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 sports 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.
This web site uses “temporary cookies” so that the site remembers what other items are in your “shopping basket”. In this situation a cookie is a small data file containing a single number (and no personal information) this cookie is never re-used. When you close your browser (Firefox/Chrome/Safari/Internet Explorer/Chrome etc), the cookie is destroyed.
Sat 29 - Sun 30, Apr
Fri 19 - Mon 22, May
Fri 30, Jun - Sun 02, Jul
Fri 11 - Sun 13, Aug
Fri 01 - Sun 03, Sep
Fri 22 - Sun 24, Sep
Sun 05 - Sun 12, Nov
Powerboat P1 is committed to the long-term development of offshore powerboat racing and quality broadcast television coverage is an essential building block for any successful motorsport. I believe that TV has a hand in creating the future of the sports it shows. By growing the national and international television audiences and attracting new teams and more fans to offshore racing, P1 can deliver significant value to host venues, race teams, sponsors and partners. We have new relationships in place with full service production company Case Productions and broadcast distribution specialist Blonde Ambitions whose respective aims will be to showcase our exciting, high speed sport and to secure new broadcast deals in key territories.
Powerboat P1 CEO
As the final countdown begins to the opening round of the UIM Class 1 World Championship this weekend, Powerboat P1 has unveiled its television broadcast and live stream schedule for the new season. Six teams from three continents are heading to Cocoa Beach on Florida’s Space Coast and this international fleet reflects the momentum that has returned to the premier class of offshore racing.
The decision by new teams to enter Class 1 this year is superb news in respect of Powerboat P1’s aim to grow the class in the United States and at the same time develop plans to globalise the series over the coming years with a strong line-up international teams and both national and worldwide TV coverage plus live streaming. All eight Class 1 races in the six-venue championship will be broadcast nationally on Bally Sports through its family of regional sports networks. In Cocoa Beach, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, where Powerboat P1 is the race promoter, CBS Sports Network will screen the Class 1 and APBA offshore national championship racing, together with live streaming on the P1 Offshore Facebook page and Powerboat P1 YouTube page. Television coverage will kick off next month with highlights of the action from Thunder On Cocoa Beach and include a Class 1 season review show in December.
Powerboat P1 CEO Azam Rangoonwala said: “Powerboat P1 is committed to the long-term development of offshore powerboat racing and quality broadcast television coverage is an essential building block for any successful motorsport. I believe that TV has a hand in creating the future of the sports it shows. By growing the national and international television audiences and attracting new teams and more fans to offshore racing, P1 can deliver significant value to host venues, race teams, sponsors and partners. We have new relationships in place with full service production company Case Productions and broadcast distribution specialist Blonde Ambitions whose respective aims will be to showcase our exciting, high speed sport and to secure new broadcast deals in key territories.”
The potential reach of the Class 1 worldwide broadcast deals this season is more than 230 million homes, with coverage on leading sports channels including the UK and Western Europe, Australia, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, South Africa, Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, the Middle East and South America. Coverage also extends to established weekly motorsport news shows such as Max Power, Motorsport Mundial and Planet Speed. Melissa Payne at Blonde Ambitions commented: “With its international participation and profile, Class 1 resonates globally in terms of broadcast distribution and we are in discussion not only with leading sports networks but also non-sports channels in selected markets to extend the reach.”
In October 2020 the UIM assigned to Powerboat P1 the international rights to Class 1 offshore racing in an exclusive ten-year agreement, and P1 has a five-year agreement with the APBA giving it exclusive worldwide rights to film and distribute its offshore events. “How we consume sport has changed more in the last five years than it had in the previous fifty,” added Rangoonwala. “The power of the internet along with technology means there are a number of platforms available to sports fans via various media methods. Yet, good old-fashioned television is still king, for now anyway.”
Class 1 is the premier class of offshore powerboat racing in the world and is considered to be one of the most spectacular marine motorsports. A Class 1 race boat has twin inboard 1100HP engines and can reach speed in excess of 160mph. All boats are limited by a minimum weight of 4,950kg.
This multi award-winning, full service production company worked on Class 1 racing from 2009 until 2015 and will be producing race highlights packages this season for national and global distribution together with live streaming the action on Powerboat P1’s social media pages.
Founded by Melissa Payne after a 20-year career as a senior executive at IMG, the company consults for numerous sports, both large and niche, as well as federations and has considerable experience in the nautical world.
Roy Mantle at Powerboat P1
Tel. +44 (0)207 935 4977