Airing tomorrow night at 10 p.m. EST on the Science Channel, an hour-long television program focuses on the technology of SV Racing, a Supercat-class 39-foot catamaran from Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats. Much of the segment was shot during the 2019 Race World Offshore Championships in Key West, Fla., and features SV Racing throttleman Vinnie Diorio and driver Simon Prevost, both longtime customers of the Bristol, R.I., custom high-performance boat company.
The program is a segment in the Science Channel’s “Mean Machines” series.
The focus of tomorrow night’s program on the Science Channel, the new Supercat-class SV Racing team delivered a respectable performance during the 2019 Race World Offshore Key West Championships. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix/speedonthewater.com.
“It’s been the same guys who have been racing now for the past three years,” says Diorio in an early segment of the video. “So now we are getting a new team in the class. It’s going to be huge.”
With just one run race under their belt, the then-rookie SV Racing team headed into the RWO Key West Championships. In the second race of the week, Diorio and Prevost finished fifth out of 10 teams in the Supercat-class.
“Everything was great,” said Diorio in an interview for the program captured immediately after the second race. “We couldn’t ask for anything better. It was awesome. It was the best we’ve felt in the boat. I mean, just to roll with these guys who have been doing this for the past 20 years—we couldn’t be happier with ourselves.
For those who miss tomorrow night’s television program or have no access to The Science Channel, Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats will add the full show to its YouTube page after it has aired.