— Updated on 30 January 2023

This Porsche-Inspired Boat Might Be The Most Ridiculous Thing We’ve Seen At The Boat Ramp

— Updated on 30 January 2023

Have you ever woken up wanting to build a speed boat based on a 90s sports car before? No, us neither. But someone in Utah must have experienced that precise epiphany because this Porsche-inspired 1995 Craig Craft 168 boat is a real thing, and we’re here for it.

As if bastardising one of the most iconic sports cars of all time wasn’t offensive enough, the 16′ speedboat isn’t even powered by a Porsche engine; instead, it houses a GM 4.3-litre V6 paired with a Berkeley jet drive propels the little lunatic. The fibreglass hull is painted Wiz Khalifa (black and yellow), featuring 911-inspired lights, mirrors, and bodywork.

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Inside, the four-seater cabin includes bucket seats upholstered in yellow vinyl with black “highlights” with a Porsche logo plastered across the dashboard for good measure. Continuing the car theme, the Frankenboat has front and rear cupholders, Kenwood speakers, and some carpet floor mats for that sophisticated touch.

After the Porsche-Inspired boat was built in 1995, it remained in storage for 27 years – we have no idea why – but has now been unleashed on lakes across the United States. The Porsche aficionados will definitely brand the hybrid as blasphemy, but we’re still (kind of) glad it exists.

The fascinating vessel was recently listed for sale on the Bring A Trailer motoring auction site, where it sold for US$39,000 (AU$56,856) and generated more than a bit of interest from enthusiasts around the world. It’s weird, it’s wonderful, and you’ve probably never seen anything like it before.

Check it out below.

Porsche-Inspired Boat
Porsche-Inspired Boat
Porsche-Inspired Boat

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Justin Jackie is an experienced freelance writer, with more than half a decade of expertise in the world of automotive reporting and reviewing. With a breadth of Australian-based and international experience, his by-line has appeared in the likes of the New York Times, T Magazine, Mr Jones, Prestige Online and more. 


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