The Pendleton Panther

Superboat national championships hit Clearwater beach

Posted on: September 26, 2009

bobteague2On October 2nd – 4th the world’s fastest offshore powerboats will be in Clearwater, FL racing in the first annual Clearwater Super Boat National Championships. The boats will be hitting between 100mph – 200mph and are some of the fastest and most expensive in the world. The races will be broadcasted on the CBS Sports Spectacular Television Series beginning in the fall of 2009. Producer John Potts, of American Powerboat Television stated last week, “This is the kind of extreme action that elevates recognition of the sport of offshore racing and builds audience base. Covering the close battles between these two boats at 200+ mph will make for GREAT television.” There will be up to 60 boats racing in the event and 3 of them are 50 foot catamarans that are full race applications with twin 2000hp turbine engines that push the boats upwards of 200mph. The event organizers are expecting 30,000 spectators along Clearwater beach.

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