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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New Edox Watch Salutes Mystic Superboat Champion

by John Sealander  

If you’re a champion powerboat racer, you need the Miss Geico Mystic superboat…  If you’re a Mystic fan, you need the Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph watch.

Miss Geico Triple Crown LizardThe Miss Geico Mystic is legendary in the world of offshore powerboat racing. This extreme class monster, powered by twin Lycoming T-55 gas turbine engines, can reach speeds in excess of 210 miles per hour. If you want to win an offshore powerboat championship, you need the Miss Geico Superboat. Miss Geico has captured an amazing five consecutive World Championships in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph

Edox WatchesIf you’re a fan of Miss Geico, you need something else: you need the Edox Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph. Like the legendary 113, the Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph is a technological marvel. This dramatic 45mm timepiece features a hi-tech black carbon fiber dial with the official Miss Geico Racing logo at 12 o’clock. Timing events is a snap with 60 second and 30-minute sub-dials in an easy-to-read “two eye” configuration. There is a convenient date window at 6 o’clock, along with a black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel. You can choose to have your watch equipped with either a custom Miss Geico yellow or black caoutchouc strap.

This limited edition chronograph is powered by a precision Swiss made Edox Calibre 103 movement. An all black, PVD coated 316L stainless steel case is water resistant to an amazing 3000 feet and features an engraved Class-1 powerboat propeller on the screw down caseback. This fabulous watch shares more than technological prowess with its famous namesake. In honor of the famous “113” boat, production of the Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph has been limited to 113 pieces worldwide, with each watch individually numbered on the engraved caseback.

Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph – Open Back View
Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph - Open Back View

There is one more similarity that race fans will appreciate. When the race is over the Miss Geico 113 retires to its own custom trailer. When it’s off your wrist, Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph rests in a fabulous custom presentation case, emblazoned with the Geico Offshore Racing Team logo. Very few drivers will ever have the opportunity to pilot the Miss Geico Mystic and only 113 lucky fans will ever get the opportunity to wear the Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph. To secure this fabulous timepiece for your own collection, contact your authorized Edox dealer immediately and reserve your official Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph.

Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph – Open Box
Miss Geico Limited Edition Chronograph - Open Box

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Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Edox Miss Geico Enjoys Highly Successful 2011 Racing Season


by Ivo Jackson

Miss Geico Triple Crown LizardHeralded as one of the fastest powerboats in the world, Miss GEICO Racing dominated the 2011 US offshore powerboat racing season with eight first place victories. The world-renowned 50-foot neon green catamaran is probably the most recognized powerboat in racing today, with a superior team at the helm pushing Miss GEICO, and American offshore powerboat racing, to a new level.

Marc Granet - Scott BegovichOne of the winningest teams in offshore powerboat racing, the Miss GEICO racing team — founded by Yellow Pages heir John Haggin — and piloted by driver Marc Granet and throttleman Scott Begovich, is committed to excellence, and this commitment translates into superior performance in every race. This winning strategy has won myriads of fans to the electrifying Miss GEICO powerboat and racing team.

This year, the Miss GEICO racing team won almost every race in which they competed, with eight total wins including the Super Boat International (SBI) World Championship and the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) World Championship races. The Miss GEICO powerboat racing team are five-time SBI world champions and seven-time OPA world champions. The 2011 racing season didn’t disappoint, with wins throughout and a stellar finish.

The Miss GEICO 2011 Racing Win Record

May 20-22 – SBI Cocoa Beach, Florida – First Place
June 17-19 – OPA Sunny Isles, Florida – First Place
July 1-3 – SBI Sarasota, Florida – First Place
July 29-31 – OPA Saint Clair, Michigan – First Place
September 23-25 – OPA Solomon’s Island, Maryland – First Place
September 30-October 2 – SBI Clearwater, Florida – First Place
October 6-9 – Orange Beach, Alaska (OPA Worlds) – First Place
November 7-13 SBI (SBI Worlds) Key West, Florida – First Place

Edox Miss Geico Racing Limited Edition Chronograph

Edox Swiss WatchesAlso known for precision and superior performance, Edox is the official watch of the Miss GEICO racing team. Made with the finest materials and the most advanced Swiss engineering, Edox high-performance water resistant sports timepieces are popular with both competitors and their fans, and for good reason. The exemplary style and function of Edox watches surpasses all competition, as does the Miss GEICO offshore powerboat and racing team.

Miss Geico No. 113 Edox Miss Geico
Miss Geico 113 Edox Miss Geico

Now, Edox has introduced the Edox Miss Geico Racing Chronograph, limited to only 113 pieces worldwide, with the ambition of capturing the spirit of the Miss Geico offshore powerboat in every respect, from precision to performance.

Edox Mens 10304 37NJ NJ Miss Geico Racing Limited Edition Chronograph Watch


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Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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