About XCAT

Powerboat Racing



UIM XCAT World Championship is the most exciting event in powerboating.
The largest group of powerboat racing boats with the major number of participating nations, together with the most competitive and spectacular race courses, make of it the most fascinating and thrilling event in Offshore powerboat racing.
12 Boats faster than 200 km/h on the water, 2 engines of 400 hp each per boat, the finest expression of powerboat racing at international level.
XCAT is the trading name of the Class III, 6-liter powerboat discipline. It was born from a need for a more approachable, economical, globally entertaining and secure form of ocean-going racing, and one that would blend two extremes: the offshore Class One and the circuit Formula 1 approach.
Today, XCAT has considered one of the most thrilling disciplines within extreme water sports with each round in the World Championship drawing a field of more than 12 high-performance boats.
The UIM XCAT World Championship is built on the success of the XCAT racing Events held to date, featuring Class III, 6-liter boats at their best. In addition, there will be other powerboating activities to complement the sporting offer.


Established in 1922, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is the world governing body for all Powerboating activities.
It is fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is a member of the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) and of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The UIM has 60 affiliated National Federations.

As the Internationally recognized authority for world powerboating, the UIM is charged with protecting and building the future of the Sport on behalf of its national federations and competitors and is responsible for creating a safe, accessible, unified and thriving sport.
Since 2017, the UIM is the Promoter of the XCAT Class, which will be rebranded from 2018 & beyond to become the UIM XCAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP featuring a new sport, media and marketing format as the PINNACLE of powerboat racing.


Raffaele Chiulli
UIM President