Many people in this world are very fascinated by fast cars. They customize their vehicle day after day so that they can drive at speeds of up to 270 MPH. Unfortunately, This is all fun and games until a police officer stops them and writes a hefty ticket. Plus, roads are so crowded nowadays, when are they actually ever going to get to go that fast? Luckily, we’ve found an alternate solution for you speed demons – boats. Today we’ll be taking at look at the fastest boats, starting from a fastest yacht, go to the jet sky that can reach a speed of 200 kilometers per hours, and finish with the Fastest boat in the world or a fastest thing on water. Here we go.
Overall, drag boats are the fastest boats on the water. Top Fuel Hydros are incredible machines and use the very same 8000 horsepower, supercharged, nitroburning, 500 cubic inch Hemi engines as a Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car’s do. The “Problem Child” boat, owned by “Fast” Eddie Knox, is the reigning Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series Top Fuel world champion and holds the 15 quickest 1,000-foot elapsed times in history, including the current 3.396, 258.26 mph national records. However, once you get a taste of speed you just can’t stop because they recorded a 3.36 last season and a speed of over 260 mph. If you didn’t understand the name problem child, we hope you do now. Because if this thing was a person, it’d probably give more of a headache than dash from the incredibles.
Bluebird K7 is a jet engined hydroplane with which Britain’s Donald Campbell set seven world water speed all time records during the later half of the 1950s and the 1960s. K7 was the first successful jet-powered hydroplane, and was considered revolutionary when launched in January 1955. Campbell used the K7 and added almost 100 mph to the water speed record, taking it from 178 mph to an incredible 276 mph. Unfortunately, Campbells need for speed got the better of him when he was killed in an accident on January 4th 1967, whilst trying to set a new water speed record, with his aim to raise it to over 300 miles per hour.