RECORD-SETTING CATAMARAN FEATURED AT TAMPA BOAT SHOW
Speeds Reached Using Gulf War-Era Cobra Attack-Helicopter Engines
TAMPA, FL (September 8, 2010) – The 2009 offshore racing champion team, along with the one of the world’s fastest offshore catamarans, the Miss GEICO Racing Platinum will be on display for all go-fast fans at the 45th Annual Tampa Boat Show at the Tampa Convention Center beginning Friday, September 10th until Sunday, September 12th.
Known for their record-breaking speed, the country’s premiere powerboat racing team, Miss GEICO has at least five high performance boats within their fleet and will have the 40’ Platinum Rage BPM which tops out at speeds of more than 200mph on display throughout the course of the weekend. Tampa Bay Boat Show attendees can pick up a limited edition Miss GEICO poster, meet the GEICO Gecko and enter a raffle to win a gas card as well as get a quote and sign up for an insurance premium!
The jewel in the team’s crown is the world’s fastest offshore catamaran; a 50’ Mystic, powered by twin Gulf War-era Cobra attack helicopter engines, that reaches top speeds of 210 mph. Also included in the Miss GEICO team’s fleet is: a 44’ MTI with a top speed of 190mph, the popular Caveman, a 51’ Outerlimits Sport Yacht that can reach 150mph as well as the team’s support boat, a 10 Meter Cougar that can travel at almost 80 mph to shuttle rescue staff and their gear to wherever they’re needed!
The Miss GEICO Team is lead by owner and Palm Beach, FL entrepreneur John Haggin, driver Marc Granet and throttleman Scott Begovich. This weekend’s show is a stop in their summer-long racing series currently set to wrap in October in Cocoa Beach.
Tickets for the 45th Annual Tampa Boat Show are $9.00 for adults 16 and older, and kids ages 15 and younger are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult. For more information on Miss GEICO, scheduling or AMF Offshore Racing, go to missgeicoracing.com.
About Miss GEICO and AMF Offshore Racing
AMF (“America Moving Forward”) Offshore Racing, LLC was created in 2004 by John Haggin who jumped into the sport with his turbine powered boats and the same zeal and enthusiasm that made him a successful entrepreneur and in less than two short years, Haggin became World Champion. In 2007 Haggin teamed with GEICO and came up with the Miss GEICO catamaran, which has quickly become the most recognizable boat in the world. AMF Offshore Racing, LLC is headquartered in Riviera Beach, FL
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