The 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook competed in what is arguably the best-known race site in the world – Key West, during the 33rd Annual Key West World Championships – taking second on Wednesday, second on Friday, and second on Sunday to earn second place overall in the Superboat Extreme class.
"Thanks to the impeccable prep work of our team, we had a perfectly running boat for all three races. During Wednesday's race, we had the lead with the Outerlimits behind us, but then we got ourselves boxed in trying to overtake three super cats on the outside which allowed the Outerlimits to slip past us on the inside, forcing us to settle for a 2nd place" said Hook. "Water conditions went flat on Friday and Sunday and although our boat will out accelerate the other boats in 2-footers and above, it is simply underpowered in the flat. It just wasn't our water this year. "
The official entry list recorded over 40 boats participating and the Super Boat International live streaming saw record numbers with over 30,000 visits from 103 countries. Belgium, Malta, Qatar, Netherlands, Australia, Italy and Puerto Rico each had over 100 visits. Bermuda, Trinidad, Germany, Sweden and Norway had over 300 visits each; Canada had over 700 visits; and the United Kingdom exceeded 1000 visits just to name a few.
Fans unable to attend the race in person were able to watch it live on television as it was carried on cable throughout Monroe County by WEYW19 and was seen in 50,000 homes via Comcast and U-verse. Super Boat International proudly boasts that over 250,000 people saw the World Championships live. If you missed the race, you can still watch it at new.livestream.com/sbi/keywest2013.
2013 Season Summary (click to watch videos)
1st place – Biloxi, MS – 9th Annual Smokin' the Sound Grand Prix
1st place -- Cocoa Beach, FL – 4th Annual Space Coast Grand Prix
1st place -- Orange Beach, AL – 10th Annual Thunder on the Gulf
5th place – Sarasota, FL – 29th Annual Suncoast Grand Prix Lake of the Ozarks Poker Run
1st place -- Michigan City, IN – 5th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix
3rd place – Clearwater, FL – 5th Annual National Championships
2nd place – Key West, FL – 33rd Annual Key West World Championships
Nigel Hook and driver, Michael Silfverberg, would like to thank the team of experts who continue to keep this first SilverHook 48GP competitive and are proud of the 13 years of continued support by Lucas Oil.