It’s no secret that we love all things fast, especially if it has an LS or LT platform. It seems that these days, we are seeing more and more unique swaps into things we would have never thought possible a few years ago. For instance, we see car and truck swaps on a daily basis, but now we are starting to recognize speed boats at car shows and even airplanes on the internet.
Well, Jim Dorris, owner of Playcraft Boats showed up in an LS-powered vehicle that we have not seen before. Sure we have seen LS-swapped jet boats, Bajas, and other watercraft. What we haven’t seen is an LS7 in a pontoon boat. This 30-foot boat doesn’t have just one engine either. It has two.
Now you might be thinking, why in the world would you need two LS engines in a pontoon boat? The answer to this question is relatively easy to explain. Every year Lake of the Ozarks is host to a top speed shootout where various boat designs battle it out to see who is the king of speed on the water. With just about every type of boat imaginable, they even have a class for the pontoon and tri-toon hulls. So why not strap your boat with two LS engines and see how fast you can go?
Jim Dorris’ boat, the King Floater, houses two LS7 engines with Whipple superchargers. The combo is good for 1,200 horsepower each for a total of 2,400 horsepower on tap. This kind of power in this hefty boat pushed the barge to 98 miles per hour, which is good enough for a second-place finish at the event. The King Floater was beaten by the boat know as Tooned In Two which has three Mercury racing engine hanging off the stern of the vessel. Tooned In Two ran a blistering pace of 106 mph to take the class win.
We have said it before, and if an LS engine powers it, we are all in. We would love to get behind the wheel of this 2,400 horse monster and trim it out a time or two. Now, trying to tube behind it, that’s a different story.
Photo Credit: Lake Shots Photography