• Feb 21, 2007

If you had to pick two high-performance cars that have the least in common, a Porsche and a Viper would surely have to be in the mix. In terms of roadgoing vehicles, these two share little. So they turned to the water, and Fearless is the company that led them there.

The Miami-based custom yachtbuilder has brought both onboard (so to speak) for a range of speedboats, penned by Porsche Design and powered by marinized Dodge Viper engines. The lineup starts with this 28-foot, 525-horsepower speedboat with seating for five that's's capable of reaching 70 knots (~80 mph) on what its German designers termed "the aquabahn." Yours for only $300,000.

Looking worlds better than the Porsche-designed land-yacht we reported on previously, the 28' runabout is only the first in a range of models that will be capped by a 150' flagship launching (literally) in 2010. A 44-footer is due next year, followed by a 68 before the penultimate 125 is set to appear in 2009.

This isn't the first crossover between automotive design and shipyards – Ferrari's venture into the water with Riva, and the more recent Andare Attivo come to mind. But having grown up around powerboats, this writer can tell you the Porsche-designed Fearless motoryachts appear to be among the most shapely.

[Source: Fearless Yachts via Kicking Tires]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      > hmm i always thought he was a part of the company,
      > being the grandson of porches founder. interesting

      He used to be until the early seventies, but the Porsche brothers and their cousin Piech had to leave when Ferry (the father) decided that no family member should be allowed to hold an executive position, and Porsche was turned into the German equivalent of a public limited company.
      • 7 Years Ago
      thank God it has an iPod compatable stereo, otherwise I would have had to buy a different $300,000 boat.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd still rather have a Wallypower.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's Porsche Design, a company founded in the 70s by Ferdinand Alexander 'Butzi' Porsche (the designer of the 911). The company has been doing industrial design ever since, but apart from the family name it has nothing to do with Porsche AG, the sports car maker.
      • 7 Years Ago
      trying to figure out how these boats differentiate themselves from the other euro performance yachts already on the water. They look like 10 others I just spent three days looking at durring the Miami boat show.
      • 7 Years Ago
      hmm i always thought he was a part of the company, being the grandson of porches founder. interesting
      • 7 Years Ago
      Vega, thanks for posting that, I was just about to do the same.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah ruggles, you said it before I did.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wallypower 118 ftw. :P