nbcsports1-1-300x300Key West (September 6, 2016) — Super Boat International, the World’s Premier offshore racing series, along with STIHL (producer of the number one selling brand of chainsaws and a full line of outdoor power tools) and JM Associates is proud to announce for the third straight year, 3 hours of programming on NBC Sports to air early 2017.

This past February, 3 hours of the Key West World Championships aired on NBC Sports and was very well received by fans and viewership. Back for another year, the presenting sponsor, STIHL is leading the charge to showcase the best offshore teams in America and the world with another 3 hours of programming.

President of Super Boat International (SBI) comments, “With STIHL as presenting sponsor and the production team of JM Associates, we are fortunate, for the 3rd year in a row, to show the world the best competitors in a World Championship Event. Teams come from around the world and know the place to be recognized as the ultimate World Champion is here in Key West, Florida.”

IMG_9333-300x200“We were first introduced to the Superboat international Races by the late JR Noble,” Roger Phelps, Corporate Communications Manager of STIHL said. “STIHL is known for the power, precision, and performance of our power tools, so this sport is a natural fit for us. We continue to be impressed with the event, and the popularity that the NBC Sports program enjoy, so it was an obvious choice for us to return as the presenting sponsor. We are proud to be a part of bringing this unique and exciting sport to fans around the world.”

“Super Boat International produces the most exciting high performance offshore racing in America and we are excited to be a part of it for this third season. After the success of last year’s shows, we are excited to be producing three one-hour episodes which will air, early in 2017. With more coverage from the season events and the World Championships, we have an even better opportunity to highlight a far more in-depth understanding of the sport and participating race teams,” comments Mike McKinnis, VP – Executive Producer, JM Associates.

The anticipated airing is scheduled for the end of Q1 2017. The 3 1-hour shows will air on NBC sports with specific days and times to follow later this fall. Visit Superboat.com as we will provide you with details when they become available.

This article was originally published at:  http://superboat.com/2016/09/super-boat-international-nbc-sports-3rd-consecutive-year/