P1 Offshore;

Powerboat P1 is the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world and has a long term commitment to growing and developing the sport of power boating at all levels. The Powerboat P1 team works closely with the sport’s governing bodies, the UIM, APBA and the IJSBA. P1 has delivered more than 85 world championship events in over twelve different countries for more than a decade.

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  • Address: 2320 Clark Street, Suite A1
    Apopka, FL 32703
    United States
  • Phone: +1 407 985 1938
  • Email: info@powerboatp1.com

Next Race

Boat Classes and how they differ

There are 15 classes of boats racing in APBA Offshore competitions in 2024. The rules have changed quite a lot over the past few months, so here is a refresher course:

Class Hull Length Limited To Course Length Open Top? Engines
Class 1 Cat 12m - 14.3m / 40'-47'# - Canopy Twin Engines Inboard 2x Mercury 1100 hp /9L
Extreme Any except No 3/4-point hydroplanes 40' - 52' - Canopy Max Two (Cats) or Three Engines (Canopied vee bottoms) Inboard Any piston-driven, non-diesel. No turbines.
Super Cat Cat 35' - 42' - Canopy Twin Engines Inboard 2 x 750 hp / 9.6l or 2 x 800 / 650lb weight
450r Factory Stock Cat 35' - 40' - Canopy Twin Engines Outboard 2 x Mercury 450 hp / 4.6L V8
Superstock Cat 28' - 32' - Canopy Twin Engines Outboard 2 x Mercury 300 hp / 3.2L V6
VX Vee 35' - 46' - Canopy Twin Engines Inboard 572 Cu In per engine / 9.4L
Mod V Vee 29' - 32' - Canopy Single Engine Inboard 510 Cu In per engine /8.4l
Stock V
Removed 2024
Vee 26' - 30' - Canopy Single Engine Inboard Max 510 Cu In per engine /8.4l
Bracket Class 100
Removed 2024
Either 36' - 50' 115 MPH* Canopy
Bracket Class 200 Either 36' - 42' 90 MPH* Either Twin Engines Either
Bracket Class 300 Either Vee: 36' - 42 or
Cat: 32' - 36'
95 MPH* Canopy Twin Engines Either
Bracket Class 400 Vee 27' - 35' 85 MPH* Open or Canopy Twin or Single Either
Bracket Class 500 Vee 26' - 30' 75 MPH* Either** Single or Twin Outboard Up to 300 hp
Bracket Class 600 Vee 22' - 26' 70 MPH* Either** Single Engine
Bracket Class 700 Vee 20' - 22' 60 MPH* 20 - 24 Miles Either** Single Engine Outboard up to 300 hp
Class 3x Vee Up to 6.75m/22' - Open Single Engine Outboard up to 200 hp
Class 3c Cat Up to 6.50m/21' - Canopy Single Engine Outboard up to 200 hp
# Pickle Fork to Transom *Max Permitted Speed ** Usually Open top