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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 four occupants and a large engine intake, closely resembling the Haines Signature 1700S. 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 rear intakes no longer visible.

In the 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.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Speeder seems to be based on the model featured in GTA Vice City, distinguished by the engine intake on the rear and the general windshield profile, as well as the antenna on the back. Because of the game's persepctive, the occupant's area seems to be smaller, as Huang sits almost on the middle of the boat.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Returning to Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online with the Beach Bum Update, the Speeder is now designed as a classic speed boat. It is now closely based around the Coeur 290 Nighthawk and the Cherubini Classic 20.

It features a wooden finish on the upper side, with two lamps near the windshield and the "Speeder" badges on both sides of the bow and on the stern, as well as the Pegassi emblem in the upper side of the front hull and "Pegassi" markings on the sides of the stern. The occupant's area has been changed with leather seats and a rearranged layout, as the captain sits in an independent seat and the passengers on the C-shaped rear seating.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


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 and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, 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/GTA Online Overview

Watercraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(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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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto Online


This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

A special version of the Speeder appears when purchasing the Pisces Yacht in Grand Theft Auto Online, added as part of the Executives and Other Criminals update. It spawns in the colors of the yacht, altering the color of the yacht will consequently alter the color of the boat and any other vehicles that spawn on the yacht.

While similar to the normal Speeder, the wooden furniture on the front area and the windshield's framing have been replaced with conventional panelling, while the "Pegassi" badges on the rear have been removed. The boat spawns in black by default, with a tri-color stripe running across the sides, however the boat's colors will always be determined by the yacht's color scheme in GTA Online.

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 his own Speeder to Tommy in gratitude for helping him.
  • Stunt Boat Challenge - Tommy must collect checkpoints through channels, with the Speeder.
  • Bombs Away! - Appears as one of the boats tha needs to be destroyed with the bombs of the RC Baron.
  • Supply & Demand - Enemies uses this boat against Tommy's Squallo.

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: Vice City Stories

  • Leap and Bound - A Sharks member kidnaps Lance and takes him to a freighter in Viceport with a Speeder.
  • Lost and Found - Martinez' goons use two Speeders and a Tropic to flee after they attacked Lance and stole his money.
  • Drugs - One mission may involve the Speeder being used as the drug delivery vehicle. Sometimes, it may also be used by enemy gang members to ambush the drug meeting.
  • Smuggling - A Speeder is used to pick up the packages dropped from a helicopter. Cholos members using two Speeders may appear as competitions to steal the packages after being dropped by the helicopter. After collecting the packages, there may be Sharks members scattered in the sea attempting to steal the packages using the Speeders and Reefers.
  • Robbery - A robbery mission involving a briefcase on a Squalo is protected by gang members using one or more Speeders, sometimes backups involve more enemy members driving the Speeders. A Speeder is also provided for Vic to intercept the boat convoy.


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

Original Version
Enhanced Version

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.


Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Update Change(s)
Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
1.06 11/19/2013 Added Speeder
Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
1.30 12/15/2016 Added Speeder2



  • "Speeder" is derived from the word "Speed", which alludes the vehicle's general description of being a speedboat.
    • The name could be also 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.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • In the original version, the GPS appears to have the Liberty City map from Grand Theft Auto IV. This is due to the fact that the model was reused from the GTA IV boats, particularly the Police Predator. In the enhanced version, however, the GPS screen is blank.
    • Interestingly, the GPS screen is too small to fit the Liberty City's map used in the original version.

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