The desert is an off-roader’s oasis during the cold months, while the river turns into their summer playground. Blake Wilkey headed out to the water with his high-horsepower bug and his newest toy, the Death Boat, in Havasu Assualt.
“Idea behind the video was why not,” Wilkey explained. “Why not build a coil over bypass trailer. Why not put 270 horsepower in a 10-foot boat and jump over wild features in the water. Why not attach it to the 750 horsepower bug. When the why not became a reality it was a slight giggle seeing it all come together!”
Highlighting the video is Wilkey’s latest creation, the Death Boat. It is a Jetstream aluminum boat that has been completely overhauled and made with one purpose, to trash everything! “My favorite part of the Death Boat is its sketchiness,” Wilkey said. “It has a lot of horsepower in a 10-foot package.”
The Death Boat is a 10-foot Jetstream adventure boat hull completely customized by Wilkey with a ton of off-road influence. It has a Sea-Doo supercharged Rotax engine with 270 horsepower tuned by Race Lap. There is a fully custom dash, windshield frame, roof and rear wing by Next Level Aluminum with custom PRP seats and harnesses.
Continuing on with the Death Boat’s features is Buggy Whip for those night runs or wakeboarding adventures, Swift Powdercoat on everything, sPOD switch panel, Ultradeck flooring and padding, and all the power to the boat is from a Full Throttle Battery. In addition to the help on the boat, Shreddy and Heat Wave Visual also participated with the build.
A Skat Trak custom impeller with a trim nozzle dialed in the Impro’s and helped the boat fly across the water. Rigid interior and exterior lights keep the party going with the Rockford Fosgate stereo system.
To make things even more extreme Wilkey and team custom made a trailer with trailing arms. “The combo with the bug, long travel trailer, and the death boat is unlike any other set up,” Wilkey said. “Its made for speed and diversity on land and water.”
King coilover and bypass shocks are featured on the trailer which Quixotic Motorsports helped on. The trailer rides on 35-inch Gladiator A/T tires on Method Race Wheels. Something even more unique, if you can think there would be more, is the trailer hitch which utilizes a 1.25-inch uniball instead of your convention ball style.
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