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V24 is the name of a one-design offshore powerboat designed by Ocke Mannerfeld. It is called V24 not for the engine configuration, which is a V8 by Volvo Penta (5.7ltr GXi), but for its 'V' bottomed hull and the supposed 24 feet (7.3 m) length of the hull. The actual length is 22.5 feet (6.9 m), but V22.5 does not sound as good as V24.
The V24s race primarily in Sweden and have previously raced in Norway and England. They also race with a different engine and drive in the USA.
The V24 is a boat for one design racing. This is a type of racing that requires everyone to have the same boat and allows no modifications. This requires the winner to be the most skilled driver not just the one with the largest bankroll.
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