Feast your eyes on the floating Porsche jet boat

Boats taking landmarks and details from famous cars for their designs have been happening for decades. It’s just the latest, a boat designed to look like a Porsche 911. Love it or hate it, you’ll never forget to see it. But this 16ft pontoon boat is unique and not affiliated with Porsche at all

Porsche jet boat | BAT

You will therefore never see another, which is good or bad depending on whether you think it is fanciful or blasphemous. But the level of quality and the simplicity of execution make it look like a production boat. A floating Porsche.

Does the Porsche boat have a 911 engine?

Porsche jet boat
Porsche 4.3 Liter GM V6 Jet Boat | BAT

It started out as a 1996 Craig Craft 168 Boss. Unfortunately, none of them had a Porsche engine. This is equipped with a replaced GM 4.3 liter V6 engine. It happened last year. It only has three hours of operation on this engine. At least the engine is in the right place compared to the production Porsches.

Porsche jet boat
Porsche Berkeley jet drive jet boat | BAT

The V6 powers a Berkeley 12JE jet engine with a hydraulically operated reverse gear. We would expect to see a Porsche boat with a propeller instead of a jet boat. Alas, this is not the case here.

The boat looks like a Porsche, why?

Porsche jet boat
Porsche jet boat | BAT

But the Porsche-ness of the boat is unmistakable. The headlights and the way they point to the door are definitely 911. The same goes for the recess in the hood. And if you needed more clues, there’s the Porsche crest right up front. We hope the new owner does not receive a cease and desist order from Stuttgart to remove it.

From the rear, the changes look more 718 than 911, but it still screams Porsche. Those side mirrors, and in particular the windshield and surround, look straight out of a 911. And while it’s not very Porsche, the black and yellow theme throughout the boat looks good. Plus, the gold-lettered “Porsche” on the dash should help enlighten those who know it looks like some kind of car but don’t know which one.

What about the midway details?

Porsche jet boat
Porsche jet boat | BAT

You want to know more ? Inside, an audio system is integrated into the cockpit. There are also two tie-downs and a ski pylon in the middle of the aft deck, for those looking to do more than just cruise or fish. Two bucket seats accommodate the helm and spotter, with room for two more behind them. And the layout, as we said, is a pure Porsche 911, with the engine in the back and the trunk up front.

If this Porsche boat interests you, it is currently on Bring a Trailer. Bidding is up to $16,000, through August 25. The price includes the Shore Land’r single axle white trailer, which completes the boat, especially towed behind a Macan or a Cayenne. The auction ends in four days. For the Porschephile who has everything, this would definitely be a great addition to any collection.

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