..........A testament to this fact and
the structural integrity of a Superboat was accomplished at the 1994 world
championships in Key West. "The Factory-class offshore race was decided
between two teams from Freeport who jockeyed for the lead from start to finish.
Ultimately, Bill Skudder's HYPERACTIVE took home the title, but not without a
fight from their hometown rivals LAY IT OUT, a 24-foot Superboat which placed
second. "This was our first year racing. We bought a 10-year old pleasure
boat for $4,000 and placed second in the world," stated Rick Roberts, owner
and driver. "It (the boat) handled and withstood some of the roughest
offshore conditions I have ever seen, and the boat held together with not a
single stress crack for wear." - The
Racer's Edge, January 1995.