About the F500-Boat
These competition class-boats are catamarans, equipped with carbon fiber safety-cockpits and breathing air in separate air tanks. The fully finished, ready-to-race power boat has to have a minimum weight of 260 kg.
The four cylinder boxer engines (approx. 180 horsepowers) are mounted outboard, and the engine size is limited to 500 ccm. Engine and drive-train must be removeable in one piece. The two-stroke engines run on a mixture of methanol and oil and accelerate the boat at a maximum speed up to 200 km/h.