Thunder on Cocoa Beach Super Boat Grand Prix

January 1st, 1970

Thunder on Cocoa Beach Super Boat Grand Prix

This year, Thunder on Cocoa Beach Superboat races will be returning for its 9th year on Florida’s Space Coast, scheduled for May 2018. Join us for 4 days and nights of parties, concerts and lots of racing action. The Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix is one of the most popular attractions for the whole family in Central Florida. The event, one of the largest in Central Florida,  draws the top race teams in the World to compete in various classes with the premier class reaching speeds over 175 mph.

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Prop School Part 7: Barrel Length

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Builders take hurricane relief to new levels

When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, its impact was felt throughout the industry. On a mission to help, Mercury Marine created Hurricane Dorian t-shirts with 100% of proceeds going to the relief efforts in the Bahamas. Our friends at Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats took it a step further and challenged other boat builders to purchase shirts and share photos of […]

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Lightning E.T. Propeller – Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken

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A Power-Filled Product Launch Makes a Powerful Donation

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Vote 450R Now: Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

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A New Era for High-Performance Bass Boats

The recent design evolution by leading builders of high-performance bass boats will leverage the performance of new four-stroke outboard motors offered by Mercury Marine and Mercury Racing. These boats are faster than ever, easier to fish, and better for the environment. For anglers seeking more velocity on their way to the perfect fishing spot, the […]

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Rick Mackie Retires

It will be 30 and out for Rick Mackie. In a three-decade career that spanned corporate change and the transformation of the high-performance marine market, Mackie has been a constant presence at Mercury Racing, the point of contact for customers, the public and the media. That era will end on Aug. 16 when Mackie retires […]

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