Super Awesome Homemade Mini Ski Boat (Video)


Super Awesome Homemade Mini Ski Boat (Video)

I ran across a video of this sweet little homemade ski boat the other day. It’s homemade, gas powered, and supremely awesome.

An Australian father built it for his children to resemble their grandfather’s Lewis ski boat.


It has a tiny prop and rudder, but it’s pretty fast and seems nimble enough.


This young fellow certainly had fun with it. Not a bad rooster tail behind that boat.


With the big boat that inspired the project.

Don’t bother asking where you can buy one, if he has plans to make them for sale, or if he can or will sell you the plans. It was purely a one-off project that he put together from scratch.

Here are some comments from the builder of the boat:

  • No I didn’t buy it anywhere, it’s 100% built from scratch in the back shed here in Australia.
  • All aluminum.
  • Powered by a 26cc 2 stroke engine.
  • No I don’t have any plans for sale or parts (most common question i keep getting).
  • It was built for my kids as a replica of my father-in-law’s Lewis Boomerang ski boat.

It’s pretty sweet, if you ask me!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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