Talk about a fun filled, action packed weekend for Boats Direct USA! Right now the teams are gearing up to showcase Deep Impact Custom Boats, Blackwater Boats and Ocean Hawk Powerboats all the way from Tampa Bay- Key West!
First stop- The Florida Powerboat Club’s Annual Tampa Bay Poker Run. FPC has been boating here since the 90’s and this happens to be a very popular run to attend. Stu, Jackie and his team have a fun-filled weekend planned for all members involved!
“The waters are so different on the Gulf Coast,” said owner Mark Fischer. “It’s a really great place to boat because there is so much open space. Plus I never need an excuse to go boating and I particularly love the history behind the Vinoy Hotel where we stay.”
The Vinoy Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg boasts 91 years of incredible history. From its glamorous opening New Years eve 1925, through the great depression, the war era, its complete decline and then the hotels rebirth, The Vinoy story is definitely one to read up on!
Stu Jones, President of the Florida Powerboat Club, was very excited to tell us that this year boasts the largest attendance yet, with over 50 jaw dropping go-fast and center console boats.
In fact, Sean McCarthy who is one of Boats Direct USA’s customers, and also one of the newest FPC members, is extremely excited to take his brand new Blackwater 36 SportFish on the run!
“This is a fantastic run! Lots of cool local venues for us to stop at and enjoy food and drinks. Excited Sean will be riding along with the group. The entire weekend is going to be a blast and the beauty of going through the Skyway Bridge is unbelievable,” said David Pease.
David will be running the Ferrari Red Deep Impact 36 Sport throughout The Tampa Bay Poker Run that is an absolute head turner.
“The boat runs PHENOMENAL!” exclaimed GM David Pease who had a lot of fun running it in the Miami Boat Show Poker Run with FPC.
The super sexy Ferrari Red Deep Impact 360 Sport is equipped with Triple Mercury 350′s that push this luxury performance center console to an impressive 80 mph! Custom build yours with triple Mercury 350’s or 400’s and feel the extreme performance that is Deep Impact!
Stu Jones is also a recent Boats Direct USA customer and is excited to show off his brand new Ocean Hawk 33 that he custom built to his liking!
Saturday, April 2nd is full of events with FPC, but now let’s change focus to Key West!
Blackwater Boats is a proud sponsor of The Seventh Annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival and Waterfront Craft Show on the Truman Waterfront. All proceeds benefit the MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium to raise funds for coral reef restoration. The event goes from 10am-6pm and is tons of fun for all ages.
“This is a really big attraction for kids with all sorts of fun stuff to do, and the theme of everything is focussed on ocean education. The kids have an absolute blast at this event. They have fishing demonstrations, painting classes with renowned artist Wyland, games, amusements and so much more, ” said Rick Lopez from Florida Keys Media.
Blackwater Boats will be displayed on-site right at the front entrance, so make sure to stop by and see our latest Blackwater Boat on display!
Live entertainment will be filling the air all day. The evening festivities are full of fun too with a spectacular concert performance by Huey Lewis & The News on the waterfront!
Sunday the focus goes back to Tampa as yet another event takes place!
The Festival of Speed is an upscale festival where car enthusiasts and collectors of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, yachts and luxury products can join for a weekend of camaraderie and relaxation. The event takes place at the Vinoy Park in downtown St Petersburg. Boats Direct USA’s beautiful Ferrari Red Deep Impact 360 Sport and Stu’s Ocean Hawk 33 will be on display.
Whether you’re in Key West or Tampa this weekend, please make a point to come say hello to the Boats Direct USA, Blackwater Boats and Deep Impact Custom Boats Team!
Looking to build your dream boat to take on a Poker Run? Contact Boats Direct USA today by calling 305-453-6668!