This is the moment a motor boat shaped like a Ferrari takes to the water – surprising locals in the city of Vladivostok, which is home to the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy.
The motorised vehicle was filmed being driven by happy owners who use it for trips in Novik Bay, a bay in the Peter the Great Gulf in Vladivostok which is the biggest Russian port in the Pacific Ocean.
The two-seater vehicle, which is really a jet ski with an upgrade, then hops along the water carrying a thrill-seeking couple named Tatiana, 34, and Roman, 31, the owners of the high-end red motor boat.
They enjoyed their James Bond-esque fantasy in Novik Bay, which is found in the Peter the Great Gulf in the Sea of Japan.
In an interview with Newsflash, Tatiana, who owns a jet ski rental business in the port city, explained that the cost of riding the vehicle is RUB 20,000 (GBP 280) while a ‘photo session’ with the Ferrari-inspired jet ski costs RUB 5,000 (GBP 70).
She added: “We decided to do water equipment rental purely by chance.
“We are jet ski enthusiasts, we have been riding for five years and we already know all the routes, it became boring and we decided that we could travel around the islands with people, organise excursions.”
The jet ski recently turned the heads of local residents who noted the unusual water transportation vehicle sailing across their waters, according to local media reports from 25th August.
One resident allegedly stated: “Only in Vladivostok is there a Ferrari that moves on water.”
Tatiana explained: “What is good about it is that you can ride in it dressed, in your usual clothes.
“She rides well, the main thing is that there needs to be no big waves.”
While the cost of manufacturing the Ferrari jet ski hybrid is unclear, the adapted motor boat was made in a specialised service centre, according to local media reports.
Tatiana added: “I like driving it, it’s not like a motor boat, here you really sit comfortably, press your foot on the gas, steer – everything is like a real car, there is music, it goes back and forth (no traffic jams).
“I recently took my friend from Churkin with the car, swam up to her, sat down and we went to Chaika (water taxi).”