Anyone who knows Terry Bollea aka Hulk Hogan also knows he loves boats and the boating lifestyle. This blog section will feature pictures and comments from start to finish of the complete rebuild of his offshore powerboat.
After talking for a couple of years and getting to know each other, the Hulkster and founder of Adrenaline Powerboats, Mike Layton came up with a plan to update the big mans 38 foot Scarab offshore powerboat. Hulk really likes the classic lines of the scarab and the feel of the boat in general but also appreciates the advancements and modern technology available in today’s marine engines. After kicking some ideas around the two decided on a plan to pump some Adrenaline into the boat with modern power, paint, and interior. With that Layton went to the drawing board.
While the classic Scarab paint was something to desire back in the day and the twin 500 HP racing engines were cool, its just not where it’s at anymore. So,” WHACHA GONNA DO?”. We’re gonna to stuff some V10s in the boat, that’s what we’re gonna do!!!! Out with the tired carbureted 500 cast iron Mercs and in with the all aluminum 625 HP Ilmor Dodge Viper based V10 engine packages. You can’t have a boat running around with V10s looking nothing like the high pitched scream of the 20 cylinders at at wide open throttle. So,” WHACHA GONNA DO?”. We gotta match the look with the sound. A trick but not too over the top paint scheme was designed by Layton to flow with the Viper red color of the engines and give the boat a timeless and hot look. To round out the major upgrades Adrenaline and Layton will be putting the signature touch on the stereo system, interior, instrumentation and controls.
Stay tuned for updated pictures.