Emerald Coast Powerboat Week

Powerboat Week: August 14-18, 2019

Emerald Coast Powerboat Week is a full week of water and land based activities scheduled in beautiful Destin and the surrounding areas. Emerald Grande will be the host resort for event. Several Marina choices are available to suit your needs. Please check back for more details as we get closer to the event.

Registration Forms — Word PDF

Departure: Sat 8/17 – Course map provided at Captains Meeting

Mandatory Captains Meeting: Emerald Grande – Friday 8/16 11am & 6pm

Destination: Emerald Grande
Room Rates: Starting at $355 per night
Dockage Rates: TBA

Reservations: Contact FPC Office at 954-545-1414

Emerald Coast TDCOur 2019 Emerald Coast Powerboat Week Charity Beneficiaries will be announced soon. Please stay tuned!


Note: Schedule subject to change. Updated itineraries will be provided to all event participants at check in.

WEDNESDAY 8/14:
“Trucks ‘N Boats” Powerboat Parade – Harborwalk Village

THURSDAY 8/15:
12pm: Early bird Fun Run
8pm: Miss Powerboat Week Contest

FRIDAY 8/16:
12pm Fun Run to Juana’s
8pm Captains Kick-off Party – AJ’s Destin

SATURDAY 8/17:
10am Emerald Coast Powerboat Poker Run

SUNDAY 8/18:
Crab Island Raft-Up

Event Fees:

Powerboats: $750 (Includes: Boat, Captain, & Mate)

Extra Crew: $150 (Includes: souvenir event tee, catered function passes for dockside breakfast, poker run lunch, and Sat evening dinner party)

Safety Management Fee: $50 for all boats

Applicants for participation in the Winter Poker Run must meet the following requirements with no exceptions:

  1. Registered boat owner must be an active member with Florida Powerboat Club. (social or video membership are not qualified member programs)
  2. Registered boats may be approximately 25-80 feet in length, and must be fully insured with liability coverages. A proof of insurance must be submitted in the form of a declaration page. (Detailed and accurate engine data, horsepower and performance specifications must also be submitted to company officials.)
  3. All captains & co-drivers must attend a mandatory poker run captains safety meeting on the evening prior to departure, at Courtyard Coconut Grove. Captains will sign a safety waiver which includes compliance with guidelines that include: No consumption of Alcoholic beverages or medications that diminish operating skills prior to or during the poker run.
  4. ALL OCCUPANTS (including passengers) of the vessel must sign safety waiver provided by Florida Powerboat Club prior to departure.
  5. All OCCUPANTS are required to wear USCG approved Personal flotation devices during on-plane operation. Exceptions will be made in the case of Lifeline or other specialty safety products that do may carry the USCG official approval.
  6. All participants are required to have their vessels in compliance with USCG safety standards.