8000lbs my arse!!! One similar to it broke a 12,000lbs hitch of the back of a 2004 Chevy dually twice. Not the ball. The one attached to the underside of the truck. There is a reason why you never see any with outboards. The hullsides are over 3/4 of an inch thick not to mention the deck. They also had gun mounts on the deck and at the stern.