For as much as we like to poke fun, there is no doubt that a number of people undergo a mid-life crisis. We’ve all heard the tropes about men going and getting themselves a boat or a sports car to experience some of that youthful excitement again. For one man however, it appears that he couldn’t choose just one new toy. We’d like to introduce you to the Corvette Boat.
Thanks to Instagram User Americanmusclehd, we have video evidence of this wild creation in action. What we can only describe as a C7 Corvette-bodied speedboat, this aquatic vehicle is sure to turn heads. While we can’t say for sure how this Corvette Boat was built, it’s safe to say that there likely aren’t many genuine Vette parts involved here. Rather the boat was likely constructed of fiberglass in the shape of the C7, as the process of water-sealing an automobile and making it buoyant is not exactly an easy one.
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That is not to say that Corvette doesn’t have its own history involved with the water. In 1997, Malibu Boats unveiled their very own Corvette-inspired model, which prominently featured the C4 Corvette’s styling and a V8 derived from the car’s own engine. They would repeat this for the C5 and C6 models in 1999 and 2008 respectively. If we had to guess where the builder of this red monstrosity got his idea from, we’d point to Malibu.
One of the things that makes the Corvette such a great car is the fact that the platform is so adaptable. Every owner has the ability to modify their Corvette to meet their exact needs, thanks in no small part to the massive aftermarket that supports these cars. While we can say that we honestly haven’t thought about building a Corvette Boat before, we are glad that someone has.