A certain Jewish carpenter was said to have walked on water.

Apparently, he didn’t have a Mini.

Those attending the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Massachusetts, were no doubt astonished at the sight of this clever contraption.

To celebrate what it has dubbed “Motor-Tober,” the carmaker converted a chili red convertible into a boat powered by a 6 hp outboard motor to travel the three-mile race course between the Boston University Boathouse and Christian Herter Park.

Kind of makes that Boston Whaler you’re so proud of look pretty lame…