by Cuba Journal staff
For the first time since 1963, a powerboat will be making an authorized race to Cuba from the United States. In the process, Mark McManus and Roger Kluh will also be attempting to set a world record for the fastest run from Key West to Havana, Cuba.
The record attempt will occur tomorrow aboard the Apache Star. The vessel is a Kevlar and carbon fiber race boat powered by twin Mercury Racing bi-turbo engines that generate a combined total of 2,700 horsepower.
According to Apache Power Boats, the Apache Star is the most famous Deep-v offshore race boat in history. Originally named Apache Heritage, she broke multiple records and won world championships in 1992 and 1993 as the first sit-down Deep-v in the world to do so.
Where: Stock Island Marina Village
7009 Shrimp Rd, Key West, FL 33040
Lat: 24.56292 Long: 81.73975
Office Phone: (305) 294-2288
VHF CH. 16 during office hours
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5pm everyday
When: August 1, 2015
Departure: 9:30 AM – Key West
Return: August 3, 2015
Departure: 9:30 AM – Havana
You can follow The Apache Star’s progress via live tracking on Apache’s website.