This weekend, Cocoa Beach was host to the 4th Annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix! FastBoats Marine Group owner Randy Sweers was co-commentator throughout the event, and you can catch full footage of both races at the official Super Boat International Livestream, here. Below is footage from the first race, where you can hear everything Randy had to say about the great display of marine power and speed during the race!
Key West, Fla. (May 21, 2013) – For the fourth straight year, Cocoa Beach packed The Pier, jammed the beach and welcomed Super Boat International’s Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix. The only difference this year was Cocoa Beach forgot to turn off the wind.
Twenty-four super boats, including the debut of the Spirit of Qatar in the SUPERBOAT class, took on 4-foot rollers and steady winds gusting to 20 mph as they navigated the 5.4-mile loop just off the beach. The winds were so stiff the sight of a boat completely out of the water (or sideways on one sponson) was a common occurrence. The first race was even cut a bit short when a spectator’s deck boat took on water and began sinking inside the course. The choppy conditions did, however, provide some very exciting racing.