ICARUS Sports has secured a landmark partnership with the UIM XCAT World Championship (property of WPM LLC), one of the most spectacular powerboat racing series in the world. Powered by 2 Mercury Racing 400ROS outboard engines producing a whopping 400hp each and with speeds topping 200km/h, these racing catamarans are the finest expression of powerboat racing at an international level. The XCAT is considered one of the most thrilling disciplines within the extreme water sports realm and is offshore powerboat racing at its best.
With a multitude of participating nations, fleets of more than a dozen boats, spectacular 6.5km racecourse laps, and exciting venues in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia, the circuit truly is global adrenaline-fueled entertainment. These race boats were designed as a more approachable, economical, safe, and globally entertaining form than any other powerboat event, hitting the ground running and proving to be an instant success.
Jason Georgaris, CEO at ICARUS Sports comments: “ICARUS Sports is delighted to team up with the UIM XCAT World Championship. The XCATS are the hottest asset in powerboat racing today and the perfect fit for ICARUS Sports’ established action sports line up. We are very excited about the cooperation with UIM and XCAT for the years to come and cannot wait for an action-packed season with the full racing calendar being announced shortly.”
Dr Raffaele Chiulli, UIM President states: “We are thrilled to be partnering with ICARUS Sports to take the breathtaking action of the iconic UIM XCAT World Championship Series to an ever-growing audience in the four corners of the planet. ICARUS Sports’ expertise and global reach will allow the fans of our Sport to enjoy the most spectacular powerboat racing coverage from up close.”
World Powerboat Management comments: “WPM is delighted to be part of this exciting powerboat sport discipline and we strongly believe we will bring it to a whole new level thanks to our team efforts and investments.”
ICARUS Sports and its dedicated team of seafarers and petrol heads are the perfect fit and will be there to capture all the action. More specifically, ICARUS Sports will be responsible to produce live streaming from all the stopovers, social media and daily highlights clips during the events, raw footage and interviews for TV usage, and 26-min documentaries for each event.
In addition, ICARUS Sports will be distributing the daily highlights clips to online media, and the documentaries and live rights to media outlets worldwide. Also, highlights from the event will be included in our monthly TV show, Gearing Up, meaning guaranteed exposure in more than 160 countries. Lastly, ICARUS Sports will be producing a dedicated standalone UIM XCAT World Series Championship TV series.
Photo Credits: UIM XCAT World Championship | Raffaelo Bastiani