Bond 007 Jet Boat
The opening sequence for the James Bond film 'The world is not enough'
featured a water jet powered speed boat complete with the usual bond-type
In reality there were 15 boats, 4 of which were fully operational
and the other 11 were full size models.
The working bond boats were powered by a 5.7 litre V8 running through
a jet drive - like a jetski - this enables the bond boat to run in
as little as three inches of water.
These powerful little boats were capable of reaching 65mph, perhaps
more impressive though are their 0-50 times of just 3.5 seconds.
The James Bond boat hulls were initially constructed by Riddle marine
with the fibreglass
bond goodies added later by Pinewood Studios.