Category: Boats

Soviet Lun Class Ekranoplan

It was a unique naval weapon, the only time anyone has combined a sea skimming Ground Effect aircraft with carrier-killing supersonic missiles. Impressively fast and heavily armed, the gigantic Lun Class wings in ground effect (WIG) plane is a classic super weapon of the Cold War. It was one of the most distinctive, and least…



Australia’s First Jet Powered Hydroplane

Australia is best known for the jet powered hydroplane records set by Ken Warby, the fastest man on water. However, this article is about the first competitor to utilize a war surplus jet engine to power a hydroplane in Australia. Tommy Watts  grew up at Rosedale in country Victoria and learned at an early age…



The Fastest Humans on Water

Like father like son, Ken Warby and his boy Dave love fast boats. But their passion isn’t just any fast boat, it must be the fastest boat, ever.



Warby takes aim at father’s 500km/h record

Dave Warby knows “cowboys” willing to strap themselves to jet boats, hoping to eclipse his father as the fastest person on water, are likely to be obliterated while travelling at hundreds of kilometres per hour. Bravery and willpower are required to attempt the record, but those traits alone can prove as dangerous as any mechanical…



The Ferrari That Made Waves: Prancing HorsePower

Its cars are adored on all corners of the globe and are seen as the ultimate status symbol for the rich and powerful. But as these incredible pictures show, Ferrari is not just a talented car manufacturer. This astonishing Ferrari speedboat set an unrivalled world record in 1953 and is now set to fetch £1.5…