September 28, 2010

Super Boat Festival VIP Parties

The Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival, based on the longest-running offshore power-boat racing sport in the USA, again hopes to bring in more tourists and pump up the local economy during a crucial time for the Gulf Coast of Florida. To rev-up an even higher level of excitement than last year’s festival and in keeping with the theme of “bigger, faster, louder,” VIP Race Experience packages will be available to FANS. Want to be treated like a VIP? For $100 per person, FANS who want to be treated like a Rock Star will experience the memory of a lifetime – and their money will go to help local marine charities.

VIP Race Experience parties and events will be graced by the Super Boat drivers, throttle men and other sporting execs and celebrities, mixing and mingling with the FANS. The VIP Experience Schedule includes:

Friday, October 1st
• Concert at BayStar Race Village – VIP Seating

• Baystar Race Village Party at the Promenade on the Bay – Hosted by Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, October 2nd
• Shepard’s Beach Party – Hosted by Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sunday, October 3rd
• Hilton Deck Party – Hosted by Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort

• Hyatt Patio Party – Hosted by Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

• Miss Clearwater Super Boat Trophy Girl Pageant – Hosted by Shepard’s Beach Resort Clearwater Beach

The VIP Race Experience also includes VIP race viewing from the Hilton Deck Party and the Hyatt Patio Party, so VIPs can avoid the throngs of crowds migrating out to the beach to view the spectacle of “NASCAR on Water”. The three-day festival will culminate with boats equipped with F-16 jet canopies reaching extreme speeds of up to 200 mph while vying for the National Championship title just off the shore of Clearwater Beach.

VIP Passes can be purchased through the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, for $100 per person.

The festival will be held October 1st – 3rd in Downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach.

Tourism on the Gulf Coast of Florida has been harmed by the misconception that Florida is covered in oil. Last year, Super Boat brought an estimated 60,000-plus people to Clearwater, and made an estimated impact of $5-6 million on the local economy, without spending a penny of taxpayer’s money.

For a schedule of race events and details, visit

About the Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival:

When Super Boat International (SBI) founder and 30-year veteran, John Carbonell, wanted to produce Clearwater’s 1st Annual Super Boat National Championship and Festival two local area businessmen made it happen: Restaurateur Frank Chivas and Former Mayor of Clearwater Brian Aungst Sr.

The Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival will be produced by Super Boat International and presented by Bright House Networks. To see the full list of sponsors, partners and sponsor hotels, visit

September 27, 2010

Super Boat Race Course Modified

The Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival Race is returning next weekend after a successful event last year.

As Super Boats equipped with F-16 jet canopies race just off the shore of Clearwater Beach while reaching extreme speeds of up to 200 mph during the Bright House 2010 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival Race Sunday, October 3rd, the throngs of fans watching the spectacle of “NASCAR on water” will get a better view thanks to the improved sightline of a new race course. The new race course modifies last year’s course, and will not extend down to North Clearwater Beach, but will instead extend just beyond Pier 60. North Clearwater Beach will be omitted because sightlines of the race are not as good. The new race course will also give racing boats more room to get in and out of the racing area.

While the race is free, VIP race viewing at the Hyatt Regency or the Hilton Clearwater Beach are available for purchase through the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce for $100. VIP Race Experience pass holders will be treated to a variety of VIP race experience activities as well, including VIP parties. All proceeds from the event benefit three local charities, The Clearwater Community Sailing Center, Sailability and the Make a Difference Fishing Tournament.

The race will be followed by an awards ceremony in Coachman Park where the National Champions will be announced.

Race course diagram and viewing area coordinates for boaters are available online at

September 1, 2010

Boat Ramps - There's An iPhone App For That

So you load your cooler, hook up your trailer and head for your favorite launch, only to find it's closed or full. Boat Ramps is an app for the iPhone and Droid from that lets you locate and get directions to over more than 35,000 boat ramps throughout the U.S.

Boat Ramps from has an easy-to-use interface and provides a list of ramps close to your current location or any zip code or city you enter into the application. Once you’ve found the boat ramp you’re looking for, the app can even help you with directions to the ramp.



Boat Slips and Marinas For Sale

There are currently boatslips for sale at the following marinas:
Turtle Cove - Tarpon Springs, Island Yacht Club at Island Estates, - Clearwater, Pasadena Yacht & Country Club - St Petersburg. Prices range from $35k to @250k. There are also marinas for sale from $1 Million. For more information on Pinellas County Real Estate visit PropCo Real Estate or call toll free 888-499-5454.

Boat Ramps, Marinas, Yacht Clubs, and Storage


Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp 10 Ramps, 108 Parking Spaces
Park St. and Elbow Lane North, St. Petersburg

Jungle Prada Park 2 Ramps, 16 Parking Spaces
Park St. and Elbow Lane North, St. Petersburg

Madeira Beach Municipal Marina 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
503 150th Ave., Madeira Beach

Maximo Park 5 Ramps, 47 Parking Spaces
34th St. and Pinellas Point Dr. South, St. Petersburg

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Dunedin City Marina 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
51 Main St., Dunedin

Bay Vista Park 1 Ramp, 15 Parking Spaces
4th St. and Pinellas Point Dr. South, St. Petersburg

Coffee Pot Park 1 Ramp, 20 Parking Spaces
1st St. and 31st Ave. Northwest, St. Petersburg

Crisp Park 2 Ramps, 30 Parking Spaces
Popular St. and 35th Ave. Northeast, St. Petersburg

Demen's Landing Park 2 Ramps, 15 Parking Spaces
Bayshore Dr. and 2nd Ave. South, St. Petersburg

Grandview Park 2 Ramps, 40 Parking Spaces
6th St. and 39th Ave. South, St. Petersburg

Safety Harbor Marina (Municipal) 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
Tampa bay, 750 Main St, Safety Harbor

St. Petersburg Municipal Marina 2 Ramps, 0 Parking Spaces
300 Second Ave., SE, St. Petersburg

Sunlit Cove Park 1 Ramp, 5 Parking Spaces
Sunlit Cove Dr. and Bay St. Northeast, St. Petersburg

Park Boulevard Boat Ramp
18651 Gulf Boulevard Indian Shores

War Veterans' Memorial Park
9600 Bay Pines Boulevard, St. Petersburg

Ft. De Soto Park - 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde

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Bay Pines Marina, St Petersburg 727-392-4922
Blind Pass Marina, St Pete Beach 727-360-4281
Boca Ciega Yacht Club 727-321-7295
Clearwater Harbor Marina 727-462-6954
Clearwater Municpal Marina 727-462-6954
Clearwater Yacht Club 727-447-6000
Carlouel Yacht Club 727-446-9162
Hubbards Marina, Johns Pass Madeira Bch 727-392-0167
Isla Del Sol Yacht Club, St Petersburg 727-906-4752
Island Yacht Club, Clearwater 727-461-2315
Island Harbor Marina, Palm Harbor 727-784-3014
Lighthouse Point Marina, St Petersburg 727-384-3625
Madeira Beach Municipal Marina 727-399-2631
Madeira Beach Yacht Club 727-393-0778
Maximo Marina, St Petersburg 727-867-8087
Pass a Grille Yacht Club 727-360-1646
Pirate's Cove Marina, Dunedin 727-733-1102
Pasadena Yacht Club 727-381-7922
Pass a Grille Marina, St Pete Beach 727-360-0100
Royal Yacht Club 727-736-4001
St Petersburg Municpal Marina 727-893-7329
St Petersburg Yacht Club 727-896-7212
Tierra Verde Marina 727-866-0255

Treasure Island Yacht Club 727-367-4511

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Lighthouse Yacht Services 727- 937-0327
527Anclote Rd Tarpon Springs, FL

Florida Trailer Storage 727- 533-8111
1700 Palm Way Largo, FL

Stanford Storage 727- 546-9646
7950118th Ave Largo, FL

Ozona Boat Storage & Repairs 727- 789-9497
211 Hedden Ct Palm Harbor, FL

Buccaneer Bay Storage 727- 549-8980
6675 114th Ave Largo, FL

Snug Harbor Marine Inc 727- 398-7470
13625 Gulf Blvd Madeira Beach, FL

Lightning Bay Performance 727- 578-0880
10900 Gandy Blvd N St Petersburg, FL

Gulf Marine Ways Inc 727- 937-4401
950 Dodecanese Blvd Tarpon Springs, FL

Viking Boat Works Co Inc 727- 576-1094
10121 Snug Harbor Rd NE St Petersburg, FL

Neptune Marine-Pinellas County 727- 934-2370
1046 Island Ave Tarpon Springs, FL

Progressive Marine Svc Inc 727- 822-2886
1351 Bay St SE St Petersburg, FL

Salt Creek Marine Ctr 727- 895-4481
107 15th Ave SE St Petersburg, FL

Sailor's Wharf 727- 823-1155
1421 Bay St SE St Petersburg, FL

Bay Area Rv & Boat Storage (813) 837-2132
7215 S Germer St Tampa, FL

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