Powerboat Nation is gearing up for the Emerald Coast Poker Run! Boat Week on the Emerald Coast is already underway. Over 100 boats are currently registered for the event. On Wednesday Powerboat Nation in conjunction with and support of Brand X Hi-Performance Marine is loading up in Fort Lauderdale and headed for the run.

The Emerald Coast Poker Run, known as Boat Week is a week long boating celebration that rounds out with The Emerald Coast Poker Run with scheduled activities Aug. 14-17.

Boat week benefits the Emerald Coast Foundation, an organization that supports children’s charities and youth organizations in Okaloosa County, the Emerald Coast Poker Run and Boat Week events, have raised more than $1 million to date for its cause. Events include Lucky Ladies Casino Night at Helen Back (Aug. 14), Miss Boat Week Bikini Contest at The Swamp (Aug. 15), a Captain’s party at AJ’s (Aug. 16), and The Emerald Coast Poker Run followed by the Poker Run Party at the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

Powerboat Nation will arrive around noon on Thursday with plenty of time to check in and get ready for the Miss Boat Week Contest and Party at the SWAMP. On Friday be on the lookout for us shooting the T-Shirt Cannon during the Florida Powerboat Clubs Fun Run and Video shoot on the beach across for AJ’s and on Saturday at the Juana’s Pagodas Beach Bar.

The Emerald Girls will be onboard the Powerboat Nation Cigarette throughout the weekend joining in on all the fun! Live the lifestyle and join us this weekend in Destin, Florida.

There has always been great stuff at the Emerald Coast Poker Run. This picture from a few years ago when I was at the run with Larry Goldman of XtremePowerboats running the Ferrari MTI.

Big thanks to Stu and Jacky of the Florida Power Boat Club for their continued support and fantastic organization of this event. The Emerald Coast is a fantastic and unique location for a powerboating event, it’s beautiful beaches, wide open inside waterway, and centralized location attract boaters from across the nation to this ideal spot in Florida’s Northern Panhandle.