SilverHook: the new 77 Lucas Oil Peters & May race boat

Silverhook: the new 77 Lucas Oil Peters & May race boatThe SilverHook was conceived last September (2010) and has been a global endeavor ever since Michael and Nigel made the decision to build an all-out, 100% race boat. Based upon their previous seasons’ experience with their pleasure-boat-turned-race boat, the duo quickly agreed that Mannerfelt Design Team was the only choice to design their race-only boat. (more…)

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Podcast with Pierre Colpin of 2B1 Racing Team

Victory in Siracusa for Furnibo 2B1 Racing TeamWhen in 2009 the Knokke based 2B1 Racing Team started their debut in offshore powerboat racing both Frank Hemelaer and Pierre Colpin had a great season ending 3rd overall in the Evo class. Despite major engine failure and some other setbacks last season they repeated this great performance with some impressive rounds to say the least. (more…)

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Audio interview with Nigel Hook and Janet Wilson

Nigel Hook and Janet WilsonThe 2011 Ocean Grand Prix UIM Endurance World Championships will have its first stop in Malta on June 10 to 12. The powerboats are already on their way to this beautiful Mediterranean island. Rumours had it that the all red, white and bleu powerboat number 77 (Lucas Oil Scandinavian Offshore Challenge) would be a brand new concept especially designed to race. This new design was kept hidden and no pictures were to be found. Eager to hear more about this secret project, powerboating.be held a Skype call on Sunday May 29th with the renowned Nigel Hook and team manager Janet Wilson. (more…)

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Powerpole Siracusa GPS 2010: Furnibo and Baia Attolini rule

SilverlineWith winds around 4 Bft and gusts up to 5 the Powerpole was run in the beautiful deep blue waters of Siracusa under a burning sun. In Evolution Furnibo 2B1 (B) beat Snav Kiton Interporto Sud Europa (I) with almost 14 seconds which is a huge distance. Metamarine Foresti Suardi (I) follows on more then 13 seconds of Snav Kiton (I) and got 3rd place. (more…)

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Iltalian teams rule in the Bacoli 2010 Powerpole

2010 BacoliIn Supersport Big Sergio (I) set the fastest time over the course with 3 min. 26 sec and 87/100 in their outerlimits powerboat. Just less than 2 seconds later Baia Attolini (I) took second place followed by Seagull Chaudron (UA) and Jolly Drive (I). Enthousiastic Karelpiu (I) did not finish due to a technical malfunction. (more…)

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2010 Poltu Quatu – Endurance: Furnibo dominates in Evolution and Baia Attolini rules in Supersport

Baia AttoliniFurnibo 2B1 Racing Team who won the powerpole on Friday took the lead from the beginning in the Endurance Race on Sunday in the Evolution Class with the diesel powered Metamarine Foresti & Suardi chasing them closely. As the number of laps increased the distance between these two teams grew and halfway the race Furnibo seemed already invincible. (more…)

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