Offshore Racing is back with the 2010 Super Boat International season underway
Miami, (April 5, 2010) – Super Boat International (SBI) is excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix. The Miami Grand Prix, April 16th through April 18th, will host the world’s fastest and most recognized vee bottom and catamaran style Super Boats… racing along the famed Miami Beach. The place most famous for offshore powerboat racing will especially excite crowds during Sunday’s (April 18th) offshore race along Miami Beach.
It was South Florida making go-fast boats famous or powerboats making South Beach famous, either way today’s most powerful and exciting boats will circle along 6.5 miles of the infamous beach. SBI is excited to bring the 2010 racing season opener to Miami. “Starting the season off in Miami has been a great tradition, the temperatures are a little cooler than in the summer heat and it always seems like a fresh start,” says John Carbonell, president and founder of Super Boat International.
Boats begin arriving Friday (16th) and stage in Bicentennial Park, (Miami) where fans can see their favorite team up close. After their arrival on Friday, the race teams will test on Saturday from 12-5. Sunday teams will race and compete in their select classes. Super Boats vary in sizes up to 50’ feet in length and can reach speeds in calm water races in excess of 200 mph.
The Super Boat season runs April through November with 8 events making up the National Championship title series and the final (9th) race of the season is the Key West World Championships. National races will take place in Biloxi, MS; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Sarasota, FL; Michigan City, IN; New York, NY; Morehead City, NC; and the series championship event will be held in Clearwater Beach, FL.
This year Super Boat International is producing the 30th annual Key West World Championships, the “Super Bowl” of all offshore racing events. This prestigious event always attracts avid fans and the best teams from around the world who compete in the weeklong “Super Bowl” of racing.
About Super Boat International
Super Boat International (SBI) is the longest running professional offshore racing organization in North America. SBI President and Founder, John Carbonell produces races, kilo speed events and distance attempts all across the United States. In 2010, Super Boat International recognizes the 30th running of the famed Key West World Championships and their 20th anniversary as Super Boat International Productions.