Infiniti QX56-Powered Boat Concept

Boat and Yacht Design 11 Aug 2011
Infiniti QX56-Powered Boat Concept

Infiniti is developing a one-off boat powered by the 5.6-liter V8 engine of the QX56 Luxury SUV. The project was started in partnership with the Tennessee Technical Center-Nashville and Nashville State Community College.


Infiniti Americas has started a project of a one-off boat modified around a QX engine and designed with the luxury, and craftsmanship of its flagship SUV.

Infiniti QX56-powered boat sketch

The unit is a 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine with a peak torque of 413 lb-ft and a 8,500-pound towing capacity.

Infiniti QX56 engine and Tennessee studentsThe first step in the Infiniti luxury boat project is well underway with the extraction and maritime prep of the QX engine.

With assistance from Infiniti engineers and training managers, a team of automotive technical training program students from Tennessee Technical Center-Nashville and Nashville State Community College removed the 5.6-liter engine and 7-speed automatic transmission from a 2011 Infiniti QX. Infiniti donated the rest of the vehicle to Tennessee Tech for continued use in their automotive curriculum.

With the engine removal completed, the Infiniti QX-powered luxury boat project is now being prepped to debut by next boating season.

Project updates, with teaser photos, will be provided along the way at facebook.com/infiniti and twitter.com/infinitinews. Fans and followers of these sites will soon also have an opportunity to name the Infiniti-powered boat.

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