This boat is real and was
built by Crompton Marine in the United Kingdom, a boat designer that
specializes in high speed recreational boats.
The Daily Mail
newspaper reported in 2007 that two of the partners in the company "were suspected of making secret cash
deals on boats costing up to £350,000, each with eight 250-horsepower
engines strapped to the back."
According to the
article, the boats are between 30ft and 60ft in overall boat length and
can reach speeds of close to 60 knots, which could allow them to out-run
law enforcement in pursuit. Because of the boat's color and low
profile it is difficult to be detected by radar and the naked eye.
These boats have eight 250 horse power outboards attached at their
transom which is 4 times more that what is normally seen on recreational
boats of that size and design. One Crompton Marine owner pleaded
guilty to two money laundering and another was charged with money
laundering, tax evasion and drug trafficking.
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