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SilverHook Sets World Speed Record from Key West to Cuba at 10:01:34am ET Today

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Key West, FL (August 17, 2017) - SilverHook,  the 48 foot monohull Superboat Grand Prix race boat, set a new one-way speed record this morning from Key West to Cuba at an average speed of 79.23mph for the 101 mile Florida Straights run. With an Elapsed Time of: 1: 18 :3 SilverHook reached speeds of 127mph in the 5-7 foot waves.

SilverHook is owned and captained by  Nigel Hook, who controlled the throttles on the record attempt. Hook is a 30-year veteran of international powerboat racing and has won three World Championships, set three World Speed Records and earned membership in the APBA Hall of Champions. He currently races the 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook 48GP in the Superboat International unlimited class. His co-pilot and driver is fellow APBA inductee and powerboat veteran Jay Johnson.

SilverHook left Key West, USA at 08:43:31 - arriving Havana, CUBA at 10:01:34.

 Below are the stats taken from the t3 LIVE STREAM at

Thu Aug 17 2017 09:20:18 GMT-0400 (EDT)
08:43:31 EST Official Start Time in Key West
Thu Aug 17 2017 09:49:34 GMT-0400 (EDT)
9:49 CBEE has eyes on SilverHook
Thu Aug 17 2017 09:51:51 GMT-0400 (EDT)
100mph between CBEE and Havana
Thu Aug 17 2017 09:59:45 GMT-0400 (EDT)
9:59 Havana has eyes on the Rooster Tail!
Thu Aug 17 2017 10:06:28 GMT-0400 (EDT)
10:01:34 Havana Finish
Thu Aug 17 2017 10:06:44 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Elapsed time is 1 hour 18 minutes 3 seconds