Powerboats ready to Race in Sarasota Super Boat Grand Prix

SARASOTA — Crowds gathered in Centennial Park as they ate, drank, listened but more importantly watched cranes lower powerboats into the water. Along Lido Beach, more crowds lined the shore to watch the powerboats make their practice runs along a 4.5-mile loop in the water. For the powerboat teams, traveling along the Gulf waters at […]

Speed Boats Parade Through Downtown Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. — Thousands of people lined Main Street in Sarasota to get a sneak-peek of some of the speed boats racing Sunday off Lido Key. Coral Warren moved from her hometown of Sarasota ten years ago to Oklahoma, but tries to come back as often as she can to see the races. “It was […]

Grand Prix Festival

Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival Returns to Sarasota

Over the course of nine days, the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival brings thousands of people to the streets and waterfronts of Sarasota for live music, one of the area’s largest fireworks displays, a parade, world-class boat races and other events. But when you ask Lucy Nicandri what makes the festival special, she doesn’t […]

Super Boat International Mourns The Loss Of Mike Sabo

Super Boat International was saddened to learn of the loss of our friend and former staff member, Mike Sabo. Sabo, who was 49, died suddenly on June 10, 2014 at his home in Marathon, Florida. From 2005 to 2011, Sabo worked closely with our course marshal, Randy Mearns, setting up the race course as well […]