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This Wooden Ferrari F50 is a Working Boat

by Paul Strauss

If you live in Venice, Italy, there’s no place to drive a car. But that didn’t stop one man from figuring out a way to have a Ferrari F50 anyhow. Livio De Marchi hand carved 2,000 pounds of solid pine into a boat which bears more than a passing resemblance to the powerful Italian sportscar.

But instead of the Ferrari’s V12, Livio’s boat/car is powered by a Yamaha boat engine. It’s amazingly detailed, including a full interior, mirrors, and even wooden “sport” seats. I love how the wheels even spin as he cruises along the Grand Canal in Venice.

Incredibly, this isn’t the first time that De Marchi has made a floating car out of wood. He previously built a wooden Jaguar, Mercedes and a VW Beetle – which, coincidentally is known to float without being made of wood.

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