The Cougar Powerboats US1 46 is a late entry that will be piloted by Richard Carr and Steve Curtis in the 2016 Venture Cup round-Ireland race


The latest team to announce its participation in the 2016 Venture Cup is Cougar Powerboats, and the Solent-based firm has an all-star team set to pilot the US1 46.

Former world champions Steve Curtis and Richard Carr will make up the team on board this late entry into the round-Ireland race.

Cougar Powerboats admits that the boat’s participation relies on the prompt delivery of two key components – the twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines and Mercury M8 stern drives.

However, with everything going according to plan, this formidable machine should line up alongside other strong contenders such as the Vector V40R, as driven by Peter Dredge.

The 2016 Venture Cup will take the form of a round-Ireland race, starting in Cork on June 12 and finishing up in Dublin 7 days later, after an epic 1,000nm dash around the Emerald isle.

Looking further ahead and there is an indication that this Cougar Powerboats team may also be entering this years Cowes Torquay Cowes Classic, with the company posting a link to the September event underneath its Venture Cup announcement. Fingers crossed…