POWERBOATING IN PARADISE TV WELCOMES NEW ADVERTISERS!

FROM: STU JONES, President- Florida Powerboat Club Dated: May 24.2013 We are most pleased to announce to our FPC members, TV viewers, marine trade and tourism partners, that Powerboating in Paradise TV is back on the air with another exciting series of half hour TV episodes, produced in full HD, and featuring all the highlights…

HELICOPTER CRASH IS TRAGIC NEWS FOR FPC FAMILY

THURSDAY APRIL 4TH, 2013 From Stu Jones: Florida Powerboat Club President. It is with great pain and utter sorrow, that I bring this tragic news to our extended Florida Powerboat Club family.  Helicopter owner-pilot Mark Palmieri lost his life late Wednesday in a horrific crash of his Robinson R44, one of four helicopters owned by…

FORT MYERS POKER RUN MAKES A BIG SPRING SPLASH!

Since Spring of 2010, three years had passed since FPC had staged a poker run event in the Fort Myers Beach/Cape Coral area, and it was a long-awaited return to this beautiful part of the Sunshine State. Abundant cruising options in scenic protected waters has always made this area an ideal destination for all boaters,…

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the Miami Boat Show Poker Run Winners! First Place: Wayne and Julie Casey. Second Place: Brian and Tammy Farley. Third Place: Matt Powers. Enjoy your prizes. And congratulations to all the participants of the Miami Boat Show Poker Run who had a great weekend in the Florida Keys and kept a clean safety…

Anatomy of a Debut: Inside the Formula 353 and Ilmor 570 Project

It’s no accident that Ilmor Marine chose a Formula Boats 353 FAS3Tech sportboat to showcase its first two production MV8 570 engines during the Miami International Boat Show this week. That a heavy—we’re talking 9,600 pounds—35-foot stepped V-bottom is the debut platform for the lightweight—we’re talking 830 pounds each without the IMCO Marine drives—570-hp engines makes perfect…

The Highs and Lows From 2012: Scott Sjogren

In the decidedly challenging economy of 2012, Pier 57 Marine in Gurnee, Ill., had its best sales year, ever. That’s the word from the company’s owner, Scott Sjogren. In early 2012, Pier 57 Marine merged with Shogren Performance Marine, dropped the Shogren moniker and moved operations to Illinois. At the beginning of this week, the…

Jacksonville River Rally Poker Run 2012

The 11th Annual Jacksonville River Rally Poker Run returned to the St. Johns River, with a wide variety of powerboats that ranged from outboard powered sport boats to turbine-powered catamarans. Over 150 participants enjoyed two days of Rollin’ on the River,  with some teams arriving as early as Wednesday for the weekend activities. For two…

IN MEMORY OF LEON & DAVID ORTEMOND

It is with great pain and sorrow that we report this tragic news to our Florida Powerboat Club membership, and members of the performance boating community. Jackie and I are in disbelief after receiving the news that early Saturday, April 15th, Leon Ortemond and son David were in a terrible boating crash on David’s 36…

LEON & DAVID ORTEMOND : VISITATION & FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

DAVID FUNERAL HOME in Abbeville, Louisana will be providing the following schedule: Visitation: Thursday April 19th: 10am – 9pm Rosary Service: Thursday 7pm Address: 2600 Charity Street Abbeville, LA  70510 Phone: 337-893-3777   Funeral Service: This information was provided by DAVID FUNERAL HOME. If there are questions, please call the above number, not the church.…

TAMPA BAY POKER RUN 2012- SEE THE PHOTO GALLERIES!

Just one month had passed since Florida Powerboat Club’s 2012 season kickoff in the Florida Keys, and another wave of poker run teams from around the country set their sites on the beautiful St. Petersburg, for the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Poker Run. With an impressive fleet that included at least three all-new STATEMENT Suv’s…