Mojo - The Miami Vice Movie Boat as Seen at Mara Lake
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
- About the Miami Vice Movie Boat
- What is it doing in Canada?
- Links for Tourism in Western Canada
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.