VIDEO: An outboard like no other

Posted on 04 March 2011
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Seven Marine has taken a 376-cubic-inch General Motors engine used in the Cadillac CTS-V and hung it off the transom of an Intrepid 370 Cuddy. In fact, it's hung two of them.

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Click play to watch Chris Landry's interview with the company's president and vice president. Mobile users can click here.

Seven Marine's 557-hp engine, which weighs 1,000 pounds and has an estimated retail price of $68,900, was the talk of the Miami International Boat Show.

The Intrepid that was on display is normally powered by triple 350-hp Yamahas. The twin 557 outboards could push the boat to 80 mph or faster, according to the company. It's the industry's first production-built, joystick-controlled outboard boat.

Soundings stopped at the Seven Marine and Intrepid booth to chat with the minds behind the new engine.

Click play to watch Seven Marine's explanation of the manufacturing process. Mobile users can click here.

Look for more on Seven Marine in a future issue of Soundings magazine.