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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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Next Race

77 Lucas Oil / SilverHook

P1 Offshore Class 1 Class 2021 Season

“Real time” data isn’t fast enough when you’re flying across open ocean waves at 168 mph. Offshore powerboat racing represents the most unpredictable, rugged computing environment in the sports world. Despite pounding ocean waves and extreme engine heat, the entire racing team must operate flawlessly and share biometric, mechanical and environmental data.

SilverHook Powerboats, lauded as the most intelligent and efficient powerboat ever designed, has collected multiple championships and speed records both nationally and internationally. Nigel Hook, Captain and Owner of SilverHook, is a 30-year veteran of powerboat racing. He controls the throttles and telemetry for the highly decorated SilverHook 48GP monohull, sponsored by Lucas Oil.

When Hook designed the boat, which produces 3,100 horsepower and a top speed of 168 mph, he set out to equip SilverHook with proven, predictive software. “My office exists on the open ocean, soaring across violent waters,” shares Hook. “To achieve peak performance, I needed data that was going to tell me what was going to happen before it happened.”

The Challenge.

Total team performance is essential in any sporting endeavor. Communication between SilverHook’s onboard computer, the onshore team and the cockpit team is crucial. In the open water, waves can run from 3 to 30 feet high, and spotters are needed to avoid other ships or floating debris, such as tree trunks. Instant and accurate sensor data, combined with predictive alerts, is critical to avoid mechanical failures, open water hazards and potential crew injuries. This data must be interpreted in split seconds while the crew controls the throttles, pitch, steering and more.

With a world-class boat like SilverHook, there’s also an investment to protect. Blown motors cost $75,000 each to repair, and new motors cost upwards of $250,000. Not to mention, during a race, mechanical failures often mean the difference between a win or a loss.

Photos by Ronny Mac © RonnyMac.com Pete Boden © Shoot 2 Thrill Pix Videos © Silverhook.


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Boat Info
Length: 48'
Beam: 9' 6
Hull Type: Vee
Manufacturer: SilverHook
Year of Build: 2011
Construction Material: Carbon
Primary Hull Color: Red
Canopy Color: Red
Engine Make: Mercury Racing
Number of Units: 2
Engine Capacity: 552
Engine HP: 1350
Total HP: 2700
Inboard/Outboard: Inboard
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Nigel Hook

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Home Town:
Del Mar, California, UK

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Lucas Oil
Home Town:
Fountain Hills, Arizona

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Lucas Oil
Team Manager
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Del Mar, California

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