Founded by John Carbonell in 1989, Super Boat International races take place all around the country. With more than 37 years experience as a powerboat events promoter, in addition to 10 years experience racing powerboats, Carbonell uses his hands-on knowledge to attract some of the most competitive racing teams in the world.
Super Boat International is the premier national and international sanctioning body for offshore powerboat racing around the world. The series has attracted many celebrity racers over the years, including Don Johnson, Kurt Russell, Chuck Norris, Bruce Jenner and Jason Priestley. With an estimated million race fans attending Super Boat International races yearly and a significant increase in membership and attendance over the past three years, Super Boat International is poised for future success.
The rectangular racecourses average five miles in length, and the aptly named offshore boats power through the waves at speeds up to 180 mph. The action-packed races have attracted a large fan base, and superboats have even been highlighted in big-screen productions such as the 2006 hit, “Miami Vice,” starring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell and on NBC Sports television.
Racing’s elite also, featured on NASCAR’s “Countdown to Green,” “The Today Show” and featured in Forbes magazine. The superboats continue to attract new fans and keep loyal fans coming back for more. This year will mark the 36th anniversary of the Key West World Championships in Key West, Fla.