August 2 2015
A major development this week as the Vector V40S tests successfully fully unmanned at over 60 knots.
Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Vector Martini Racing added: “This was a very competitive and experienced field to take on in our first competition but the boat performed flawlessly and the strategy paid off. We knew a win in our class was achievable but to take the overall title was a great result, particularly against some more powerful boats. I am genuinely delighted for both the team and for our partnership with Martini.” Malcolm Crease, CEO, Vector Martini Racing.
Vector Martini Racing will continue its program later this month with an attempt to break the UIM Cross Channel World Record from Poole to Cherbourg.
Vector Martini sets 3 new records
Nov 6 2015
Very successful last day in at Coniston. 3 new records and 3 team members awarded the K7 star for setting records over 100mph.
Vector Powerboats of Kelowna BC celebrates a triumphant return to powerboat racing.
Sunday 31 August 2014:
Vector Martini Racing finished first in both races, and overall, at the prestigious annual Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race yesterday. The race, also known as Cowes-Torquay- Cowes is regarded as the oldest toughest powerboat race in the world. The team picked up an array of 7 trophies over the weekend including The Beaverbrook Trophy (overall winner), The Mellery-Pratt Challenge Trophy, The Cougar Trophy and The Waynefleet Challenge Trophy.
This is the first time that Vector Martini team has raced in the UK. Martini boasts a rich heritage in power boating but the Vector Martini team is the first to carry the distinguished blue and red racing stripes in over two decades, following the official launch of the partnership earlier this year in Monaco. The sleek V40R powerboat was designed and manufactured by Vector Powerboats Inc. in Kelowna BC, Canada.
Peter Dredge, chief pilot of the Vector Martini Racing team said: “The team are thrilled to have won both races and the overall title in the prestigious Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race, and to have put Martini back at the top of professional powerboat racing for the first time in over 20 years. The boat handled extremely well and the weeks of careful preparation have delivered a fantastic result.” Peter Dredge - Pilot, Vector Martini Racing.
Vector Powerboats of Kelowna British Columbia is proud to announce that a race version of its flagship model the Vector V-40 will be competing in the Evolution class of the Powerboat P1 Offshore Racing Circuit. The canopied version of the 40 will fly under the banner of Lucas Oil Scandinavian Offshore Challenge (or Lucas Oil SOC for short) for 2010 on the European circuit. Piloted by Nigel Hook and Michael Silfverberg, this custom 40 will surely bring due attention to the racing heritage molded into every Vector Powerboat. Hook said what sold him on the boat was how it handles going into sharp turns. The boat’s strakes and running surface go to the bow, which Hook believes helps with handling.“It runs nice and light on the water and you can turn it really hard,” he said. “You can drive it hard into a turn like an old traditional V-bottom.” Hook ran the V-40 at high speeds with the aerodynamic stabilizers in and out, and said there is a noticeable difference in handling.
The Vector 40 is penned by famed architect Ocke Mannerfelt, and his designs are no stranger to the podium.“The design of the bottom is very fast and still forgiving,” Mannerfelt said.
The first race version is slated to be testing in January. Vectorpowerboats.com will be updating frequently on the progress of this exciting project.
VECTOR MARTINI RACING WINS HISTORIC COWES CLASSIC OFFSHORE TROPHY FOR CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Sunday, September 6 2015
Vector Martini Racing, in distinctive Martini Rosso livery, successfully defended last year’s trophy by finishing first in both races, and overall, at the prestigious annual Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race. The race, also known as Cowes-Torquay-Cowes is regarded as one of the toughest powerboat races in the world. The Team, consisting of experienced pilot Peter Dredge, Malcom Crease and Simon Powell, was joined by David Gandy, who competed for the first time in an official race.
This is the Vector Martini team’s second race in the UK since its launch in 2014. The sleek V40R powerboat was designed and manufactured by Vector Powerboats Inc. in Canada.
The race started from Egypt Point on the Isle of Wight and the powerboats crossed over 90 nautical miles to Torquay, before returning to finish right outside the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. According to the race organiser, this year’s event has seen one of the best turnouts of boats, as well as spectators, who watched from hundreds of boats as well as a variety of locations along the South Coast of England.
Vector Martini Racing will continue its programme later this month with an attempt to break the UIM Cross Channel World Record from Poole to Cherbourg.
Peter Dredge, chief pilot of Vector Martini Racing said: “Vector is about marine performance and todays back-to-back win is another very credible milestone in re-establishing Vector Martini Racing as a world-class endurance racing team. We look forward to continues success later this month an attempt to break the outright Cross-Channel World Record.”
Mal Crease, Founder and CEO of Vector Martini Racing added: “We are very pleased to have successfully defended the title we won last year in our first season as Vector Martini Racing, moving up this year from B-Class to A-Class. We are also very pleased for our new partners including Porsche and Henri Lloyd.”