A restored boat is a racing boat that could have participated in APBA sanctioned events at the time of its original construction, with a measurable part of the original hull structure, hardware, engine or appendages still in use. Engine types used in the restoration must resemble one found in the original model. If, due to scarcity of original components, a larger engine is used, the type and approximate power output of the original must be maintained.
Vintage & Historic
Preserving the Tradition
The V&H category is about more than just racing - it’s about bringing together multiple generations of racers who love the sport and enjoy sharing experiences of the past 100 years of racing with the entire race community. These boats are as beautiful as they are powerful and members are always willing to share the story of their boat, and all the amazing history of the APBA. These owners and drivers bring the APBA’s racing history to life by showing their boats to the public both on shore and on the water. Fans attending a V&H event for the first time will be amazed at how far powerboat racing has come over the years, and equally amazing is the APBA’s dedication to preserving the history that helped shape the motor racing world to what it is today.