water jet powered mahogany speedboat
length 3.7 m / 12 ft
Unique one-off mahogany motor boat, hand built in 1995 around a Kawasaki Jet Ski 650cc water jet engine and driving gear.
Beautifully hand crafted and detailed interior and exterior fittings.
Built by two brothers at a Helsinki boat yard, one was a skilled wood craftsman and the other equally gifted with metal worksmanship.
There were no drawings, just a vision based on the classic Chris-Craft and Riva runabouts.
Hull arches are made of pine, and the sides and deck are “marine plywood” finished with a 3mm mahogany veneer – as invented and used by Carlo Riva in all his famous mahogany boats since the late 1950’s.
The next custodian was a well-known car and boat interior specialist who replaced the white material for the bench seat with dark green vinyl.
With all the benefits of a jet ski, can be driven straight to a yacht or harbour platform, or sandy beach.
Very good condition, very little use.
Featured and tested in the leading Finnish boat magazine Vene in 1999.
Video shot on 21.August 2020
Comes with a harbour trailer.