Racing MRS19 Colorblock Long Sleeve Performance Tee
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Mercury Racing Hoody
This ultra-heavyweight cotton/poly blended hoody Vintage Navy Heather sweatshirt is great for chilly days on the water. It Features a front pocket, heavy-gauge draw cord and full front and hood Mercury Racing imprints. Price is $30.99
Italian manufacturer Revolver Boats (www.revolverboats.com) has introduced a new center-console model, the 43CC. It measures 41’6” LOA with an 11’4” beam and is rated for 12 passengers with a fuel capacity of 343 gallons. The company says it can power the boat with up to three Seven Marine or Mercury Racing 400R outboards. The twin-stepped bottom design should exceed 55 mph with three Seven Marine motors, according to Revolver.
The new model was designed by Alberto Mancini of AM Yacht Design, who also designed the Revolver 44GT. The
On December 4 and 5, the 15th annual edition of the Boating Toys for Tots Tour will be taking place in Palatka, Fla., at the Crystal Cove Resort. This is a great event that combines a fun boating destination with a worthy cause. From single-engine outboards to offshore V-bottoms and catamarans, a great variety of performance boats participate in the event.
Registration opens Friday December 4th and at 10 a.m. the boats and crews gather to prepare for an informal lunch run so owners can make sure everything is running right.
For the second time in three years, throttleman Jay Muller won two titles in different classes at the 35th Annual Key West Superboat World Championships last week.
The 44-year-old throttleman from Lake Hopatcong, N.J., won offshore powerboat racing championships in the Superboat class in the 40’ Skater, WHM Motorsports, with owner/driver Billy Mauff and in the Superboat Stock class in the 32’ Doug Wright, Talbot Excavating, with owner/driver Kyler Talbot. He accomplished the same feat with the same teams in 2013, only in different boats.
“I had the points figured out. I only needed a second place in Stock and in Superboat to win,” he said. “There was no
Forty of the best teams in offshore powerboat racing have descended upon Key West, Fla. for the 35th annual Superboat International Key West World Championships, which are being presented by GEICO insurance.
The boats compete in a three-race format. The first race is Wednesday, November 11, followed by another one on Friday and the finale on Sunday. World champions are awarded to the teams that accumulate the most points for the three days. What makes things interesting is that the points are doubled on Sunday so the title will more than likely come down to the last day in many classes.
Two of the most decorated offshore powerboat racers from the United States, Gary Ballough and John Tomlinson, won the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship today after finishing second in the final race of the season, the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
Racing an MTI catamaran, which is also built in the United States, Tomlinson and Ballough overcame a heart-stopping moment on lap 3 when they were forced to shut down an engine, before restarting and going on to finish second, but that was good enough for them to claim the overall win for the multi-race championship.
The Victory Team’s Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi ended the season with their first win