The ‘Vette Set: Inside the National Corvette Museum

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
1997 Malibu Corvette Boat
Since the Chevrolet Corvette was originally named after a warship, it seems fitting that there would eventually be a boat inspired by the road-going ‘Vette. In 1997 Malibu Boats — based in Loudon, Tennessee — introduced a limited run of Corvette ski boats. The boat took styling cues from the C4 Corvette including its four square taillights, a C4-inspired dashboard, Corvette-style exhaust tips and Corvette emblems. Even the trailer has genuine Corvette alloy wheels with Z-rated tires. Power comes from a Corvette LT1 V8 producing 400 horsepower, giving the boat a top speed of 65 mph. Only 150 Corvette boats were built.

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