John Tomlinson Talks About The 2016 Key West Races

John Tomlinson Talks About 2016 Key West Worlds

In early November, TNT Custom Marine’s own John Tomlinson competed in the 2016 SBI Key West World Championship after a whirlwind of an offshore racing season. As a part of the Performance Boat Center Offshore Race Team, Tomlinson joined the crew once again to go toe–to–toe with some of the biggest, fastest boats in offshore racing! At the end of the races, the team walked away with the highly–coveted World Championship title!

TNT Custom Marine Staying Busy With Storage, Repowers, Rigging Projects and Service

TNT Custom Marine Staying Busy With Storage, Repowers, Rigging Projects and Service

Check out this awesome article by Matt Trulio of Offshore Only, providing a few updates and insights into how things are running at TNT Custom Marine! After earning a Superboat-class world championship in a 38-foot Skater catamaran with Performance Boat Center teammate Myrick Coil last month in Key West, Fla., John Tomlinson took a well-deserved break — at least for him. That’s right, the best throttleman in offshore racing history headed back to Miami to work three 12-hour days before jetting to Abu Dhabi to defend his 2015 Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 world title. Sharing the cockpit of the Abu Dhabi MTI catamaran with Gary Ballough, Tomlinson returned to the states nine days later with a second-place overall finish.

Tomlinson and Team Abu Dhabi 6 Snag 2nd Place at 2016 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship

Tomlinson and Team Abu Dhabi Snag 2nd Place at 2016 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship

TNT Custom Marine is thrilled to announce our own John Tomlinson and Team Abu Dhabi competed in the 2016 Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Powerboat Championship earlier this month, and finished second on the podium! Please join us in congratulating the team for their amazing performance in Abu Dhabi, and check out the article from Speed on the Water, below, for a recap of the races!

Performance Boat Center World Champion 2016

Performance Boat Center 2016 SBI World Champion

Based on unofficial results, Performance Boat Center Offshore Racing snagged the 2016 Superboat Class SBI World Championship title over the weekend! “On Friday we had a position we wanted to take on the start but we were dead last out of the milling area,” Tomlinson said a couple of hours before Sunday’s race. “Instead of just going to where there was a hole, we tried to go to that position and it just wasn’t there. Today, we’ll take what’s in front of us.” And that’s exactly what they did on Sunday afternoon by finishing first and unofficially claiming the world title.

Tomlinson to Compete with Performance Boat Center at Clearwater National Championship

Tomlinson to Compete with Performance Boat Center at Clearwater National Championship

Keep an eye out for the #21 Performance Boat Center/ Jimmy Johns at the Clearwater National Championship on October 2, 2016! On race day, more than 30 super boat drivers will compete for the highly coveted National Championship titles in their respective classes. The super boats are equipped with F-16 jet canopies and 6,000-horsepower engines, racing at speeds of up to 180 mph in the Gulf of Mexico. The races are classified into three heats: Super Boat Stock, Super Boat Vee and Production 3 and 4 in heat one; Super Boat Unlimited and Super Boat Extreme in heat two; and Super Boat in heat three.

Performance Boat Center, Wake Effects, and Sunprint Prevail in Michigan City

A healthy mix of aggressive racing and consistent performances—with a few mechanical issues thrown in—were the main plotlines in today’s Super Boat International eighth annual Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix in Michigan City, Ind. The double points event, which attracted 18 teams to the venue on the shores of Lake Michigan about 60 miles south of Chicago—the skyline of which was visible from the race site—featured two multi-class races on the 4.2-mile oval course.