If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
  1. #1
    My Boats:
    38 Jupiter CC, Miss GEICO
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Boca Raton, FL

    Exclamation MISS GEICO Acquires LONGLITE TEAM- VID- Immediate Release

    Miss GEICO – World’s Fastest Offshore Team –
    Adds Speed and Power with acquisition of Miss Long Lite

    LAKE WORTH, FL - (Jan. 10, 2008) - The world’s fastest offshore powerboat team just got faster. Miss GEICO, a 40-ft., turbine-powered marine monster that regularly hits speeds higher than 180 miles per hour, has made her mark on the offshore powerboat racing circuit. With unparalleled performances last year that left records and awe-struck fans in her wake, the AMF-owned extreme performance class turbine rewrote the parameters of powerboat racing in 2007.

    The story of a champion continues to unfold with the team’s latest step toward greatness. This week, Miss GEICO added the Miss Longlite team to its arsenal of go-fast water warriors. A 50-foot catamaran that boasts manufacturer Mystic Powerboats’ trademark consistency, Miss Longlite catapults the Miss GEICO suite of performance boats into a new category.

    “This move helps us transcend into unimaginable levels,” said Team Owner John Haggin. “Now the sport’s fastest, most powerful boats all race under the Miss GEICO name. There is no question our team has the most depth of any in the performance class.”

    This unprecedented move illustrates Haggin’s commitment to elevating the sport. Investments in his team’s tools, talents and traditions have infused new energy into offshore powerboat racing’s performance classes and set the stage for an exciting 2008 season.

    “We can’t wait to launch into the upcoming season,” said Miss GEICO team driver Marc Granet. “This is undeniably the fastest offshore powerboat ever.” Granet, a veteran who earned his stripes in one of offshore racing’s most competitive classes, the outboard catamaran, knows Longlite’s twin T-55 3,000 horsepower engines, coupled with the tenacity of his team and crew, equal excellence. “This boat is beyond extreme. We hit 210 miles per hour in seconds,” he added. “There’s just nothing like it on the water.”

    The Margin of Excellence
    But, the team concedes it will take more than fast boats to claim the 2008 extreme class season. In addition to the Longlite boat, Miss GEICO has acquired the expertise that brought her potential to life. John Cosker leader, of Mystic Powerboats and the Callan/Mystic Crew, one of the industry’s best-known manufacturers, will lend their insight and experience to the team’s winning efforts as Crew Chief of the Miss GEICO Mystic. He will have first-hand oversight of the transition from Longlite to Miss GEICO. “We’re looking forward to taking Miss GEICO to the next level. This boat is a pretty formidable weapon - backing her with the power and drive that defines the Miss GEICO team will make us unbeatable.”

    Regarded as an innovator in an industry that hangs on the hype of “the next best thing” Cosker’s designs, under the Mystic Powerboats moniker, revolutionize team owners’ aspirations. “It’s bigger than the boat,” he explained. “Lots of teams have great boats these days, but to really transform into a monster at race time it will come down to skill, race preparation and drive train. This is a race of attrition and as important as how fast a boat can run is how long it can stay in the race? But in the end, the skill level of the guys inside the cockpit has to rise to the speed of the boat for a team to reach its potential. That will happen with our team – all season long.”

    The Callan Cosker duo once sat inside the cockpit of the boat that will now race under the Miss GEICO name. Now, in addition to heading up the boat’s crew, Cosker will remain at the helm of Mystic Powerboats, an 11-year-old venture that continues to evolve with the industry. “Our business is doing great. I loved being in the cockpit,” Cosker said, “But it will be nice to step back and look at the technical side of things.”

    “Transferring my knowledge to Marc and Scotty and actually being able to see it applied will be truly invaluable,” Cosker said. Keeping Cosker’s insight close at hand exemplifies the well-known recipe of the Miss GEICO team’s success – her people. In addition to counting the world’s fastest boats among its assets, the Miss GEICO team includes gladiators who guide her through battle with razor-sharp skill and a dedicated crew of the best engineers and marine architects the industry has to offer. Granet, the team’s driver, is joined in the cockpit by industry great Scotty Begovich, a throttleman whose race-winning action is met only by his instinct. “Bringing this boat on board shows how Haggin is taking all the right steps to solidify our standing as the world’s best powerboat racing team,” Begovich said. “We’re adding the sport’s best boats, training our team and crew on how to get the maximum performance out of each and retaining the expertise and insight that made Longlite a great team to begin with. An investment doesn’t get any smarter than that.”

    Ready to deliver a whopping return, the Miss GEICO team heads full throttle into the 2008 season with more than 20 races comprising this year’s schedule. The well-loved crew will continue to bring all of the excitement and performance that has become its trademark, with its new boat cranking the volume to a deafening roar. The expansion makes the most of Miss GEICO’s resources, adding an extra dose of innovation to an existing formula that sets the standard for offshore powerboat racing. Miss GEICO MTI, Platinum and Caveman turbine extreme boats will continue to be expertly managed by the Miss GEICO/Turbine Marine crew which performed so well in 2007. “This is the real deal. We’re playing to win and win big. I hope the world is watching because we’re ready to show our fans what they came to see,” Haggin said.

    You guys get it first!!
    Last edited by Maximus; 02-19-2008 at 02:39 PM.

  2. #2
    Registered masher44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    All under one umbrella! Congrats!

  3. #3
    Registered rchevelle71's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1982 Pantera 24sport
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Boca Raton
    Congrats guys, see ya in St Cloud.

  4. #4
    Registered Top Banana's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1974 35 Cigarette BENIHANA, 1976 24 Banana Boat.
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Rhode Island summer, Florida winter
    It can only get better from here.

    Just what the sport needs, a momentum that hopefully will carry all the different organizations into one unified body.

    Then the sponsors will sit up and take notice and give real value to the sport.

    Don't forget the little guys though.....they are the backbone of the growth of the sport.

    You guys are doing a great job, keep it up.

  5. #5
    VIP Member VIP Member OldSchool's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Cigarette CC and Boston Whaler currently
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Good seeing you at the party the other night Marc. The next day hurt!!!

    I can't talk about it right now, it's being handled by the Postal Inspector. Those guys don't mess around!

  6. #6
    Rob VIP Member Strip Poker 388's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Hustler 388
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Congrats guys ,best of luck in 2008

    Who was building/maintaining the Turbine motors in the Longlite boat before??

    Boost makes up for Cubic Inchs

  7. #7
    Gold Member Gold Member omerta one's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2009 Lip-Ship Gladiator; 1995 Cig 20
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    WOW! Congrats.....hope to see you at the LOTO shootout this year!
    Tommy Gun

  8. #8
    Neno the mind boggler VIP Member glassdave's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Batboat, 38 Scarab Thunder, 16 Sidewinder, 27 Magnum
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    toledo oh
    Congrats you guys! cant wait for the season to start
    Throttles- Cleveland Construction 377 Talon
    08 OPA Class 1 National Champion
    08 Class 1 Geico Triple Crown Champion
    08 OPA High Points Champion
    10 OPA Class 1 National Champion ( happy now Ed! )

  9. #9
    Registered User BAJA WILL's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Don't even mention the word boat
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Tampa, Indian Shores Beach
    Fastest offshore team, by Geico, HHMMM if I remember they won't insure anything over 70mph??

    Like AARP sponcering NASCAR

  10. #10
    My Boats:
    40 SKATER
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Congratz! All under one big umbrella , have a awesome 08 season
    ROCK ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SPY Vid- Miss GEICO Mystic testing- Sarasota bay
    By Maximus in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 07-30-2008, 04:00 PM
  2. Team Miss GEICO -The power of OSO- Record Search
    By Maximus in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-01-2008, 09:46 PM
    By Maximus in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-13-2007, 06:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.