Team 88 Power Zone

Supercat Outboard
Base Gold Coast, Queensland
Driver Michael Ethell
Throttleman Gryff Ethell
Boat Manufacturer 26ft Shifty Cat
Engines 2 x 280hp Mercury Racing Outboards
Sponsors Powerzone, My Marine Service Centre, RTM

Boat Specs:

Length: 7.6m
Beam: 2.5m
Weight: 1800kg
Engines: 2 x Mercury 2.5 ROS
Cylinders: V6
Gear Box: CLE and Sportsmaster
Fuel Tanks: 98 Octane Pump fuel – EFI 160L capacity – 400L
Top Speed: Approx. 180kph
Instruments: Auto Meter Carbon Series
Construction: Composite Carbon Kevlar
Hull: Shifty Cat series 3


Proudly Sponsored by:

  • My Marine Service Centre
  • Powerzone Gas Electrical
  • Rodz Twitchin Marine


Michael Ethell

Michael has been around boat racing in one form or another since birth as he comes from a family who has always been heavily involved in all forms of the sport for the better part of three decades. In 2008 Michael stepped into his first Offshore race on Sydney Harbour as a navigator for Slick Offshore and since 2010, has been racing alongside his father.


Gryff Ethell

Gryff has been heavily involved in all forms of Hi Performance boat racing, starting off in the early 80’s initially as a ski racer before competing across QLD, VIC and NSW as an owner/driver claiming numerous national titles. He has assisted Paul Jorgenson, Greg King, Graham Ogilvie and Kaye Marshall in claiming their titles for the Australian Formula 1 Championship. In ‘89 and ’92, Gryff was given the opportunity to assist Team Mercury in the 24hr Rouen race in France. Gryff has been involved with Offshore Racing since 2006 with numerous teams and in 2010, Team Eighty Eight Racing was formed and Gryff has been on the throttles beside his son ever since.