Superboats to come back to the Bay with a bang
EVERYTHING about the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships is big - big boats, big jumps, big speeds.
Now organisers are taking big to a new level.
The thunderous roar of million-dollar boats doing 200kmh will return to Hervey Bay for the series finale on the weekend of November 8-10.
In a bid to bring fans closer to the action, organisers will roll out a super-sized television at the Scarness foreshore to enhance spectators' racing experience.
Believed to be the largest television to visit the Fraser Coast, the juggernaut 8m-wide screen will stream a live feed of the race shot from a helicopter.
Other highlights include a meet the drivers event, a boat parade along the Esplanade and race day entertainment. Also new for 2013 is an exclusive area inside the course set up for paying guests to enjoy front row, 360 degree views and catering aboard catamarans.
The 40ft vessels will power round a triangular course from Torquay to Point Vernon within several hundred metres of the Esplanade.
For more info, visit www.visitfrasercoast.com.