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There are 16 classes of boats racing in APBA Offshore competitions in 2023. 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|
|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||Vee||26' - 30'||-||Canopy||Single Engine||Inboard||Max 510 Cu In per engine /8.4l|
|Bracket Class 100||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|