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The FPC facility is located in a modern warehouse complex, which completed construction in 2006. Stu and Jackie Jones formed Tymax Enterprises in that year, (named after their two sons Tyler and Maxwell) and purchased the building as an empty shell. From summer 2006 and for the next fifteen months, this 3,000 square foot shell underwent a complete build-out, with finished offices and a modern studio facility located upstairs. In November 2007, the club staff moved in and commenced operation, making this the new FPC headquarters. This building has made it much easier for FPC to operate the business and better serve its 500-plus members.
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The mission and history of Florida Powerboat Club
The Florida Powerboat Club was founded in 1993 as a membership-driven organization, to promote safe, responsible powerboating in a group setting and assist performance boating enthusiasts in many ways to achieve the maximum enjoyment from their Florida powerboating lifestyles. The club founder is committed to the objective of improving the sport for its participants, while fostering a positive image with the general public. Florida Powerboat Club welcomes both beginners to the sport, as well as seasoned veterans, to cultivate an atmosphere where individuals from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultures may interact and share in the pursuit of this exciting recreational sport.
The Details and History of FPC
Florida Powerboat Club events date back to April 1992 — Originally named: Sunny Isles Powerboat Club, operating from Sunny Isles Marina, North Miami Beach. Officially incorporated as a Florida Corp. in June 1993. Boats in the club include offshore sport and performance style vee-bottoms and catamarans, single to quad engine configurations. Top speeds range from 50mph to 180mph.
There are more than a dozen powerboating club events planned yearly throughout Florida and the Florida Keys as well as the Bahamas. Events range from 1-day to 7-day excursions, including rallies and Poker Runs. Average cruising speeds are 50-60 mph. New classes have been introduced recently for boats with cruising speeds close to 100 mph. Most trips favor the fair-weather, calm-water conditions. Events are cancelled and/or re-routed in cases of foul weather. Non-boating activities are occasionally planned including membership parties during major boat shows.
Meet the Poker Run Professionals of FPC
The Florida Powerboat Club staff is composed of dedicated people providing a wide variety of services that are designed to assist FPC members in achieving the maximum enjoyment of owning, and using their powerboats in the Sunshine State. The structure of the FPC office is to provide a strong resource base for club members registering for poker run events, including the reservation process for accommodations and dockage on all events. In addition, through the publishing of the FPC magazine, Powerboating in Paradise, and the production of exciting poker run videos, FPC has evolved as a very active media company, offering services that include aerial photography and videography, as well as digital editing and video production.
Stu Jones has always had an interest in motorsports, powerboating and speed. He founded Florida Powerboat Club in 1993 to create an organization for people to do what they love. Originally born in Canada, Stu migrated to the US in 1991 and is now a naturalized American citizen. Stu is married to Jackie Jones who helps with the day-to-day operations of FPC. They reside in Pompano Beach, Florida with their 2 sons Tyler and Maxwell.
Click here to read a note from Stu
Dear Members, Sponsors & Powerboaters,
I want to begin by thanking all of our supporters over the last several years, for helping to keep the dream alive. The Florida Powerboat Club is so unique and so specialized in the services that we provide, that we could never have survived all these years without the repeated membership renewals, and continuing participation on our FPC poker run events. But the last couple of years have been tough for many of us, and we continue to do all that we can to meet the challenges and adapt our business model in a way that keeps us alive as a viable business entity. Sure we love what we do, and yes we are certainly proud of what we have accomplished as a membership driven organization. That said, if there was one message that I could continue to share with our members…it’s that FPC will barely survive the next decade, by operating poker run events alone as the main focus of our business. We have a highly skilled staff, a building over our heads, and plenty of equipment to provide a multitude of services for our members. From producing photo enlargements and custom framing, to photo and videography services, and even making travel arrangements & reservations at major resorts throughout Florida and the Bahamas, the FPC staff is here to serve you, with professionalism and with the respect that you deserve. After all, you’re a member of the Florida Powerboat Club! So please read below, find out what we can do for you…to help make your life just a little more enjoyable!
Stu Jones – Florida Powerboat Club President
Being married to the boss isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when you work at Florida Powerboat Club, and being the mother of two young boys at the same time can really put the nerves to the test! But somehow Jackie manages the stress and still handles her position as Event Manager with poise and professionalism. Over the years, Jackie has become a seasoned pro when it comes to making reservations for accommodations and dockage on behalf Florida Powerboat Club members. In fact, since taking on this role back in summer 2002, Jackie has gained so much valuable experience as a travel professional, she is now an accredited IATAN travel consultant, and can pretty much book your reservations anywhere you want to go…even if its not a Florida Powerboat Club event! As her sons Tyler and Max grow up and become more active with school and extra-curricular activities, Jackie’s role as an active Mom splits her time between home and office, but there’s never a computer far from her fingertips. So next time you want to go somewhere…in Florida or abroad, let Jackie take care of your travel needs. It keeps her out of trouble, and helps out the club! More importantly, its one less thing for you to worry about!
Office hours: 10 AM – 4 PM weekdays