As previously reported on speedonthewater.com, the STIHL offshore racing team has added a second raceboat to its stable for the 2017 season. Driver Mike Fosse will join throttleman Billy Glueck in the team’s 30-foot Superboat Vee-class Phantom, which thanks to Ryan Beckley of Kinetic Animation in Sarasota, Fla., has been decked out in STIHL team graphics.

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The STIHL team’s Superboat Vee-class raceboat is ready to go for the SBI season-opener in Cocoa Beach this weekend. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Earlier today, Speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden captured the boat during its first sea trial on Sarasota Bay. This weekend, Fosse and Glueck will tackle their first race together at the Super Boat International season-opener in Cocoa Beach, Fla. They’ll be joined by their Superboat-class teammates driver Jake Noble and Grant Bruggemann in the STIHL Skater Powerboats 388 catamaran.

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