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The speed boat bumped through the waves with all the smoothness of a go-kart over speed bumps. Dan's teeth involuntarily chomped down after each one, he kept his legs braced and his life jacket on. Next to him Ryan was pressing the engine ever onward for more speed, his face alight with the same zeal he used to have when leaping out of a particularly high tree branch or taking his chance to cross a busy street. Unlike his brother he wore only board shorts and shades. Until Armani made a life-jacket there was no may Ryan would be caught dead in one. With the increase in speed the rust-riddled hull bounced higher and higher, slapping the waves hard with each fall. Dan winced and sent of a prayer., but it was too late. On the very next impact the boat didn't simply crack, it flipped, cartwheeling across the early summer waves. In the post dawn light the only witnesses were the gulls, swooping over the disturbed water. And then it was gone; no boat, no engine, no Ryan. Only Dan floated...

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, December 12, 2014.
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Dan stood back, hands in pockets but somewhat slack mouthed. Ryan had replaced the motor in his old speed boat instead of getting a whole new boat like he'd told him to. It was like strapping the space shuttle jets to a rickshaw. Sure they'd go mighty fast but how long before that old hull gave out? You could probably make a fair dent in the rusted sides with a popsicle stick. From behind came jaunty, bouncing footsteps. Dan sucked in his breath, considering his options. This vessel had gone from being an unseaworthy shell to a death trap. Now he had to stand up to Ryan, his older brother, that always went down like a cup of cold sick.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, December 12, 2014.
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They were brand-new Bella 620 DC speedboats, Finnish made and shipped out to the Caribbean. they were twenty feet long, squat and mean-looking with silver pulpit rails shaped like the nostrils of an angry bull. Each one was equipped with a single 150 horsepower Mercury Optimax Saltwater outboard...

By hiccup, June 19, 2012.

Found in Alex Rider, Ark Angel, authored by Anthony Horowitz.

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The Princess V55 was knifing through the water, it's sleek form powering toward him. It was incredibly fast, moving at almost thirty-nine knots. Forty-five miles an hour.

By hiccup, June 19, 2012.

Found in Alex Rider, Ark Angel, authored by Anthony Horowitz.