World Record Speed Holder: APACHE STAR2019-09-02T07:04:49-04:00

The “Apache Star”

  • Apache Powerboats - Apache 50 - "Apache Star"

The Apache Star is the most famous Deep-V offshore Kevlar and carbon fiber race boat in history. Originally named Apache Heritage, the boat broke multiple records and won world championships in 1992 and 1993 while writing powerboat history as the first sit-down Deep-V in the world.

Following more than 7,000 hours of painstaking work to refurbish the boat to as-new condition, The Apache Star once again wears it’s famed Number 50 in anticipation of it’s new world record attempt. Modern upgrades to the boat include new custom-made helmets and Recaro racing bucket seats that utilize technologies developed for next-generation fighter jets, plus twin Mercury Racing bi-turbo engines that generate a combined total of 2,700 horsepower.

In initial test drives, The Apache Star has achieved speeds in excess of 115 knots, and even faster speeds may be seen when it attempts to set the world record for the fastest crossing between Key West, Florida, and Havana, Cuba on August 1, 2015.

Meet The Crew

Of The Apache Star

Roger Kluh
Roger KluhOwner/Driver
A lifelong boater, Roger Kluh grew up with boats In the family. In the course of his 15-year career as a star ice hocky player In the German Elite League, Roger enjoyed numerous summer vacations in the South of France, where he developed a growing interest in offshore performance boats.
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Mark McManus
Mark McManusBuilder and Throttle man
Mark McManus has enjoyed a storybook career that has seen him manufacture more than 600 offshore boats with Halter Marine, Cigarette Racing Team, USA Racing Team, McManus SuperBoats and Apache Powerboats. His innovations and dedication to clients from kings to dictators to entrepreneurs to world governments…
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John Pompi
John PompiMechanical Engineer
John Pompi, founder of Marine Performance Inc., has amassed more than 30 years of experience in the mechanical rigging of performance powerboats.He started his remarkable career at the age of 15, working in North Miami with powerboat legends Don Aronow and Mark McManus.
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