Super Boat International And Teams Ready For Cocoa Beach


8th Annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix – Time to Celebrate

Key West, Fla (May 5, 2017) — The countdown is on and today is the day to start celebrating. Today sets the clock for just two weeks until the 8th Annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix weekend in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Also, today marks the celebration of Mexican – American culture (Cinco de Mayo) and the birthdate of Super Boat International (SBI) founder, John Carbonell.

As many recognize today’s national celebration and birthdays, teams know they only have a few short weeks to get ready for the season opener, Thunder on Cocoa Beach, May 19th – 21st. Teams will arrive to enjoy the mid-week parties and gatherings and this year should be no different than previous years, as spectators in the tens of thousands crowd Cocoa Beach to watch the biggest and fastest boats race from Cocoa Beach Pier to Lori Wilson Park.

SBI president, John Carbonell, says it’s time to celebrate. “This will be our 8th year in Cocoa Beach which is a good achievement. And at my age, (I’m not going to say) it is a very good achievement too. I am eager to pull up the stakes and get the trailers headed to Cocoa and start the year.”

Any damn fool knows that sitting around in the off-season is hard and only raises the fever pitch for racing. Carbonell is no different. And not to take damn fool out of context, but Carbonell knows its true meaning. “It’s ok to be one… Damn Fools was the name of my first raceboat (27’ Formula) and that’s what they called us when we raced out of Key West. Guess it takes one to know one,” relates Carbonell.

This year the Superboat class is strong and growing and should field a competitive group of race boats for the coming season. Many will be out to show their force against last year’s National and World Champion, Team Performance Boat Center. Good spirited competition always brings great racing and that’s what the fans of SBI and Cocoa Beach want to see.

After Cocoa Beach, Super Boat International teams will head to Mentor, OH; Michigan City, IN; Clearwater, FL and then Key West, FL for the World Championships.

This year, Super Boat will continue with the pay-per-view platform to help control the distribution of live footage and provide the best possible live action for fans around the world.

If you missed any of the 3 segments of the 2016 Key West World Championships, presented by STIHL, on NBC Sports or want to watch all the shows again, you can relive the exciting action here on the SBI Youtube Channel. We look forward to seeing everyone in Cocoa Beach and look forward to a great racing season.

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Super Boat International (SBI) is the leading North American professional powerboat organization founded by John Carbonell. Teams from all around the world compete May through October in the National Series Points races and conclude in November for the famous Key West World Championships. SBI produces weeklong race events including entertainment, kilo races and distance records throughout the United States, South America and the Bahamas. Races include the World’s fastest Vee-bottom and Catamaran style powerboats, reaching speeds in excess of 180 mph. In the first quarter of both 2015 and 2016, Super Boat International Offshore Racing television coverage has been nationally broadcasted on NBC Sports showcasing the previous year’s World Championship Event.


One Response to Super Boat International And Teams Ready For Cocoa Beach

  1. Kerry Bartlett May 5, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Happy Birthday John! See you in a couple of weeks! We are ready for you!