This weekend Powerboat Nation rolled as a spectator to the Florida Powerboat Clubs Fort Myers Poker Run. Returning to the Pink Shell Resort ideally located at the north end of Fort Myers Beach, this newly renovated resort hotel with a bay side marine immediately across the street was a perfect location for such an event.

When we arrived Saturday morning, many of the boat owners on the dock getting ready to go. The weather was perfect and the 25 boats participating in the run were all anxious to underway. Stu was busy getting ready to go but I was able to capture him for a few moments to get his take on how things were shaping up for the event and the club.

Talking with Stu he said he was thrilled to return to Southwest Florida, “The renovated hotel is perfect. it has great floating docks; and near the inlet so everything is easy and convenient” he also said the poker run participants had responded well , to the new event and participation was fantastic, and feels that there’s a strong resurgence of activity from the members both from southwest Florida and also the members from away who enjoy coming here.”

The Florida Powerboat Club also had its safety plan in place and two fully equipped boats were loaded with divers and response gear to support the clubs safety plan.

As soon as the boats began to depart, we rode to the lunch stop to catch them at the docks before leaving from the roll back to the east side of Florida and the Palm Beach Boat Show.

Bravo to Stu, Jacky and the crew of the Florida Powerboat Club for putting on such a great event at a great location on the Gulf Side of Florida! Florida Powerboat Clubs next event is the Tampa Bay Poker Run, April 12-14. This is always a great event, held at the Vinoy Resort.