You Were Just Passed By a Party Barge

Recently Ken Gouty of Antioch, IL set the world record speed in a pontoon boat: 100 mph, at a recent Lake of the Ozarks (party barge) Shootout last week.

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.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Jake

    September 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Epic! There’s always something going on down in the trailerhood.

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