Spirit of Qatar to Enter Extreme Turbine Class in 2013


by John Sealander  

Miss Geico Driver Marc Granet Welcomes a
Formidable New Competitor: The Spirit of Qatar

When the 2013 Offshore Powerboat Association season begins, the legendary Miss Geico 113 will have some serious new competition. The Qatar Marine Sports Association will be partnering with Mystic Powerboats and Whispering Turbines to build a new extreme/turbine class boat for the 2013 season.

Marc Granet, Miss Geico Superboat DriverMarc Granet, driver of the legendary Miss Geico Superboat, welcomes the competition. “We’re really happy we’ll have a high-speed boat like ours out there again,” said Granet recently.

According to Sheikh Hassan, who leads the Qatar Marine Sports Association team, having another Mystic boat in the extreme/turbine class will raise the level of competition and excitement tremendously. The Mystic has dominated the extreme/turbine class over the past five years and having another Mystic boat as a competitor will make the 2013 season the most exciting in powerboat racing history.

The new Spirit of Qatar, like the famous Miss Geico 113 Mystic, will be powered by a pair of T55-L7C turbine engines, each delivering around 2,900 horsepower. The specially modified Lycoming engines were originally built to power the Chinook helicopter and are perfect for marine racing because they only weigh 700 pounds each.

Edox Miss Geico Superboat

The Miss Geico Superboat has captured an amazing five consecutive World Championships in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, often reaching speeds in excess of 210 miles per hour. Can this amazing winning streak continue with another Mystic competitor? Only time will tell.

Edox Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph

Edox Swiss WatchesThose of you who are rooting for the legendary Miss Geico to win this epic competition will want to have the Edox Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph on their wrist. This spectacular limited edition chronograph is powered by a precision Swiss made Edox Calibre 103 movement. This 44mm masterpiece features a black, PVD coated 316L stainless steel case that is water resistant to an amazing 3000 feet.

With an exclusive engraved Class-1 powerboat propeller on the screw down caseback and an edition limited to only 113 pieces, this exclusive timepiece is almost as rare as the Mystic powerboat it honors.


To secure a Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph for your own collection, contact your authorized Edox dealer immediately and reserve your “113” today.

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