Mystic Hosts Inaugural Key West Lunch Run

John Cosker, the owner and founder of Mystic Powerboats, perfectly described the evolution of his DeLand, Fla.-based company in a short welcome speech during today’s first Mystic Powerboats Key West lunch run.

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The first M3800 luxury center console was part of today's Mystic Key West lunch run fleet (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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OSO/SOTW Key West Bash Raises $10,400 for Local Charity

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Last night's OffshoreOnly.com/Speedonthewater.com Key West Bash at the Sandbar Sports Grill was a smashing success. 

Thanks to the generosity of several sponsors and the hundreds of boating enthusiasts who attended last night’s jam-packed OffshoreOnly.com/Speedonthewater.com Key West Bash at the Sandbar Sports Grill in Key West, Fla., the event ended up raising $10,400 for Samuel’s House, a local non-profit organization that provides housing and supportive services to the homeless in their time of need while assisting them in becoming self-sufficient.

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Key West Poker Run Excitement Builds

Once again, the Florida Powerboat Club is busy getting ready for next month’s Key West Poker Run. And thanks to a special anniversary—this year’s Nov. 7-13 event will mark the club’s 25th year running to the United States’ southernmost point—and a big question mark regarding Key West’s readiness following Hurricane Irma, the excitement is building for what’s arguably the world’s best poker run.

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Last year’s winning poker run team—Matt Garland and Kenny Ray Schomp—took home the OffleaseOnly.com Key West Poker Run grand prize. Photo courtesy Florida Powerboat Club

Earlier today, Stu Jones, FPC’s founder and president, sent out an email to the club’s members hyping the 25th annual event, which included the news that longtime sponsor OffleaseOnly.com is returning as the Grand Prize sponsor.

“OffleaseOnly owners Mark and Eileen Fischer have been avid powerboaters with FPC for almost two decades, and for at least 10 years they have supported this signature poker run event with a grand prize Mustang or Camaro from their OffleaseOnly inventory,” Jones said. “Of course, we’re ecstatic to have them back this year.”

Like last year, Jones added, OffleaseOnly is spicing up the prize by converting the option to a $20,000 voucher toward the “Winners Choice,” allowing the winning poker run team to select any vehicle from OffleaseOnly's 3,000-plus vehicle inventory.

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2017 Key West Worlds and Poker Run Coverage Overview

Please see below for the complete list of 2017 speedonthewater.com stories presented by Wake Effects from both the Super Boat International Key West Offshore World Championships (Nov. 5-12, jump to stories here) and the Key West Poker Run (Nov. 7-13, jump to stories here) hosted by the Florida Powerboat Club. You can check out past stories from 2013-2016 as well.


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• The Passion of Yowaiski
• SBI Key West Worlds Day 3: Saving the Best for Last and First
• SBI Key West Worlds Day 2: High Drama, Close Action and Flat-Out Dominance
• WHM Starts Strong, CMS Returns to Form and More at SBI Worlds
• Is Wake Effects Ready for a Repeat?
Sterling Performance A Lock For Key West
Sweers All In For SBI Key West Worlds
• Hurricane-Hit Sponsors Still Backing Beckley In SBI Key West Worlds
• Broaddus Back In Action with Cleveland Construction
• WHM Motorsports Staying Aggressive for Key West
• Team STIHL Eager to Make a Run at SBI World Championship
• Who Will Win in Key West?
• Closing Out the SBI Sseason: A Race Announcer's Perspective
• Super Boat International Key West Worlds Moving Forward
• Race World Offshore Holding Meet and Greet in Key West

Poker Run/Social

• Image of the Week: Beautiful Smiles, Beautiful Personalities
• Key West Beauties: Twin 48- and 34-Foot MTIs in Action
Mystic Hosts Inaugural Key West Lunch Run
• OSO/SOTW Key West Bash Raises $10,400 for Local Charity
• Big Thunder Plans to Show Off 32-Foot Cat in Key West and Englewood
• PBC Road Show Continues in Afterglow of Fort Lauderdale
• Wright Performance Powerboats 360 No. 2 Complete
• Keys To Key West
Key West Poker Run Builds Excitement
• Outerlimits Planning Veterans Day Key West Boondoggle
• The Key West Bash Is On
• Performance Boat Center Bringing Two Wright Performance Powerboats 360 Cats to Key West
• First Mystic M3800 Luxury Center Console Hitting the Road
• Gilbert's Out, Marathon In for Key West Poker Run
• Florida Powerboat Club On for Key West Poker Run
• Save the Date: OSO/SOTW Bash Returning to Key West
• A Wozencraft Boating Odyssey
• Outerlimits Delivers New SL 44 to Repeat Customer
• Habitual Homecoming at Old Hickory Fun Run

Previous Years

• Coverage from the 2016 Key West World Championships and Poker Run
• Coverage from the 2015 Key West World Championships and Poker Run
• Coverage from the 2014 Key West World Championships and Poker Run
• Coverage from the 2013 Key West World Championships and Poker Run

Horsepower Fest Coming to Laughlin in Early November

The second annual Horsepower Fest event hosted by SoCalJetBoats.com is set for two weeks from today—Saturday, Nov. 4—at the Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin, Nev. Featuring all things horsepower, including custom boats, hot rods, jeeps, dragsters, sand cars, classic cars and trucks, and more, the Horsepower Fest is a fun-filled event for all ages.

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This year's Horsepower Fest is coming to Laughlin, Ariz., on Nov. 4. Photo courtesy SoCalJetBoats.com

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