Norway’s Supercharged V8 Strand Craft Daytona is Bonkers


Strand Craft wants to show us how the rich do jet skiing by designing a PWC that melds style and speed. It is billed as The Luxury Yacht of Watercraft.  This is no surprise, coming out of the mind of Kurt Strand, a Norwegian boat builder. He is the founder of Strand Craft, which began as a design and development company, specializing in custom built luxury boats.

Now that the introduction is out of the way, let’s get back to this luxury watercraft. Coming in at almost 11 feet, three inches shy of six feet-wide, and weighing 1,250 pounds, this thing is huge! The Strand Craft Daytona has a V8 6.2L supercharged engine, which is a first on a watercraft. It is wrapped in a shell with lines that resemble those on a fancy Italian luxury car.

The crew at Strand Craft have spent five years developing personal watercraft that pushes the boundaries of what can built within the safety and comfort zones that pwc allow. Yet, we can’t find any that have hit the production line and gone to market.

The website lists some basic specs of the V8 and that it has an aluminum fuel tank. The machine has a plethora of options like carbon inlays, carbon fiber body, V8 Turbo Diesel engine, wood inlays, and a lot more! Standard features are a storage box in front, cooler box under seat, premium sound system, and more. The watercraft is outfitted with a LED Touch Screen Control that has a 15inch screen that is easy to read in sunlight.

There are no owners to be found of this model or even an earlier model, like the humorously named, Wet Rod. It was a prototype in 2014 with a price tag of $49,000.  We don’t know when or if these luxury jet skis will hit the showroom floor. If they do, we think that only the rich will have any interest in them and even then, the skis will probably only be used as yacht tenders.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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