Powerboat P1 is the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world and has a long term commitment to growing and developing the sport of power boating at all levels. The Powerboat P1 team works closely with the sportï¿½s governing bodies, the UIM, APBA and the IJSBA. P1 has delivered more than 85 world championship events in over twelve different countries for more than a decade.
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Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a world-leader in high-performance marine propulsion systems and related products and focuses on high-performance marine engines and related products for a variety of applications, including powerboat racing, pleasure boating, and commercial use.
Mercury Racing produces a wide range of marine engines, including outboard engines, sterndrive engines, and racing engines, as well as other products such as propellers, steering systems, and electronic controls. These products are designed and manufactured to meet the demands of high-performance boating, and are used by racing teams, commercial operators, and recreational boaters around the world.
Mercury Racing has a long history of involvement in powerboat racing and is known for its innovation and use of advanced technology in its products.
Established in 1922, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is the world governing body for all Powerboating activities. It is fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is a member of the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) for whom the UIM President serves as President and Board member.
The UIM has 64 affiliated National Federations. Offshore, Circuit, Pleasure Navigation and Aquabike are among the main disciplines. The UIM has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to further its range of environmental initiatives and to share expertise.
President: Dr. Raffaele Chiulli
General Secretary: Thomas Kurth
The American Power Boat Association (APBA) is the national organization that governs powerboat racing in the United States. The APBA was founded in 1903 and has since then been responsible for establishing and enforcing the rules and regulations for powerboat racing events. It is the United States sanctioning authority for the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world governing body for powerboat racing.
Headquartered in Florida, the APBA has over 3,500 active members and sanctions over 150 races nationwide. The APBA sanctions all types of power boat racing from 205+ mph Unlimited Hydroplanes to smaller Junior Classes.
The APBA sanctions a variety of powerboat racing events including inboard, outboard, and offshore races. The organization also organizes national championships and maintains records for various categories of powerboat racing.
In addition to regulating powerboat racing, the APBA is also involved in promoting safe boating practices and supporting youth programs to encourage interest and participation in powerboat racing.
Founded in 2009 by co-publishers Matt Trulio and Jason Johnson, SpeedontheWater.com delivers the inside story on the spectacular events, people, products and trends in the high-performance boating world. The daily news and features site caters to the go-fast community, pulling out all the stops to deliver fresh, accurate and engaging content that sets it apart from the rest. Speed On The Water and its partner Scrapyard media are currently producing a documentary capturing the build of the M CON/Monster Energy Class 1 team Skater raceboat. The video will air in May.