Who is the APBA?


American Power Boat Association (APBA) FAQ

The APBA is the US governing body for power boat racing as authorized by the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique).

What does this mean?
This means that the APBA and its members have a few things that no other power boat racing organization the United States has….

Set Records
As technology progresses, boats become faster, easier to handle, and safer. this means that US, North American, and World Records are being set yearly. If you’re not a member of the APBA or racing in a APBA sanctioned event, the record is not recognized nationally or internationally.

Guaranteed Insurance
One of the most difficult things about putting on a race is the insurance. The racing industry as a whole is high speed, high risk, and high reward. That said, the APBA has found the best insurance provider in the industry and has secured insurance with people who KNOW boat racing.

Boat Races
The APBA sanctions more than 150 races nationwide. This provides a plethora of races for racers to earn points so that they can earn a championship!

Boat Racers
The APBA has thousands of members nationwide which means more competition at races.

Boat Racing Championships
The APBA is the only way to win a National, North America, or World Championship. To win a World Championship, you must be registered with the UIM and your National Authority (APBA)

COR Boat Racing
Classic Outboard Runabout races under APBA Special Events. Unlike Mod VP, we COR does not run under Outboard Performance Class (OPC), which used to be know as Outboard Pleasure Craft.

American Power Boat Association (APBA)