If You’re Looking to Keep a Low Profile, Don’t Buy This Boat
If you want to hit 60 knots on open water, do buy this boat
The Alpha Centauri hydroplane’s creator calls it “impractical, woefully inefficient and terrifying.”
Capable of hitting speeds of up to 70 MPH (60 knots) on the water, the 750-HP Alpha-Centauri is powered by a 9.5-liter Chevy V8 engine mated to a two-stage Scott jet-drive and, if that’s not enough juice, the company also plans to offer an upgraded power package providing 1,000 HP.
With a canopy straight out of Top Gun, the Alpha Centauri can hold four people within its leather-lined bucket seats and entertain them with its Rockford-Fosgate speaker system — although hearing it over the roar of the big-block engine might be tough.
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The watercraft’s designers have attempted to “combine the luxury of a superyacht tender with the speed of a hydroplaning raceboat” and want the Alpha Centauri to “be the Lamborghini Miura of the seas,” according to Boat International.
At $150,000, they’ve certainly put it in the Lamborghini range for price — and performance …