Offshore Racing Turbine Class Closer to Reality

Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey ImagesPhoto courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

Without question, Miss Geico, a turbine-powered 50-foot-long Mystic catamaran, is the most recognizable boat in offshore powerboat racing. It also is the loneliest. That’s because despite all the raceboats in various classes you might see it passing at any given offshore race, Miss Geico usually “races” alone.

What do I mean? Other turbine-class raceboats have shown up at a handful—and I mean a handful—of races to compete with Geico during the past five years. Notable competitors have included Aqua-Mania and JBS Racing, both 50-foot Mystic cats, but for various reasons they’ve been inconsistent competitors for the Miss Geico team.

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