The Ultimate Bucket List Item - Ripping Through a Thailand Canal on a Boosted Riverboat

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/16/2021

400 hp doesn’t seem like much when we think about it in the context of a car. After all, the lightest of factory automobiles probably sits around 2,500 lbs or so. With that in mind, 400 hp is only going to take someone so far. However, if we change up the context just a little bit, a simple 400 hp could seem like an absolute rocket. Anything beyond that might even be considered overkill.

In this particular situation, we follow along with a staple of the Thailand motorsports scene. With the help of a collection of different engines, longtail riverboats can seem like the biggest adrenaline rush imaginable. The things couldn’t weigh any more than a couple of hundred pounds. In this situation, though, we check in with the boat that is making 60 PSI of boost through a diesel engine that’s cranking out 400 hp or so.

When watching the video, we can’t help but get a little bit of an adrenaline rush. As this boat is powered through canals, it sits rather close to the sides. However, that doesn’t stop the operator from leaning into the throttle. We watch as the sides of the canal fly by in a blur, showing us just how quickly the vessel is moving. It has to take some courage to really lean into it.

With the rest of the video, we get an inside look at what this culture has to offer. It’s pretty crazy how they make do with the situation at hand. Thailand probably doesn’t have all that much wide open space for typical racing. However, because they have canals, something like this makes magic happen.

With the help of CB Media, we get quite the inside look at how it all works. We can’t tell if these guys are genius or absolutely insane. Perhaps, it’s some mix of both that’s making this magic happen. No matter what way we slice it, though, it’s a ton of fun to watch unfold.