Without much of a break, things are starting to get busy again on the island with this week’s arrival of the 35th Annual Super Boat Key West World Championships. Sunday, Nov. 8th kicked off the week long event with a parade of the race boats throughout downtown Key West. The boats accompanied by some serious fancy toys, will be kept in Truman Annex for the week. Make sure you take a minute to check them out and don’t forget to bring your camera!
There are three different race days which you can watch off of Truman Waterfront – Wednesday, Nov. 11; Friday, Nov. 13; and Sunday, Nov. 15. There are seven different classes of boats that compete in the races. Two of the more popular classes include Superboat and Superboat Unlimited, as those are the races that generate some of the fastest lap speeds on record (see below).
In case you’re wondering who you should keep an eye on for the races, here’s a list of last year’s Super Boat Championship winners.
Superboat Unlimited – 113 MISS GEICO (2013 & 2014 Winner)
Superboat – 05 BROADCO
Superboat Extreme – 1 HOOTERS /INSTIGATOR
Superboat Vee – SNOWY MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Superboat Stock – S-110 SOS VENEZUELA
Manufacturer Production 3 – P3-23 BLACK PEARL
Manufacturer Production 4 – P4-33 CRAZY CHICKEN
Below are records for the fastest lap speeds set at previous Super Boat Key West World Championships. Keep this with you at the races and see if anyone from 2015 will break a record. (Go here for a complete list of records).
Superboat Unlimited – 126.1 – Key West 1999
Superboat – 115.7 – Key West 1999
Superboat Vee Extreme – 111.8 – Key West 2008
Superboat Vee Unlimited -111.5 – Key West 2006
Here is a direct link to the Super Boat International website where you can find a downloadable list of all previous winners and records. Be sure to check out their detailed schedule of all events happening at this year’s races in Key West (click here).
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