The clip begins slowly and with music playing over the audio, so shuttle to 0:36 seconds and from there on you’re treated to high rpms and hard cornering that would make a gearbox kart blush. There are points in the run where I almost strained my neck just watching it!
Fasten your seat belts …
This is a Jetsprint boat. They are short-hulled crafts which compete over an artificial course through 3 foot deep channels while the co’-driver points out which turn is next with their left hand. It began in New Zealand in the early Eighties and is now also popular in Australia and the States.
This particular Jetsprint boat competes in the Super Boat class, which has no restriction on the size of engine. Competitors usually take advantage of this by using big-block Chevy V8s of up to 1400 horsepower, however in this case there is a 960hp, turbocharged (presumably Mazda-based) rotary engine installed, which has the advantage of being light and keeping all the weight low-down.
YouTube Description: PPRE Quad rotor turbo superboat jet sprint Wanganui 2015 January 27th Peter and Gary Huijs Mad az jetspeed and Team huijs racing