Six-Time World Champion Miss Geico Racing Team Appearing In Norwalk
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT
The second generation Miss GEICO MTI catamaran is 44 feet long and weighs 10,500 pounds. Its TM 1850 twin turbines generate 3,900 total horsepower and boast a top recorded speed of 194 mph.
Team posters, hero cards, and GEICO giveaways will be available as well. When visiting the Miss GEICO display area, show attendees can also register for a chance to win a 24-inch electric radio controlled Pro Boat Miss GEICO replica as well as a $200 gas gift card.
Two world championships titles were won with the 44-foot Miss GEICO MTI. The team won an additional four world championships in the original 42-foot Miss GEICO Platinum and in the 50-foot Miss GEICO Mystic. All were turbine powered.
The team’s newest entry, the 50-foot Miss GEICO Victory is powered by twin Mercury 1650 Race Stern Drives. The team has made a significant transition from turbine engines to piston-power during the 2013 race season. The change has presented tremendous challenges for the team in their quest for a seventh world title, however, three race victories have been achieved so far this season.
Other featured events for the boat show include; guest appearances by Jonathan Hillstrand from the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, Try It Cover featuring stand-up paddling and kayaking tours and demos, Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center in addition to other premium workshops.
2013 Norwalk Boat Show Information and Details:
The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show takes place Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. each day.
Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd.
East Norwalk, CT 06855
Admission to the Norwalk Boat Show is $15 for adults and FREE for kids 15 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased online. Attendees can arrive by boat and anchor in Norwalk Harbor or take the water taxi to the docks by VHF 72. The cost is $5 per person.
About Miss GEICO
Miss GEICO is an offshore racing sponsored by GEICO Insurance and owned by the country’s premier and fastest-performing powerboat racing team, AMF (America Moving Forward) Offshore racing. Miss GEICO is headquartered in Riviera Beach, FL.
With the duo of Driver Marc Granet and Throttleman Scott Begovich, Miss GEICO holds numerous world speed runs and records. Since the team’s inception in 2005, Miss GEICO has won six World Championship Titles. In addition to competing in Offshore Racing, the Miss GEICO team participates year-round in boat shows, air shows, poker runs and charitable events assisting United We Race Inc., the team’s 501 (c) (3) charity, providing support to veterans and veterans’ programs. Miss GEICO earned its World Titles with turbine-powered engines.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO’s online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com .