Mojo - The Miami Vice Movie Boat as Seen at Mara Lake

Mark Gordon BrownStarred Page By Mark Gordon Brown, 28th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1vjcold4/
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While on Holiday in British Columbia I saw a really freaky looking speed boat, as it turns out it was used in the movie Miami Vice, had been painted and sold at auction.

My Trip to Mara Lake

In mid August, 2010, my wife, step daughter, and myself, took at trip to British Columbia, Canada, to visit Mara Lake, in the North Okanagan. While we were at the lake we saw The Miami Vice Movie boat as it was propped up out of the water.

I am not a boater, I cannot even swim, but I must say it was a very impressive boat and would have been something to see out on the lake.

About the Miami Vice Movie Boat

Manufactured by Marine Technology Inc., the boat is 39 feet long, and fully loaded. In the Miami Vice movie it was painted white and labeled “Mojo”. It is technically an Offshore Catamaran (which is a boat with two hulls, and can often go very fast), a 40 Series, with the Mercury Package - 2 Mercury 575 horsepower engines # 6 drives, and a stereo system any teen would kill to have. Through research I learned that it can reach top speed of 160 miles per hour, or 260 kilometers per hour, but had relatively few hours on it when it was sold after the movie. The boat is so wide it has a special tilt trailer that carries it almost at a right angle to the road.

Following the filming of the Miami Vice movie this boat was sent to Visual Imaginations for a paint job which apparently includes computerized film slides from the movie itself. This one-of-a-kind boat then sold (along with a H2 Hummer and Trailer) at auction in 2008.

What is it doing in Canada?

According to the auction companies site, the boat, Hummer, and trailer, sold for under $200,000, however other sites list the sale as high as half a million dollars.

I can only guess somebody who vacations (or has a cabin) in the area bought the boat. I believe that I saw an Alberta license plate on the trailer, but could be wrong. Mara Lake is about 5 miles long and rather narrow, but it does go into the much larger Sushwap Lake which is probably where they took it out on the water.

Links for Tourism in Western Canada

Emerald Lake, BC

Sky Trek Adventures, BC

Johnston Canyon Hikes, AB

Things to see Near Drumheller, AB

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Auction, Boat, Film, Mara Lake, Marine Technology, Miami Vice, Mojo, Movie, Okanagan, Race, Speed, Sushwap Lake

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
28th Sep 2010 (#)

Nice work Mark. I love boats and have an old 33 foot Chris Craft Futura.with twin 350 Crusader engines. I spent three years restoring that boat to original condition and have been offered $$0,000 for it but it's not for sale.

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author avatar SiddiQ
5th Dec 2010 (#)

Let me guess Jerry, you meant to write $40,000 instead of $$0,000, right? ;)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
12th Dec 2010 (#)

Yeah, SiddQ, I meant to type $40,000. My Bad as the younger generation would say:-))

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author avatar lucia anna
12th Dec 2010 (#)

Great

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author avatar Lloyd Mears, AKA:Triple XXX
6th Jun 2011 (#)

Haha, Awesome. 3 Years Ago I Saw It And It Just Got Out Of The Wash Up And It Was There, It Was Up The Road From Mara And It Was A This Water Sports or Whatever Place And Then We Were Staying 2 Blocks Or Whatever From There Place Apparently And We Were Going To Go For A Boat Ride So We Saw It In The Exact Same Place As You Guys Did And Then We Saw It There Again 2 Years Ago And Of Course Last Year, When We Were On Summer Holidays.~!

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author avatar Lloyd Mears, AKA:Triple XXX
6th Jun 2011 (#)

They are from Drayton Valley, That's why you saw an Alberta liscense plate. Lol.

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author avatar Jax
2nd Nov 2013 (#)

Just saw this boat in Summerland BC! On the hwy, getting towed by a crewcab Kenworth Semi. Pretty epic.

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