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If you’re a boat owner, you know it takes a lot of power to get out of the water.  With hurdles like water resistance and prop efficiency, you could have 700-800 horsepower just to go 80 mph.  Think of spinning your tires constantly, like trying to drag race on ice, and you can begin to understand why the drag boats in this video are packing 8,000 horsepower.  In fact, these boats use similar nitro burning, boosted big block Hemi’s we typically see in top fuel drag racing.

Enjoy the video and if you ever find yourself at one of these events without ear plugs expect to be temporarily deaf, these things make a little noise.