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  • ABU DHABI BOUND
  • POWERBOAT RACING RETURNS TO INDIA
  • MARITIMO MAKES AUS-NZ CROSSING LOOK EASY
  • VICTORY – 2016 WORLD CLASS 1 CHAMPS – WE CAN’T BE RIGHT ALL THE TIME
  • HUNTON POWERBOATS IN LIQUIDATION
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ABU DHABI BOUND

Things will be a bit quiet over the next few days as we are heading for the ‘land of action’ Abu Dhabi. Not only have we seen X Cats and Class 1 from the UAE Capital, we also witnessed a new World F1 motor race champion. It’s now the turn of the World F1 powerboat Series and of all three factions, I think the F1 powerbooats are possibly the most…

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POWERBOAT RACING RETURNS TO INDIA

During 2004, Mumbai welcomed a round of the UIM World F1 Series and it attracted huge crowds. In March 2017, the city will play host to the offshore P1 fleet and it could be equally popular. P1 now runs championships in the UK and USA and are determined to broaden the brand worldwide. P1 consists of Panther monohulls, Aquasport Jet Skis and in 2017 a RHIB is being added to…

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MARITIMO MAKES AUS-NZ CROSSING LOOK EASY

After 138 hours at sea and a fuel burn of 7488 litres of diesel, Maritimo skipper Russell Fleming said his recent crossing from Hope Island on Queensland’s Gold Coast to Opua in New Zealand in an M64 cruising motoryacht was a good test of the vessel’s capabilities. Russell and his crew set off from the Gold Coast with 8000 litres of fuel on board and they averaged 8.9 knots for…

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VICTORY – 2016 WORLD CLASS 1 CHAMPS – WE CAN’T BE RIGHT ALL THE TIME

After the final race of the 2016 World Class 1 Series we jumped in an declared Abu Dhabi as having retained their title. This was based on Victory 3 winning the first two races with Abu Dhabi second and in the third race Abu Dhabi won it and Victory 3 was fourth. However we were wrong as the Dubai team had completed three race and not changed an engine while…

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HUNTON POWERBOATS IN LIQUIDATION

One of Britain’s most famous names in high performance powerboating, Hunton has gone into liquidation and all its assets are up for sale. We believe this is at least the second time the company has hit the buffers. The business founded by Jeff Hunton many years ago, has changed hands but the products have always oozed quality and performance and it’s surprising that a craft as good as Hunton’s cannot…

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MUIRA MAKES AWESOME PRICE AT AUCTION

After the success of the 40 year old Cougar 69 winning the 2016 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes, we had several enquiries from potential racers as to where these ‘Golden Oldies’ can be purchased, afterall most must be cheap as their racing days are long gone (Cougar 69 was an exception as she was only lightly raced) The hulls had to be aluminium so the name CUV was the popular choice, and Cinzano was…

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WE WERE ALMOST WRONG AS ABU DHABI RETAIN UIM WORLD CLASS 1 TITLE

Yesterday we implied it would be almost a stroll in park for Dubai’s Victory 3 after easily winning the first two races. However it’s not the first time we have been wrong as American’s John Tomlinson and Gary Ballough clinched victory in the final race of the series by one point. Azif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi were crowned overall runners up in the series after breaking a propeller…

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ANOTHER MAXIMUM POINTS FOR VICTORY 3

Victory 3 has become the Usian Bolt of Class 1…almost unbeatable. They took the second heat of the UIM World Class 1 Series with ease. The Dubai duo of Azif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi make it look so easy, even in X Cats. Few could say the opposition was inferior as they were up against two reigning world champions in John Tomlinson and Gary Ballough aboard the latest…

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AUSTRALIAN OFFSHORE FINALE – 2016

With a new magazine due out in days, the report of thwe final round of the Australian Offshore Championship would be old news if it appeared in the next issue published in March 2017 so we include it on our website. Australian Offshore Powerboat Championship Hervey Bay a quiet seaside town on the Queensland coast is well known for its warm, calm waters sheltered by World Heritage Listed Fraser Island….

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SURPRISE, SURPRISE, VICTORY CLINCHES FULL MARKS IN RACE ONE

Despite Abu Dhabi importing two reigning American world champions, Team Abu Dhabi had to settle for second best against Class 1’s most succesful outfit. Victory 3 started in pole position from Team Abu Dhabi 6 and Relekta and the run out to the opening turn buoy would be crucial for the three starters after the original start was red-flagged. Victory stole the advantage and began to pull away down the…

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AMERICAN’S KEEN TO CLINCH USA AND UIM WORLD CLASS 1 TITLES

Fresh from winning American style ‘World Championships in Key West, John Tomlinson arrived in UAE capital Abu Dhabi to try and retain the title he won last year for Team Abu Dhabi. At Key West Tomlinso was in the Superboat class but in Abu Dhabi he will be aboard the American built MTI cat that was built last year. John teams up with local driver Faleh Al Mansoori. Aboard the…

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DUBAI 33 HOLDS ABU DHABI AT BAY TO WIN FINAL X CAT GP OF 2016

Victory Team flip out of second place in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on third lap of 14 Dubai 33’s Salem Al-Adidi and Eisa Al-Ali led from pole and fended off a fierce challenge from Team Abu Dhabi 5’s Rashed Al-Tayer and Majed Al-Mansoori to seal an impressive 3.16-second victory in Friday afternoon’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round of the 2016 UIM XCAT World Series, at the Abu Dhabi…

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