Florida Powerboat Club is chartering a new course with Project Superhawk! A “fun boat day” could have different definitions depending on the person. Some people enjoy moving fast along the water, and some people enjoy a slower pace for cruising. This inspired the poker-run charter option. Continue reading below to learn more!
Heading to the water last week for the first time since it was completely updated, a 1998 Sunseeker Superhawk will be the Florida Powerboat Club’s first charter boat. The 48-footer will be available to club members for all but its Orange Beach, Ala., and Destin, Fla., events. Including a captain and a steward, the stylish offering—no longer in the Sunseeker line—can accommodate six passengers. It also will be offered for non-event-related charters.
For Stu Jones, the president of the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based outfit, the project is the byproduct of observations he’s made in almost 30 years of producing go-fast boating events. Not every member of the club, Jones said, agrees on what constitutes “a fun day of boating,” and that gave him an idea.
With a renovated Sunseeker 48 Superhawk, the Florida Powerboat Club now has a poker-run charter option.
“So many times during the years, I’ve seen the guys enjoying a windy, 100-mph adrenaline rush while the ladies would rather be cruising at 45 mph and sipping cold beverages,” he explained. “The Sunseeker Superhawk was the perfect answer to this dilemma, giving families and would-be poker run enthusiasts the opportunity to keep up with the pack—albeit in a more civilized setting—with cushy air-conditioned cabin, a full bathroom, and lots of lounge seating.
“And for those who still want plenty of wind and sun, the sunbed on the engine hatch or and the foredeck lounge are plenty comfortable,” he added.