Competing on the Super Boat International circuit, Scott Free Racing has signed a partnership agreement with Vostok-Europe Watches for the 2016 season, which begins May 13-15 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The news was announced in a press release from the Superboat Vee-class team today.
According to the release, Vostok-Europe, which signed on as an associate sponsor for the team, will produce an ultra-high-quality “Scott Free Edition” dive watch available at various retailers worldwide. In North America, the upscale watch manufacturer is represented by Dètente Watch Group.
Scott Free Racing has secured a top dive watch manufacturer as an associate sponsor for the 2016 season. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
As part of the partnership agreement, Vostok-Europe and the Scott Free Racing team will create “unique video and social media content” throughout the season.
“I’m very thankful to both Détente and Vostok-Europe for partnering with us and I’m really excited about the relationship,” said Stephen Kildahl, the vice president and driver for the Scott Free Racing team, in the release. “We have been working really hard on our performance both in and out of the water and this new partnership with Vostok-Europe speaks a lot for our progress. Vostok-Europe makes some of the best dive watches in the industry and I can’t wait to try out the new Scott Free Edition.”
“We are quite excited to bring Scott Free Racing into our family of brand ambassadors,” said Igor Zubovskij, managing director of Vostok-Europe. “We have designed a striking dive watch to match the success of this world-class racing team.”
Kildahl is joined in the cockpit of Scott Free Racing’s 30-foot Extreme V-bottom by his father, Steve. Fellow Superboat Vee-class competitors, such as veteran offshore racer Steve Miklos, believe the team will be among the most competitive in the class this season.
“We were intrigued when Scott Free Racing approached us about a partnership with our company,” said Craig Hester, president of the Dètente Watch Group, in the release. “When we learned of their multiple world titles, we knew they would be a perfect fit for building a signature edition watch together.”