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Offshore Boats

Offshore boats are just that. These boats usually race out in the open ocean on very large courses. In racing out in the ocean, the conditions can be very different to the regular cicuit racing. Due to the condiotions, these boats are ganerally larger than most of the other boats you'll find racing in Australia.

Offshore classes include nearly the entire gamut of boat designs. Inboard and Outboard tunnel designs, inboard and outboard mono hulls. Ranging in size from Production Classes all the way up to the ocean going monsters of supercharged triple engined tunnel hulls. These boats can measure up to 15 metres in length.

 

Race Classes

These classes are the most active hydroplane classes in Australia at this time:

CLASS 1
CLASS 2
CLASS 3 - 1 LITRE
CLASS 3 - 1.3 LITRE
CLASS 3 - 2 LITRE
CLASS 3 - 4 LITRE
CLASS 3 - 5 LITRE
NATIONAL "A" CLASS

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Australian Class Speed Records - as at August 2006

Boat Driver Speed (kph) Venue Date
         
CLASS 1
MARITIMO B Barry-Cotter / P McGrath 242.89 Eagle Point Bay 3.11.03
         
CLASS 2
MURRAY MORE STEEL J Rumler /
P Lingard
148.43 St Kilda 17.5.97
         
CLASS 3 - 1 LITRE
HAWK I B Tootel 71.63 Ricketts Point 4.7.81
         
CLASS 3 - 1.3 LITRE
ERNIES MILK CART P Hawkins 76.33 Glenmaggie 18.9.77
         
CLASS 3 - 2 LITRE
THE HUNTER M Lynne 104.31 Ricketts Point 4.7.81
         
CLASS 3 - 4 LITRE
SHIFTY P Gibb /P Fowlds 137.25 Eagle Point Bay 3.11.03
         
CLASS 3 - 6 LITRE
GLOBAL RACING M Gilbert 149.40 Eagle Point Bay 3.11.03
         
NATIONAL "A" CLASS
ZOOM ZOOM S Thomas / A DeFina 118.23 Eagle Point Bay 3.11.03
         

 

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