While not impossible to build, offshore marine engines are not the easiest to build either, so it takes a skilled and experienced engine builder to churn out the power levels most customers desire.
With a 455 Olds next to him throughout his childhood, Mike Finnegan learned to love the roar of a V8 engine. This influenced him to get into racing jet boats himself. You’ve likely seen his most recent jet boat set up – a 19-ft. Peterson Place Craft called Game Over with a 711 cubic inch
This 582 cid SR20 nitrous jet boat engine was built by Mike Miller of Mike Miller Racing Engines for all-out, max-effort racing. The 1,700-horsepower capable engine is one of Miller’s best nitrous combinations yet. Find out why!
Mike Finnegan grew up riding around in the backseat of a jet boat, inches away from a 455 Olds engine. As a child, he thought his parents wanted to kill him. It’s tough to blame him! Going 150 mph in a 19-ft. boat is pretty insane. Mike Finnegan admits, that amount of speed in a boat on the water with no windshield, feels like you’re going to the moon. He fell in love with drag boat racing and recently built this 711 cid twin-turbo Hemi engine in a 19-ft. Peterson Place Craft. Find out what went into the build! Engine of the Week is sponsored by PennGrade Motor Oil and Elring – Das Original.
Wiseco Performance Products has reached an agreement to support the 2018 International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) Blowsion World Finals at Lake Havasu, AZ, Oct. 1-7.