The infamous ZR48 Corvette boat strikes again. You’ll remember this one-of-a-kind, twin Mercury Marine Racing twin-turbo engine that cranks out 1,350 hp. Combined, they produce 2,700 hp of rooster tail power. And in this instance, shared on YouTube, it needed it all as it skims past the U.S. Coast Guard.
Don’t try this with or without the ZR48 Corvette boat
Hot dogging on a weekend around boaters gathering for summer hijinks is not a good idea. The Coast Guard didn’t think so either. A pursuit ensues, which ended soon after it was started. This was due to the pace and distance at which the ZR48 Corvette boat can fly.
Soon, all that is visible is a rooster tail. The boat is completely obscured from the rear, as it stretched further and further away from the shore and partiers. Besides the insane amount of Mercury Racing power it harnesses, the hull is made from carbon fiber. So light weight is another factor in the boat’s ability to disappear.
As for the video itself, there’s language, annoying commentary, and overall shaky quality. Were it not for it being the only video of the incident, we would probably have passed.
What is in the cabin of the ZR48 Corvette boat?
It features gullwing doors, an electric sliding rear window, and ZR1 Corvette bits like the steering wheel, instrument cluster, and gear shift knob. Also inside are leather seats and LED accent lighting.
And is it just us, or does this look like it could be Batman’s, or Darth Vader’s boat? The black, sneaky, swoopy look really adds to the sinister, yet slightly comic vibe of the boat. Though from the rear, you definitely get the Corvette connection.
But as fast as it must be, it seems like it is more of a party boat. Inside, there is an 8,000-watt audio system. It also features air conditioning, a large screen TV, and a mobile WiFi hotspot for streaming whatever content goes with partying, speed, and running from the law.
Who built the speedboat?
This boat, built by Marine Technology Incorporated, was originally sold in 2011 for $1.7 million. It came up for sale again in 2013 for $1.9 million. So it’s hard to place a value on it over ten years later. Sometimes these extreme items go for more, but sometimes they go for a lot less. We expect this is such a dramatic statement that it holds its value well.
The custom trailer is also part of the package, should you be interested in the speedboat. With the Oklahoma plates on the trailer, we assume this happened somewhere off the coast of Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico. It matters little, but wherever it is, you can see how much it stands out next to the smaller, square boats in the vicinity where the video was made.