Highlights from this article:
> He hit that speed it three times in a 1-mile drag race.
> His boat: a 27-foot PlayCraft powered by a 1,200 hp supercharged engine built by Skunkworks Performance Marine. Gouty described the engine as being 540 cubic inches with a quad rotor, or “two blowers on it,” which forces air into the engine like a drag racer.
> Gouty said there was a little damage to one of the pontoons – a small crack that had to be welded when he got back to Antioch. “These things weren’t made to go that fast,” he said.
> “It rides so smooth it’s amazing. It’s a lot of fun,” he said.
> Why? “It’s just a lot more fun going by a Fountain or Baja in a pontoon than it is going by them in another Fountain or Baja. I’ve had a guy tell me straight out, ‘There’s no way I’m racing you. If I beat you, I beat a pontoon boat. If I foul a plug or something and you beat me, I’ll never hear the end of it.’”
I wonder how fast a bassin’ boat could go with 1,200 supercharged horses?
Here’s a different boat, but it gives you the look and sound of one of these bad grannies.