It appears the sport of marathon jetboat racing is about to enter a new phase. A boat out of the US is likely to be the first ever turbine powered marathon boat to ever enter official competition.
"Burning Desire" is a 21 foot Eagle tunnel powered by a GE T-58 engine and it should be at the start line for the beginning of the 2008 US world jetboat marathon taking place in late May in Northern California and Southern Oregon
Im excited to see the results of this teams efforts as I have a turbine boat project in the works myself.
Here are a few sneak preview shots and I have spoken to the navigator and he says the boat accelerates like a bat out of hell!