FastBoats Marine Group will be participating in many of the poker runs this year. Look for our ad in Florida Powerboat Clubs’s magazine, Powerboating in Paradise.
With its first run of the year—the Miami Boat Show Poker Run (Feb. 21-24)—a little more than a month away, the Florida Powerboat Club (FPC) is cranking away on a full calendar packed with both the flagships and some new additions.
After its annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run, the Florida Powerboat Club will return to Fort Myers this year. For one, the club is returning to southwest Florida in March with the new Fort Myers Poker Run at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina (March 22-24). The poker run will mark the first event held at the prominent resort’s recently renovated marina.
“The only reason we haven’t had an event in southwest Florida is because, as with poker runs anywhere, you’re only as successful as the venue,” said Stu Jones, the club’s president and founder. “If you don’t have a good venue with a quality hotel, decent service and a high-quality marina, it’s really challenging. We’ve always wanted to go back to the Pink Shell and now that the new marina with floating docks is finished, it was the perfect time to return.”
Following the run in Fort Myers, the club will return to St. Petersburg for the Tampa Bay Poker Run (April 12-14) in conjunction with Festivals of Speed. Jones said the run will be completely different this year with course changes and a new lunch destination—the Tarpon Pointe Grille in Bradenton.