Monday, November 24, 2014

77 Lucas Oil SilverHook :: 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


KEY WEST, FL - For the third year in a row, the team is crowned National Champions and this year in the Superboat Unlimited class competing against the biggest, fastest catamarans and monohulls in the World! Team owner and throttleman, Nigel Hook said "We weren’t always the fastest boat in this class, but we certainly deserved and earned this National Championship not only because we accumulated the most national points by attending every race showing a firm commitment to the Superboat International series, but also because of the persistence and dedication of our team and the reliability of our Mercury 1075 engines.”

"Heading into this 34th Annual Superboat World Championships in Key West, people were saying we didn't stand a chance" Hook said "but we knew we did, we just needed something other than the flat water seen all season!" 

It turns out that Hook’s “other than the flat water” comment was upheld during the final race on Sunday where course conditions were confused. The protected areas, running in and out of Mallory Square harbor, presented easy two-foot waves, however, the outside legs came alive with three to four-footers, the occasional five-foot hole, and gusty wind conditions. "Not that I considered those condition really rough, but it was rough enough to see the big cats get ridiculously out of shape with Miss GEICO standing vertical on its transom (more than once) and even the 52' MTI looking like an accident waiting to happen" said Michael Silfverberg, driver of the 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook. (VIDEO)

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