Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod Super Yacht Watercraft

The Wet Rod Is A Humorously Named Jet Ski With A 6.2L Supercharged V8

Watercraft and automobiles rarely intersect, but when they do, the results can be impressive. We’ll often see an automaker putting their mark on a high-end yacht or luxury boat – the kind you’d expect to see lined up in Monaco. But every now and then a creation comes along that turns heads, and Strand Craft’s latest is no different for a number of reasons.

Jalopnik discovered – rediscovered? – Strand’s svelte-looking jet ski thanks to an emailed press release, which leads us here on to wonder how the marketers approved the name – the Strand Craft Wet Rod. It’s a hot rod for water. As Jalopnik Note, the Wet Rod has been around for several years, appearing as early as 2014, although the design has changed a bit since then.

While the name suggests something overworked and obnoxious, the renderings show a high-end, unique and surprisingly tasteful jet ski. The two-tone paintwork adds a touch of class, and one shows woodwork that reminds the writer of the Venice boat chase scene Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The details on the jet ski are spare parts. The website says it will have a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, a 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a premium audio system, an under-seat cooler, and more. However, there are no engine specifications.

According to the press release, Strand plans to have a prototype ready before the end of the year with the production version arriving before the next Miami Boat Show, which is tentatively scheduled for February 2021. However, if the current state of auto shows is indication, there is a good chance that the boat show will be canceled. Also, given that the Wet Rod has been around since 2014 without a production version, we don’t know if we’ll see the prototype before the end of the year. Fingers crossed, because it looks good, even if the name is a bit unfortunate.

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