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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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FPC Commences New Safety Programs for 2013

From Stu Jones- FPC President & Founder As many of you are aware, through the recent outreach efforts I have been making to our FPC members, it is time to tighten up on the way in which we manage our safety programs on poker run events. It’s no secret to any of us, that powerboating…

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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…

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The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show & Boat Show Bash Coming Soon

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is here October 25-29 and The Florida Powerboat Club will be hosting it’s 10 annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Bash & Bikini Contest on October 26th. This year features an ALL NEW venue on the World Reknowned Cocktail Barge. Get in on the party to see us crown Miss Key West Poker Run 2012 and feast your eyes…

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Bimini Smugglers Run completes the Bahamas 2012 excursions!

The 1st Annual Bimini Smugglers Run was originally scheduled for late June, as part of the FPC’s annual Bahamas Poker Run. With foul weather coming in from the tropics, the first round was cut short, as about fifteen teams returned to the mainland to avoid the rough seas and rains that followed.  Sept 14th was…

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