What is the UIM

About the Union Internationale Motonautique


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 it is a member of the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) for which UIM President, Dr. Raffaele Chiulli also serves as President. The UIM has 64 affiliated National Federations.

main disciplines of the UIM are : 

-  Circuit ( F1, F2, F500, F4, Formula Future, etc.)
 Offshore ( XCAT, Class 1, etc.)
 Pleasure Navigation
 Radio-controlled boats
Aquabike ( Jet ski)

- Solar & Electric

- MotoSurf


In the quest of increasing media exposure, improvement of financial independence, and geographic growth, the UIM has contracted promoters dealing with the flagship classes of its different racing disciplines such as Offshore, F1 and F2 Circuit, and Aquabike Class Pro.   

As the Internationally recognized authority for world power boating, 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 world renowned sport. 


Our activities


Highly competitive, fascinating, intensely challenging, risky and entertaining, Powerboat Racing is the ultimate adrenalin rush and regarded as one of the most spectacular and exciting sports in the world. 

Geographical growth, environmental issues, financial pressures and the quest for media exposure continue to increase the complexities of the organization’s role as it delivers governance and change.

In 2017, supported by the emergence of independent promoters across all five continents, the UIM has increased its global influence and organizes 157 races worldwide. 


2024 UIM corporate brochure.pdf