NJ Performance Powerboat Club

New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club (NJPPC), is a 200+ member strong organization is one the most prolific clubs around. Our members are passionate about attending offshore races, powerboat rallies and boat shows. Our club is a sociable one, with members who own all types of boats and come from diverse backgrounds. This helps eliminate cliques and the feeling of a “closed” organization to a privileged few.

Our mission statement is:

"A club that focuses on providing our members exciting 1st Class on water events

while inspiring great camaraderie and fun throughout the seasons"

Back in 1998, myself (along with co-founders Ray Patnaude, Bob Cleveland & Rick Engstrom) organized three poker runs and a radar shootout, knowing that producing quality events would earn members’ confidence and build the club’s reputation. The NJPPC includes a Planning Committee that consists of 14 members. The committee steers the club, basing its agenda on member feedback. Like the overall club, the committee consists of owners of both larger and smaller boats, so everybody is represented in the planning sessions.

NJPPC differs from other organizations that are in business to produce large (and expensive) Poker Runs. NJPPC is a club that focuses on providing our members exciting events—including top-quality poker runs. We give our members the best boating experience for their dollar.

Safety is also a high priority for NJPPC. All of the club’s events include the services of paramedics and divers, who bring all of their medical equipment along. Lifejackets are also required to be worn during all poker run events. Although most of our members own high performance boats, there center consoles and cruisers too.

Thanks for your interest!


Dave Patnaude


NJ Performance Powerboat Club LLC

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