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Mon Apr 08 2024

Powerboat P1 Announces Expanded Partnership With Mercury Racing

  • Partnership began in 2017 and new agreement extends across all Class 1 races this year and five P1 Offshore events
  • Mercury Racing designated Official Engine of UIM Class 1 world series and Powerboat P1 racing

Our partnership with Mercury Racing began in 2017 and has expanded each year with new areas of collaboration and mutual business development. Partnering with the world’s leading marine engine manufacturer adds significant value to our business and this new agreement is another great step we are taking together to build upon an already successful relationship.
Azam Rangoonwala
Powerboat P1, CEO

Powerboat P1 has announced the renewal and expansion of its partnership with Mercury Racing. This will see Mercury Racing, a leading global provider of high-performance marine propulsion systems, continue to be the Official Engine of the UIM Class 1 World Championship and Powerboat P1 racing. The exclusive agreement extends to propellers and drives, with the sponsorship benefits running across all the events in the 2024 Class 1 series and the five events in the P1 Offshore race calendar, together with the Key West Championship.

P1 CEO Azam Rangoonwala explained: Our partnership with Mercury Racing began in 2017 and has expanded each year with new areas of collaboration and mutual business development. Partnering with the world’s leading marine engine manufacturer adds significant value to our business and this new agreement is another great step we are taking together to build upon an already successful relationship.”

The Mercury Racing 1100 Competition engine is the Official Power of the UIM Class 1 World Championship, the pinnacle of offshore racing. It was developed exclusively for APBA offshore racing and features Mercury Racing’s exclusive aluminum four-valve cylinder heads and dual overhead camshaft valve train. Class 1 teams will receive onsite technical support through Mercury Racing’s Race Support Team, underscoring its commitment to the sport and its products.

“Partnering with P1 allows Mercury Racing to share our passion for Wide Open competition with race teams and fans around the world,” explained Jeff Broman, director of category for Mercury Racing. “We’re committed to providing the highest power and performance on the water and nothing puts that to the test like the demanding conditions of offshore racing. Continuing this relationship allows our Race Support Team to be onsite in the pits, ensuring maximum output and fair competition, and it gives race fans the opportunity to connect with Mercury Racing in the P1 Village.”

New in 2024, the Mercury Racing tour truck will be at the St. Petersburg race event in October displaying consumer products and high-performance propellers. For fans not able to attend races in person, Powerboat P1’s Class 1 and P1 Offshore racing is broadcast nationally in the United States on the Bally Sports Regional Networks.

Partnering with P1 allows Mercury Racing to share our passion for Wide Open competition with race teams and fans around the world. We’re committed to providing the highest power and performance on the water and nothing puts that to the test like the demanding conditions of offshore racing. Continuing this relationship allows our Race Support Team to be onsite in the pits, ensuring maximum output and fair competition, and it gives race fans the opportunity to connect with Mercury Racing in the P1 Village.
Jeff Broman
Mercury Racing, director of category

UIM Class 1 and P1 Offshore racing will get underway next month at Cocoa Beach on Florida’s Space Coast:

Event Start of Event
Thunder on Cocoa Beach May 17th, 2024
Shoot Out Offshore - Lake of the Ozarks May 30th, 2024
Sheboygan MidWest Challenge Aug 09th, 2024
Powerboat P1 Sarasota Grand Prix Sep 13th, 2024
Powerboat P1 Petersburg Oct 18th, 2024

For more information on this release:

Mercury Racing : Kim Bresser, kbresser@mercmarine.com
Powerboat P1 : Roy Mantle, rmantle@powerboatp1.com

MercuryRacing.com MercuryMarine.com P1 Offshore Website

Photo Credits

1 222 Offshore racing at Sheboygan in the Mercury Racing MidWest Challenge 2023: Ronny Mac © ronnymac.com
2. Azam Rangoonwala with Mercury Racing 1100 Engine: Shelley Jory-Leigh
3. Mercury Marine factory, Fond du Lac, WI. David Lando © David Lando
4. Mercury Racing staff on hand at Thunder on Cocoa Beach 2023: David Lando © David Lando

About Mercury Racing

Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a leading provider of high-performance marine propulsion systems for discriminating boaters worldwide, offering an exciting and fulfilling power boating experience on the water. Using leading-edge technology, Mercury Racing produces high-performance outboards, sterndrives, propellers, parts and accessories. Mercury Marine is a division of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC), the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational marine products. Additional information is available at mercuryracing.com.

About Class 1

In October 2020, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) assigned the worldwide rights to stage Class I offshore powerboat racing to Powerboat P1. The agreement is for ten years and includes organizational and promotion rights to the UIM Class 1 World Championship. P1’s relationship with the UIM spans two decades and its aim is to take Class 1 back to where it belongs at the pinnacle of offshore racing. The agreement gives P1 the opportunity to grow the championship in the United States and at the same time develop plans to globalize the series over the coming years. For more information: class1world.com.

About P1 Offshore

This important brand within the P1 family encompasses the APBA offshore national championship series, with P1 having been granted by the APBA exclusive worldwide rights to film and distribute its offshore events for five years. At all race events, P1 will produce a one-hour television highlights show, featuring Class 1 racing and other APBA classes, to be broadcast in the United States and internationally. P1 coverage will include live streaming of all race classes on its Facebook page. Further information: p1offshore.com.