The teams participating the 2007 Class 1World Powerboat Championship are ready for the second race of the season, the Norwegian race in Arendal. Everyone is preparing their powerboats for this weekend’s Norwegian Grand Prix. Nicola Giorgi and Tomaso Polli declared: “We have upgraded the engine which gives us more power and top speed, maybe 10-15 mph. The boat is good in terms of acceleration, at the start and in the corners, but more top-end speed is what we needed. Of course, rough (...) > Full story
Earthrace crew finished the repairs and prepares for a new attempt to break the world record in 2008. Like before the previous attempt to break the record they will begin whit a world tour that promotes the biodiesel fuel.
The logistics coordinator Allison Thompson said last month: “We intend to get underway and head north as soon as Earthrace is launched, look for us initially in the Baltic starting 19 July at the Halmstad, Maritime Festival”.
The mission of Earthrace in each port of (...) > Full story
Only ten days have left until the second race of the Class One World Powerboat Championship. From 20 to 22 July eleven boats will compete in Arendal, Norway, for the precious points.
The Victory and Qatar Teams can expect to feel the full force of a major ‘backlash’ from the European teams at the Norwegian Grand Prix in Arendal, round 2 of the WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, after grabbing the top four spots in the opening race of the season in Athens, with only (...) > Full story
The Fountain Mercury 42 Executioner is the one of the fastest, smoothest, safest and best-handling boats built by Fountain Powerboats.
The recommended power for the 42 Executioner is a 525 hp Twin Mercury EFI w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM engine, but Fountain puts at the buyer disposal another four power option all Twin Mercury: a 425 hp 496 HO w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM engine, a 525 hp #6 w/Herring Props engine, a 600 hp SCI w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM engine and a 700 hp SCI NXT #6 engine. The top speed that (...) > Full story
The Saturday race of the first round of the German Grand Prix was canceled because the colision of two boats. The rescue services were called to the scene and one pilot, Sergio Carpentieri, was admitted to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. After consulting with the teams the Powerboat P1 officials decided to go ahead as planned whit the Sunday’s race and to dedicate it to Sergio Carpentieri.
Roscioli Hotels Roma posted a dominant performance to claim the (...) > Full story
The Fountain Mercury 38 Lightning is the end result of decades of supremacy on the world’s race courses. Definitely the first think that will attract your attention is not going to be the 2007 new design or the new features but the performance.
The Fountain recommends for its 38 Lightning model a Twin Staggered Mercury 525 EFI w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM/ITS engine, but like usual they provided three optional power options. So if you want more power you can choose one of the following (...) > Full story
Fountain Mercury’s 35 Lightning takes performance to a new level. The twin 525 EFIs engine can accelerate to speeds in excess of 100 mph, guaranteeing you’ll get to your destination in a real hurry.
If anybody ever packaged a speeding bullet and called it a boat, this is it. It’s a slightly scaled down version of the Lightning hulls that have conquered the world of offshore racing. Reggie Fountain said, “This boat is a sneak attack. It’s a wolf in sheep’s (...) > Full story
“We gave it our best shot” declare the Earthrace skipper.
While crossing the Mediterranean Sea Earthrace encountered several storms that stalled Earthrace’s speed from 22 knots to 10 knots (25.31 mph to 11.50 mph) as they battled head seas of 15 feet and 50 knot (57.53 mph) wind gusts. The powerboat suffered structural damage to its main hull and the crew decided on 31 May to abandon the world record attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
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Earthrace continues its quest to break the world record for circumnavigation of the globe by a powerboat. Earthrace entered the Red Sea May 22 2007, with a Northern path towards the Suez Canal.
Traveling north up the Red Sea is generally regarded as being one of the more difficult sea-going passages because of traditionally large head seas, however, Pete Bethune, the skipper of Earthrace, said this morning that “we are experiencing reasonably flat and calm conditions in the Red Sea which is (...) > Full story
Each 35 Executioner comes with a stylish color, coordinating dash, bezels, throttles and matching steering wheel. Embroidery adorns the seat backs, and a custom X logo is inlaid on the engine hatch. Custom graphics accent the Executioner’s exterior, and a stainless steel rub-rail insert give it an added touch of elegance. Powered with twin Mercury 425hp 496 cu.in. engines, the Executioner runs an astonishing 68 knots (78 mph) with amazing low-end pulling power and midrange throttle (...) > Full story