The Honor Squadron of the American Power Boat Association, the highest of APBA’s award programs, recognizes outstanding individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the sport of power boat racing.
Established in 1953 as a feature of the Association’s 50th anniversary celebration, a special committee set up guidelines for selecting inductees. Along with several prominent boating journalists, the committee chose 10 charter members who were participants from APBA’s first 39 years. Later limiting the number of members selected annually, the council decide to induct only three members, with special approval required for additional selections. Currently, over 100 outstanding men and women compose the Squadron.
Participants from all areas of the sport are considered for membership. Drivers, owners, designers, builders and engineers, as well as organizers and officials, may be selected. Inductees receive certificates and medals presented at the Association’s Annual Meeting.