Industry Reaction Mixed To New APBA Center Console Class

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The APBA recently announced a center console racing class for the upcoming long-distance racing events. SpeedOnTheWater reached out to Randy Scism for comment. Continue reading below to see what he had to say! 

Last Friday’s news that the American Power Boat Association has created and published rules for new center console classes specifically for point-to-point, long-distance record events, such as the 2021-2022 APBA Ocean Cup Series, and time trials, has spurred spirited discussion among high-performance center console builders. Strong reactions, of course, were predictable given the popularity of the segment and its ongoing impact on the go-fast powerboat market.

Randy Scism, MTI, Wentzville, Mo.
“I think it’s cool that they have a class for the center consoles. That just shows where the market is going. They absolutely are great multi-purpose boats that are gaining traction everywhere. I can’t wait to run one at an event.”


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