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Coolest Boat

07/03/2014 01:18PM ● Published by Melanie Teague

The ZR48

If you're lucky while out enjoying a lovely day on the water, you might glimpse the ZR48 fly by - but don’t get whiplash!  This extraordinary $1.7 million-dollar boat definitely turns heads super fast as it reaches speeds of 150 mph.  Sightings by incredulous witnesses have been reported on Facebook and YouTube but it is Legendary Marine in Destin that is proud to be called its home.

The ZR48 is a 48-foot performance catamaran built by MTI in St. Louis, Missouri and gets an impressive half a mile per gallon – yes, you read that right!  0.5 mpg!  The hull is constructed of carbon fiber and the boat is powered by two Mercury Racing Twin Turbo QCV4 V8 engines producing 1350 hp each. The custom interior includes all-leather air-conditioned seating for six, Apple TV, Wi-Fi and an iPad dock to control the 15,000-watt 26-speaker sound system with a stereo pod that lifts out of the deck.  Every inch of this beauty has been custom-rigged for show - even the engine compartments are works of art. 

The ZR48 frequently travels across the country to support poker runs and other charity events on a custom trailer designed to transport the boat tilted on its side. When you catch the ZR48 making a run On the Coast you better not blink because once it reaches 150 mph, it rarely slows down.

Cool Factors: Speed, sleek, and awe-inspring

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