222 Offshore Racing

Supercat Extreme (Class 1)
Base Gold Coast, Queensland
Driver Darren Nicholson
Throttleman Peter “Muddy” McGrath
Boat Manufacturer MPYD Boat Design
Engines Mercury V8 750hp x 2
Partners Royal Australian Navy
Mercury Racing
St. George Bank
Hunter Group
Lake Maintenance
Catherine Hill Bay

The 222 Offshore Team is rounded off by:

Mechanic: Mark Tolcher

Mechanic: Garry Smith

Transport Logistics: Adam Brownbill

Media & Marketing: Skye Gregory, SUMMYT Sports Marketing

Sales Manager: Sue Jeffrey




Darren Nicholson


The Pilot of 222 Offshore is Darren Nicholson, a name that is also well known in the world of sailing. The Nicholson brothers to this day maintain national records and world titles, but Darren prefers to be powered by supercharged V8 engines these days as opposed to wind power. In the short time Darren has been racing Offshore Powerboats, he’s won the Australian title, the historic Venice to Monte Carlo Lion of the Sea race, XCAT races and holds the most wins by any Australian in the UIM Class One Championships in Europe and the Middle East with 2 wins and several podiums.  Most recently, 222 Offshore Australia finished 2nd in the Class One World Championship in the USA.


Peter “Muddy” McGrath

Throttleman Peter “Muddy” McGrath has won countless National and International titles and still holds a handful of speed records in his home country of New Zealand. Muddy is a respected and professional racer in the world of Offshore Superboats and brings a wealth of talent to the 222 Offshore Team.