Here's the wooden boat that will soon be stuffed with a Nissan V8

Last summer, Nissan told us they'd donated a 5.6-liter V8 from an Infiniti QX56 to a boatbuilding project. That engine went to Alabama to be marinized. But what of the boat part? It's a 20-foot, wood-hulled 1962 Chris-Craft Holiday, now being refurbished by grizzled boatbuilders somewhere in Maine. » 12/28/11 3:30pm 12/28/11 3:30pm

Infiniti stuffing 5.6-liter V8 in a boat

I hope to soon scream "I'm on a boat... powered by a 5.6-liter V8 pulled out of an Infiniti QX56." Seriously, Infinit's donated their friendly alien monster luxury SUV to the Tennessee Technical Center-Nashville/Nashville State Community college to have the engine sucked out and readied for placement in an actual… » 7/27/11 10:00am 7/27/11 10:00am

Audi R8 Inspired Catamaran Conceptually Cruises Dubai Coast

A Swedish company called Vizualtech has rendered up an Audi R8 » 9/29/08 5:40pm 9/29/08 5:40pm-inspired catamaran for a Dubai-based race boat establishment. The gorgeous 29-foot cat, called the R 8.8 BioCat, features gullwing doors, and is said to be designed for either a single biodiesel V10 or twin V8 gas engines. Top speed? 110 MPH, which is damn…

1963 Corvette-Inspired Speedboat Takes Retro To Sea

Inspired by the split rear window and svelte shape of the 1963 Corvette, Bo Zolland created this speedboat as homage. The designer pictures it at SEMA, being towed by some monstrous GM SUV, but we'd rather use it to run up and down the river outside the RenCen to remind the General that they used to make cars that… » 5/13/08 10:40am 5/13/08 10:40am

Floating Corolla: True Hoonage Or Not?

So here we have a video that has some hoonage elements, including beer-saturated dudes, a gutted beater Toyota, and a boat ramp. These guys took their '86 Corolla, removed the engine and transmission, and added enough foam to make it float...sorta. It's certainly stupid-yet-ingenious... but is it hoonage? Jump (like… » 8/01/07 4:30pm 8/01/07 4:30pm

Mukilteo Ferries: Ship Containing Cars, Passengers, Crashes

Okay, we admit that we essentially chose this story as a chance to make a totally obscure reference in the headline, but what is Jalopnik but a wanton vanity project that we're attempting to bring y'all along on? That aside, a ferry with a capacity of 124 cars and 1,200 passengers smacked into a piling at a… » 6/01/07 4:30pm 6/01/07 4:30pm

Hoon of the Day: We All Win With Safe Boating!

While it's true that vehicle jumping is inherently hoongasmic, a self-respecting hoon may also choose to risk his own skin (and that of others) via vehicle dragging. Take these hoons, for instance- the formula here is (pickup truck + beater boat) x (boredom + beer) = hoonage. Maybe they don't measure up to the… » 4/16/07 10:00am 4/16/07 10:00am