Miss GEICO

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The Miss GEICO offshore powerboat racing team was founded by John Haggin who retired from the team in 2010. Today Miss GEICO is owned and operated by AMF Riviera Beach which is owned by Marc Granet, Scotty Begovich, Scott Colton, Gary Stray, Gary Goodell and sponsored by the American insurance company GEICO. Miss GEICO is one of the fastest offshore powerboats in the world. It is powered by twin Lycoming T-53 turbine engines, hitting speeds in excess of 210+ mph.

Driven by Marc Granet and throttled by Scott Begovich, Miss GEICO has captured five consecutive World Championships in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Accomplishments[edit]

  • 2010 OPA World Champion, Extreme Class
  • 2009 SBI World Champion, Turbine Class
  • 2009 OPA National Champion
  • 2009 World Speed Record - Miami to Palm Beach in 45:49
  • 2009 SBI World Kilo Record Run, Turbine Class - 188.5 mph
  • 2008 SBI World Champion, Turbine Class
  • 2008 OSS National Champion, Turbine Extreme Class
  • 2008 OPA National Points Champion, Extreme Class
  • 2008 OPA Miss GEICO Triple Crown Champion, Extreme Class
  • 2008 SBI Florida State Champion, Turbine Class
  • 2008 World Speed Biofuel Record between Annapolis and Baltimore
  • 2007 SBI World Champion, Turbine Class
  • 2007 OPA World Champion, Extreme Class
  • 2007 OSS World Champion, Turbine Extreme Class
  • 2007 OSS National Champion, Turbine Extreme Class
  • 2007 World Speed Record between Annapolis and Baltimore - 14 minutes and seven seconds
  • 2007 'Chattanooga Mile' Speed Record - 188.285 mph
  • 2006 OSS World Champion, Turbine Extreme Class
  • 2006 OPA/POPRA World Champion, Extreme Class
  • 2006 OSS National Champion, Turbine Extreme Class
  • 2006 Class Champion - LOTO Shootout
  • 2006 King of the Delta Pacific Offshore POPRA

Specifications[edit]

Miss GEICO offshore race boats, Mystic, MTI, Victory boat and the Caveman Cigarette.

2006 Miss GEICO Mystic #113[edit]

Builder: Mystic Powereboats
Materials: Carbon, Kevlar, S Glass
Length: 50 feet
Weight: 10,000 lbs
Type: Jet-A
Engines: Whispering Turbines Inc. T-53 703 series
Horsepower: 2100 x 2
Top Speed: 210+ mph

2007 Miss GEICO MTI #113[edit]

Builder: Marine Technologies Incorporated
Materials: Composite, Carbon, Epoxy
Length: 44 feet
Beam: 10’ 6
Weight: 10,000 lbs
Fuel: 500 Gal Capacity
Type: Jet- A
Drives: BPM
Engines: Turbine Marine Inc's, Lycoming T-53 703 series
Horsepower: 1850 x 2
Top Speed: 195+ mph

2004 Miss GEICO Victory #113[edit]

Builder: Victory Hull
Materials: Composite, Carbon, Epoxy
Length: 44 feet
Beam: 11’ 10
Weight: 9,500 lbs
Fuel: 265 Gal Capacity
Type: Jet- A
Drives: BPM
Engines: Mercury Racing twin 1650 piston power
Horsepower: 1650 x 2
Top Speed: 187+ mph

2009 Caveman #113[edit]

Builder: Cigarette
Model: Top Gun 38
Materials: Fiberglass
Length: 38 feet
Weight: 9,500 lbs
Drives: Mercury Bravo XR Sportmaster
Engines: Mercury 525 EFI
Horsepower: 1050
Top Speed: 88+ mph

2008 Safety Boat #113[edit]

Builder: Cigar Material: S Glass
Length: 32 feet
Weight: 8,000 lbs
Engines: Mercury Racing 3.2 Stroker
Horsepower: 625
Top Speed: 80 mph

In Media[edit]

In 2007, the Discovery Channel filmed Miss GEICO for an episode of their series Build It Bigger which premiered September 26. Host Danny traveled to Turbine Marine Inc in Palm Beach, Florida where he helped the team rebuild one of their boats in order to be ready to compete in a Sarasota race. In 2009 the Miss GEICO boat was featured at all the Kentucky Derby events including Thunder over Louisville, Pegasus Parade, the Oaks and the Derby. In the second episode of the rebooted series of American Chopper, the OCC crew were commissioned to build a motorbike in the spirit of the Miss GEICO boat.

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