Having cancelled our annual Speed On The Water Key West Bash in 2020 thanks to pandemic restrictions, we knew we had to come back with something big, not just for go-fast powerboat fans in town for the Florida Powerboat Club Key West Poker Run and American Power Boat Association Offshore World Championships but for Samuel’s House, the event’s benefitting charity. And, based on what we have cooking for the Thursday, November 11 happening at the Sandbar Sports Grill on Greene Street, we’re confident it will be our biggest and best event in the Sunshine State city to date.
Be sure to join us inside or outside the Sandbar Sports Grill for the eighth Speed On The Water Key West Bash on Thursday, Nov. 11.
You want great food and drink? As he has for the past three years Devin Wozencraft of Southern California-based Wozencraft Insurance Agency is covering the Sandbar fare while it lasts.
Oh, and for the first hour of the party, which kicks off at 7 p.m. and is co-hosted by our favorite South Florida realtor Greg Harris and his longtime girlfriend Yvonne Aleman, all Good Boy Vodka drinks are on company owner Alex Pratt and his team.
We’ll also be handing out free commemorative party T-shirts sponsored by our friends at Waves and Wheels and Maryland Offshore Performance Marine Center.
Translation? You’ll definitely want to get to the party when it opens. Plus, that will give you plenty of time to buy raffle tickets—and you should buy lots of them to support Samuel’s House, which provides shelter and services to women and intact families in a safe and sober setting. Raffle items include official gear from two 2021 APBA national champions—the Super Stock-class CMR Roofing and Construction team and the Supercat-class M CON team—a Bluave Marine Audio gift certificate, speedonthewater.com online store credit and gift packs from Bio-Kleen, Florida Powerboat Club, Horsepower Hottie, Sunsation Boats and Teague Custom Marine.
Want to experience the unmatched natural beauty of the 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run? Come bid for this incredible experience at the Speed On The Water Key West Bash. Photo by Tim Sharkey copyright Sharkey Images.
Plus, you’ll really want to get a good seat for this year’s live auction, which will start by 8:30 p.m. and will again be led by the enthusiastic Nolan Ferris, as the items on the block are absolutely killer. By category, they include:
• A one-of-a-kind Mercury Racing 450R outboard engine sketch
• MTI damaged engine hatch from 2017 Key West Worlds accident in a shadow box display
• Boat Customs Shot Ski
• Stephen Miles Design Shot Ski
• Peacock Family Vineyard/Speed On The Water Napa Valley Weekend (two nights lodging, dinner, eight bottles of wine)
• 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run (dockage, entry fee)
• Lake Cumberland Poker Run VIP (four nights lodging/meals for two, all-access passes and more)
• Boyne Thunder Poker Run VIP (sponsorship entry, including two nights lodging, dockage and more)
Want to spend a weekend enjoying Peacock Family Vineyard wines in Napa Valley with the Speed On The Water crew? Bid high—this auction item fetched $10,000 at the 2021 Boyne Thunder Poker Run.
Really Cool Stuff
• Good Boy Vodka cornhole set and year supply of a new Good Boy beverage to debut at the party
• Propeller shaft covers from Jay Enn Corporation
• Longboard skateboard from DCB Performance Boats.
• A set of 10 custom-designed TK Kustoms shirts, bikinis or boardshorts
• A handmade outdoor knife from Cap’s Cutlery
• Latham Marine limited-edition Key West Worlds keychain
A versatile outdoor knife from from craftsman Jay Caponetti —the founder of Cap’s Cutlery in Napa, Calif., will be on the auction block.
You’ve waited two years for what is sure to be the best high-performance boating bash of the year in the sport’s most iconic city. We’ll see you there.
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