Welcome to the American Power Boat Association (APBA), the premier organization dedicated to the promotion and development of powerboat racing in the United States. With a rich history spanning over a century, we are at the forefront of the powerboat racing community, fostering excitement, competition, and camaraderie among enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Established in 1903, the APBA has been the driving force behind the growth and evolution of powerboat racing in America. Our organization serves as the governing body for a wide range of powerboat racing disciplines, including hydroplanes, inboard and outboard racing, offshore racing, and more. We work diligently to provide a fair, safe, and competitive environment for racers of all skill levels to showcase their talents and passion for the sport.

At the heart of the APBA’s mission is our commitment to preserving the heritage and traditions of powerboat racing while embracing innovation and technological advancements. We strive to strike a balance between tradition and progress, ensuring that our sport remains thrilling and relevant in today’s ever-changing world. Through collaboration with racers, teams, sponsors, and fans, we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in powerboat racing.

As an organization, the APBA is dedicated to promoting inclusivity and diversity within the powerboat racing community. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the excitement and joy of powerboat racing, regardless of their background, gender, or age. Our commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment extends beyond the racetrack, as we actively work to engage and inspire the next generation of powerboat racing enthusiasts.

In addition to our regulatory and developmental roles, the APBA also organizes and sanctions a wide array of thrilling powerboat racing events throughout the year. From regional races to national championships, our events showcase the incredible skill, dedication, and determination of our racers. These events also serve as a platform for fans to immerse themselves in the thrilling world of powerboat racing, witnessing firsthand the power, speed, and adrenaline that defines our sport.

As we look to the future, the APBA remains committed to advancing powerboat racing and ensuring its long-term sustainability. We will continue to collaborate with industry stakeholders, invest in technological advancements, and adapt to changing times, all while staying true to our core values and traditions. Together with our dedicated members, partners, and supporters, we will keep the spirit of powerboat racing alive and vibrant for generations to come.

Join us in celebrating the exhilarating world of powerboat racing and become part of the APBA community today. Whether you are a racer, a fan, or a supporter, your passion and enthusiasm are what make our sport thrive. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of speed, skill, and excitement, making powerboat racing an enduring American tradition.


The APBA is broken down into 9 different racing regions across the country. Each region has its own set of rules, which are created in accordance with APBA Bylaws. Within each of these regions, local race clubs organize, run & promote APBA sanctioned events.