The Key West Power Boat race is recognized around the world as the biggest offshore racing event. This years line up of boats appears to be the biggest yet. These boats include many classes, Superboat Unlimiteds, multiple turbine, Superboats and many others.
This race is all about endurance. The three races were held Wednesday and Friday with the final race on Sunday. The first two race days the boats only do 1/2 the number of laps they will do on Sunday.
“I think we are going to have quite a lot of big boats here this coming weekend and that’s what people want to see.” – John Carbonell, President of Super Boat International and a Key West local
Racers and boats started arriving Sunday and a parade was held that started at the Truman Waterfront and went down Duval Street.
Sunday was the final and longest of the races held at this event. In the first race of the day, a boat was said to have hit an underwater hazard and flipped. All on board were recovered safely and the race continued.