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This article is about the speed boat. For the car, see Speeder.
"Drape a sweater over the shoulders and throw on some loafers without socks because you've made it! the Speeder is a classic Italian-style wooden speedboat that will make you feel like you're cruising the Mediterranean, quaffing Rosé and secretly hating yourself."
DockTease description.

The Speeder is a speed boat that has appeared in most games after Grand Theft Auto III. To date, the Speeder has appeared in both 3D Universe and HD Universe. It is manufactured by Pegassi in the HD Universe.


3D Universe

"Boat popular with Cuban runners."
GTA Vice City website

In all 3D Universe games the Speeder appears in, it is designed as a low profile speedboat, having a modern and sporty appearance.

The Grand Theft Auto III rendition seems to be directly concepted from Rockstar themselves, sharing no resemblance to any real-life boat. From Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Speeder assumes a rather realistic design, usually having room for 4 occupants and a large, enclosed engine compartment. In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, however, the boat has a different design, having the occupants' area notably moved to the rear and the engine compartment is no longer visible.

In a BradyGames guide for GTA Vice City Stories, the possible beta name for the Speeder was the "Ambassador", as seen through one of the images in the guide.

HD Universe

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Speeder seems to be based on the VC, SA and VCS versions, distinguished by the engine compartment on the rear and the general windshield profile, as well as the antenna on the back.

Returning to Grand Theft Auto V with the Beach Bum Update, the Speeder is now styled as a classic speed boat, unlike that of the 3D Universe rendition. It is now closely based around the Coeur 290 Nighthawk and Cherubini Classic 20.

This boat has a unique wooden finish on the upper side, with a modernized occupants' area, two lamps near the windshield and the "Speeder" badges on both ends. On the rear, there are "Pegassi" markings and in the front hull, the manufacturer's emblem is seen.

The GPS appears to have the GTA IV's Map (Liberty City) rather than Los Santos (Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 only). This is due to the fact that the model was reused from the GTA IV boats, particularly the Police Predator.

A special version of the Speeder appears when purchasing a Pisces Galaxy Super Yacht in Grand Theft Auto Online, added as part of the GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals update for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It spawns in the colors of the yacht purchased - altering the color of the yacht will consequently alter the color of the boat and any other vehicle included with the yacht.

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3D Universe

Designed as a lean watercraft, the Speeder is a good boat in terms of handling and speed, being the fastest boat in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the third fastest in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and the fourth fastest in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. All renditions shares the same performance, according to the files.

3D Universe Overview

Watercraft Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60mph / 0-100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
(Inboard / Outboard)
(kg / lbs)
N/A 118 / 190 / 103 Petrol 2200 / 4850
N/A N/A Twin inboard engines Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Speeder has very good top speed and acceleration, being able to compete with other boats in the same class like the Jetmax and Dinghy, and also being able to outrun Police Predators with relative ease.

GTA V Overview

Watercraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60mph / 0-100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
(Inboard / Outboard)
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 83 / 133 / 72 N/A 2400 / 5291 10
Website Statements [?]
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A Twin inboard engines Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • All Hands On Deck - The French use this boat to attack on water. After the final cutscene, Cortez gives your own Speeder to Tommy in gratitude to help him.
  • Stunt Boat Challenge - Tommy must collect checkpoints through channels, with the Speeder.
  • Bombs Away! - One of the boats destroyed with bombs dropped by the RC Baron.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Pier 69 - Ryder escapes by swimming until he reaches a Speeder. CJ takes another, follows and kills him.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • Caught in the Act - Several Speeders are used by the secret service to chase Toni along with Salvatore, the last conducting one too.
  • Shoot the Messenger - Two boats are used in this mission, where Toni gives chase to the wiseguy.
  • False Idols - DB-P arrives at the docks with his personal Speeder.
  • Dead Reckoning - Toni manages to destroy the Speeder killing Paulie Sindacco before he escapes.
  • More Deadly Than the Male - Several Speeders are featured: One docked in the wooden pier before being blown, one containing the weapons that needs to be stolen and some used by the Yakuza men trying to stop the player to reach his destination.
  • The Sicilian Gambit - A lot of Sicilians chase Toni and Salvatore all the way to the lighthouse using a large quantity of Speeders.


Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • Docked at a pier south from Asuka Kasen's condo in Newport and the pier where the boat is spawned in GTA III.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Can only be obtained during the smuggling and sometimes drugs side-missions.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Available for free if the player has purchased the Marina property (Original edition only).
  • Can be found in the purchasable boat docks near Vespucci Beach (Enhanced edition only).
  • Available for $325,000 on DockTease (Enhanced edition only).

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Was initially available for free on DockTease to be delivered by Pegasus Lifestyle Management. However, after subsequent updates, the boat can be purchased for $325,000.
  • Available for free as a companion vehicle with the Pisces Galaxy Super Yacht, with the color of the boat corresponding to the color of the yacht.



  • The boat name could be a reference to a type of drug. Possibly, both the Speeder and the Reefer are boats named after drugs, therefore implied in these illegal activities.

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