Winning hull and engine manufacturer titles

The Miami International Boat Show formed the backdrop for the presentation of the 2007 Winning Hull and Engine Manufacturer Titles in the Evolution Class of the P1 World Championship to Fountain Powerboats and Ilmor Engineering.

Reggie Fountain, owner and president of Fountain Powerboats and Paul Ray, President of Ilmor Engineering, accepted their awards during a presentation ceremony on the Fountain stand.

Powerboat P1’s Managing Director, Jim O’Toole, and Sales and Marketing Director, Robert Wicks, were on hand to present the trophies. The award for the Winning Hull and Engine Manufacturer went to the 2007 P1 World Champions, King of Shaves Fountain Worldwide, powered by Ilmor.

“We said we’d never go boat racing, but when Powerboat P1 appeared it was clear we couldn’t say no,” said an enthused Paul Ray.

“P1 makes you feel like rock stars!” exclaimed Craig Wilson who earned the Championship title with co-pilot and offshore racing veteran, James Sheppard. “It is a great show and they make you feel like a big deal!” he said.’

Fountain dominated the US offshore racing scene in 2007 with several major titles and pledges its ongoing support for the P1 series which starts in Italy in May and concludes in the Middle East in October.