This "Poor Man's Speed Boat" Looks Like the Ultimate Summer Fun

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/16/2021

Fun on the water in the summer is a must.

However, sometimes, budgets can tend to get in the way. After we’re done with all of the expenses of regular life, there might not be a ton of money left over to buy toys. However, with a little bit of creativity, perhaps you could still get out on the water to have a good time. We aren’t talking about simply going to the beach and breaking out the blanket, either.

In fact, we find a rather interesting world in the budget built creations. Sure, you could just go out and spend a bunch of money on a high-end boat. However, there’s a certain mystique in seeing just how far a dollar can really be stretched. Is it possible to go out and have a great time on the water without spending tens of thousands of dollars?

The short answer to that question is “yes.”

However, the long answer would involve trying to pick out the exact right format that fits you. Believe it or not, there’re actually a ton of budget-oriented ways to tackle water sports fun.

This time, we tune in with what is simply called the “Poor Man’s Speed Boat.”

In the video, we catch up with a YouTube user by the name of ThatBoatGuy as he breaks into a classified find that honestly has us a bit jealous. We’re not sure if it would be easy to find this exact set up near you. In fact, we would probably venture to say that the nondescript small speed boat is probably not a common buy. However, the vessel just goes to show what’s out there!

To make this thing go, on the back, we have a 30hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard. That might not seem like a ton of power. However, when considering how small this vessel is, it’s more than enough to get up and going for a great time!