The UIM Extreme Catamaran World Powerboat Championships ‘XCAT World Series’ confirmed plans to secure a US round in 2017. XCAT (short for Extreme Catamaran) is one of the most challenging and extreme powerboat series in the world with the largest international contingent and greatest number of teams competing at spectacular locations across the globe. After the success of the recent Australian round held at the Gold Coast which has seen the TV audience grown to more than 450 million households globally, a new goal for the organization.
The Series remains one of the most competitive and exciting competitions on the water, with speeds approaching 120 mph on a track as rough as any off road motorsport. XCAT boats are multi-hulls made of advanced carbon technology with two outboard engines with 600 hp with up to 5,000cc.
The US market is important for our development so we wish to hold at least one race there in 2017 to complement our spread of races in Europe, Asia and Australia
said CEO Ronan Morgan.
XCAT appointed top UK Sports production firm Sunset+Vine to handle TV production and distribution. Currently the XCAT World Series is telecasted globally by over 30 broadcasters.
US drivers Jay Price and Shaun Torrente compete in the series along with top crews from around the world. XCAT also confirmed plans for additional European events in 2016.