The Truman Waterfront in Key West, Florida, becomes race central November 4-11 as super boats from around the world gather for the 38th Annual Key West World Championship.
There is little that compares to the excitement of watching boats race at speeds more than 180 mph at the Annual Key West World Championship. From high-performance outboards to the unlimited super boats, racing teams prepare all year for this final event of the season. The rectangular race course will set up on the Truman Waterfront in Key West for great spectator viewing, and all of the boats will be on display for an up-close look at these impressive machines.
Local boaters can also become a part of the action by volunteering to work as an “Official Watercraft.” Interested boaters can assist and carry emergency medical personnel or sweep the course of recreational boaters that may inadvertently enter the race area.
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, Caitlyn 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.
Download the Patrol Boat form to volunteer and check out the schedule at superboat.com/key-west-2018.