Historyof Velocity Powerboats

Velocity Powerboats

Velocity Powerboats developed from the skills, dreams, and ambitions of its founder, Steve Stepp over 42 years ago when he was a young boy. His first boat was a 14 foot Speedliner with a Scott Atwater outboard when he was only 14. He started officially racing as a teenager on the lakes in Ohio. At age 18 he and a friend opened a boat dealership and raced boats whenever they had the chance.

After winning 5 world records racing he came to Florida and started Velocity Powerboats in 1976. By applying lessons he had learned racing small boats, Steve started manufacturing boats and invented the Stepp Transon and Pad Bottom hull which changed the industry. This hull ran 10-15mph faster than other boats in its class and the first boat was purchased by now renowned Gene Whip. This led to a long time rivalry with Steve's friend Reggie Fountain to battle over being able to declare their boat as the worlds fastest.

Velocity Powerboats have proven to be some of the fastest and safest hull designs on the market, and they still exist today. The company now enters into a New Era yet with the same passion and commitment to excellence as since the beginning.

The new plant is a 20,000 square foot facility in Sanford, Fl and the company has invested heavily in R&D for new molds and boats designs for it's model line up. These new models will diversify the offering beyond just performance boats and includes BAY BOATS and CENTER CONSOLES for fishing and just all around family fun.

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