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Winner of the 180 mile West Palm Beach to Lucaya-Freeport Gatewa

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Winner of the 180 mile West Palm Beach to Lucaya-Freeport Gatewa

West Palm Beach, Florida June 14, 1965 The spear-nosed aluminum power boat won the 180 mile West Palm Beach to Lucaya-Freeport Gateway Marathon. Thirty nine boats started, but only 22 finished the race

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1960s 1965 B And W Boats Champion Compete Competing Competition Daytime Florida Germany Monochromatic Monochrome Motor Boats Motorboats Ocean Old Time Outdoor Power Boats Races Racing Sixties Speed Aluminum Boat Races Powerboats Speedboats West Palm Beach


Victory at Sea - The Untamed Power of the Spear-Nosed Aluminum Power Boat

EDITORS COMMENTS
. In this photo print, we are transported back to June 14,1965, witnessing a historic moment in West Palm Beach, Florida. The intense atmosphere of the West Palm Beach to Lucaya-Freeport Gateway Marathon boat race is palpable as thirty-nine boats set off on an arduous 180-mile journey across the ocean. Amidst fierce competition and challenging conditions, only twenty-two boats managed to conquer this grueling test of skill and endurance. However, it was the spear-nosed aluminum power boat that emerged triumphant from the tumultuous waves. Its sleek design and raw power propelled it ahead of its rivals with unmatched speed. This image captures not just a champion but also a piece of history frozen in time. It showcases the determination and passion that fueled these daring competitors as they pushed their limits for glory on the open sea. The monochromatic tones lend an air of nostalgia to this vintage photograph, transporting us back to an era when motorboat races were at their zenith. As we gaze upon this remarkable scene captured by Underwood Archives from Universal Images Group (UIG), we can't help but be captivated by both the beauty and danger inherent in such high-stakes competitions. This print serves as a testament to human resilience and our unyielding desire for victory against all odds - reminding us that sometimes even amidst adversity, true champions emerge victorious.

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