This auctioned speedboat looks like a Porsche Boxster – Robb Report


You’ve been able to venture off-road in a Porsche for a while now, but now you can go on land in a Porsche, too.

A 1995 Craig Craft 168 Boss dubbed the “Porsche Boat” is currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer. The sporty watercraft isn’t really a Porsche, but it has several design cues reminiscent of the German brand’s sports cars of that decade.

The Craig Craft 168 is a 16ft speedboat that looks like a Porsche as it cuts through the water. Specifically, it resembles the Boxster, the two-seat roadster the automaker introduced in 1996. The boat’s curvaceous body, nose, Bosch headlights, mirrors and taillights are not identical to those of the German convertible, but they are awfully close. The Porsche crest on the bonnet helps to emphasize this. The top of the fiberglass shell is finished in gloss black, while the bottom half is in bright yellow.

Inside the 1995 Craig Craft 168 Boss “Porsche Boat”

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The interior of the boat is the reverse of its exterior. It is covered in yellow vinyl with black accents. One of the biggest differences between the boat and the car is that the personal watercraft has four seats instead of two. Up front, you’ll find a dashboard with Porsche and Boss decals, a three-spoke steering wheel and a cockpit equipped with an 80mph speedometer, tachometer and gauges. Other interior features include a center console with cupholders, storage space, Boss stereo and Kenwood speakers.

The Craig Craft 168 is powered by a GM-derived 4.3-liter V6, which was installed last year, and a Berkeley Jet Drive with a hydraulically operated reverse bucket that provides both forward and reverse propulsion. The watercraft cannot be driven on land, but it does come with a white single axle Shore Land’r trailer that will make it easy to transport. Think what it will look like behind your Macan?

The auction of the Porsche-inspired boat will last until next Monday. Bidding for the unique watercraft had already reached $18,000 at press time. It may not be a real Porsche, but the boat is sure to turn heads on shore.


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