Welcome to your Arizona Hot Boats Association.

Back in 1999, Six families began a performance boating club to extend our boating community.  We attended as many of the southwest boating events we could find on Lake Pleasant, Lake Havasu, Lake Mohave, and Lake Mead.

Soon, frustrated by the poor organization and planning by the promoters, we decided we could do better and we organized a new boat club and started the Heat Wave Spring Poker Run.  Based at the Nautical Resort in Lake Havasu, it quickly became the West’s most popular boating event.

Now, 20 years later, you’ll still find the fun laid back exciting and well organized events twice a year.  The Desert Storm April event and the Monster Storm October event lead by Jimmy and Christina Nichols.  The son and daughter in law of Jim and Claudia Nichols one of the original promoters.

Based in Phoenix AZ, but with friends all over the country due to our events, this site is to be a place to come together and share experiences, photos, and anything else that comes to mind.

Hope to see you soon, on the water!


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AZ Hot Boats began as a family based boating club in 1999. It grew into a major event producer and over 600 members.  Over the years, the original members moved on to other activities and now the site is maintained to commemorate the early activities and todays events as attended and captured by Jim Nichols and friends.