Mercury Racing Expanding Production And Propeller Facilities

In a move that points to a bright future for Mercury Racing on the cusp of its 50th anniversary, the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company broke ground today on a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing-space expansion and an 8,000-square-foot addition to existing propeller shop. The two-phase expansion, which will bring Mercury Racing’s facility […]

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St. Petersburg Grand Prix Defines The Heat of Competition

After qualifying in lane No. 1 for the Class 1 race at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and produced by P1 Offshore, the 47-foot Victory, Huski Chocolate, had the advantage that driver Travis Pastrana and throttleman Steve Curtis coveted heading into the fourth race yesterday. A combination of advantageous lane […]

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M-CON Racing to Compete in UIM Class 1 Next Season

Powerboat P1, the exclusive worldwide rights holder for the UIM Class 1 World Championship, announced today that M-CON Racing will be joining the race series in 2023. Based in Kansas and currently focused on defending their APBA Super Cat national title, the M-CON team of Tyler Miller and Myrick Coil will be competing next year […]

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New GBX Racing Team Joins UIM Class 1 World Championship

Powerboat P1, the exclusive international rights holder to the UIM Class 1 World Championship, has announced that Alex Pratt is launching a new Class 1 race team ahead of the next event in Michigan City on Aug. 7. Throttleman Pratt competed alongside driver Miles Jennings for Cayman Islands-owned 345 Racing in the opening two rounds […]

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Super Stock Class Takes Care Of Its Own in Sarasota Salvage Aftermath

<!– Racing: Super Stock Class Takes Care Of Its Own in Sarasota Salvage Aftermath –> The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix in Southwest Florida earlier this month was rough for the Super Stock class, which saw three out of 10 teams require salvage services after first-lap solo-boat incidents that forced the race—the fourth and final contest […]

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Sarasota Super Stock-Class Points Awards Explained

<!– Racing: Sarasota Super Stock-Class Points Awards Explained –> How do you score an offshore powerboat race when three boats crash in separate incidents early in the contest, producing two red flags and forcing officials to call off the rest of the event? That was exactly the challenge the American Power Boat Association’s chief offshore […]

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Fireworks On The Water In Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

<!– Racing: Fireworks On The Water In Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix –> After his canopied catamaran, Pro Floors Racing, claimed a hard-earned checkered flag in the Super Cat class at the 37th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, owner/driver Wayne Valder enthusiastically waved the checkered flag as the MTI catamaran idled along Lido Beach with the […]

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Pics And Picks: Post-Practice Racer Grabs From Sarasota

<!– Racing: Pics And Picks: Post-Practice Racer Grabs From Sarasota –> Though the three Bracket class races and Class 1 pole-position qualifying took center stage yesterday, practice and testing rolled on as usual yesterday at the  37th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix in Southwest Florida. Today’s action on the 6.7-mile course, which viewers can catch […]

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Huski Claims Class 1 Pole, Bracket Classes Deliver Surprises In Day One Sarasota Action

On a typical offshore racing weekend, Saturday is reserved for testing and practice—essential for the teams but less-than-compelling fare for fans of the sport—and racing follows Sunday. But in addition to the standard practice sessions, the 37th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix produced by Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore kicked off today with Union International Motonautique Class […]

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Dual Super Cat ‘Debuts’ Set For Sarasota Battle

<!– Racing: Dual Super Cat ‘Debuts’ Set For Sarasota Battle –> Despite that the new-for-2022 Dramatized Offshore Racing or the currently for-sale Dependable/Team 10 raceboats are out of the mix for the 37th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix in Southwest Florida this Sunday, the Super Cat fleet still has a robust seven teams registered. Of […]

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Interview: Catching Up With Powerboat P1 Head Azam Rangoonwala

<!– People: Interview: Catching Up With Powerboat P1 Head Azam Rangoonwala –> For the next three days, all eyes in the offshore powerboat racing world will be on the 37th annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix. The Southwest Florida event is both the third contest in the eight-race American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series […]

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Celsius Named Official Energy Drink of P1 Offshore and P1 AquaX

Powerboat P1 has announced a new partnership with Celsius Holdings Inc., a global consumer packaged goods company with a proprietary, clinically proven formula for its master brand Celsius. A lifestyle energy drink born in fitness and a pioneer in the rapidly growing energy category, which sees it become a Series Partner and designated Official Energy […]

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Suncoast Powerboats Adds Industry Professional Cole McGowan to its Brokerage

Suncoast Powerboat and Yacht Brokerage, the boutique sales firm based in Sarasota, FL, specializing in performance powerboats, performance fishing boats, and express cruisers, has announced the addition of Cole McGowan to its lineup of brokers. McGowan, a Sarasota native and Tampa resident, has been in the high-performance powerboat industry for ten years, working closely with […]

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CELSIUS Energizing P1 Offshore

<!– Racing: CELSIUS Energizing P1 Offshore –> A popular sugar-free energy/fitness beverage with seven essential vitamins, CELSIUS ® is now the Official Energy Drink and Series Partner for P1 Offshore, the offshore powerboat race-producing arm of  United Kingdom-headquartered Powerboat P1, as well as the P1 Aqua-X personal watercraft racing series. The news was announced in […]

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Powerboat P1 Communications Director McGowan Adds Yacht Broker To Resume

<!– In the News / People: Powerboat P1 Communications Director McGowan Adds Yacht Broker To Resume –> The Tampa, Fla.-based director of communications for Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore, Cole McGowan is taking on a new role in addition to his current duties with the stateside arm of the organization. McGowan recently earned his yacht broker’s license […]

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Mercury Racing expands Powerboat P1 partnership

Mercury Racing announced it has entered a two-year agreement expanding its partnership with Powerboat P1, an international marine motorsport promoter. The renewed and expanded partnership designates Mercury Racing as the official power of Class 1 and official partner of P1 Offshore, continues the on-site relationship with the Mercury Racing Race Support team members, and adds […]

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