Category Archives: BOATS

Anything that sails, manned or unmanned, surface or below surface.

Ultraskiff 360 Proves That Round Boats Can Be As Adept As Regular Boats

If you recall, we made an editorial about a revolutionary, flying saucer-like boat from the 50s two years ago. In the post, we believed that the notion of a round boat was preposterous, simply because it defies hydrodynamic principles, or so we thought. We didn’t believe anyone would ever attempt to make a boat round, but as it turns out, we couldn’t be more wrong; a Florida-based company called Ultra Skiff Inc. actually did. So, yes, Ultra Skiff actually designed and produces circular watercraft, which it calls UltraSkiff 360 Personal Watercraft. Continue reading Ultraskiff 360 Proves That Round Boats Can Be As Adept As Regular Boats

Twin V8 Powered Seafaring Lexus Is Pretty But, Sadly, Won’t Be Produced

The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept you see here may not be as wild as the spacecraft the Japanese luxury automaker dreamed up for Luc Besson’s sci-fi movie, Valerian and City of a Thousand Planets, it is at least, more down to earth. Nearly two years in the development, Lexus Sport Yacht Concept is the brainchild of Lexus Marine Department and it was a bespoke one-off project with no production intent. This particular example, a running proof-of-concept, was unveiled at Di Lido Island on Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Florida, last week. Continue reading Twin V8 Powered Seafaring Lexus Is Pretty But, Sadly, Won’t Be Produced

Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine Is Both A Boat And A Submersible

Seen enough of sky and the ocean surfaces? Well, then it is time to take your adventure beneath the surface. Nope, not underground, tho. Mankind have yet to find a way to safely bored into the ground and besides, there’s really nothing see within the Earth’s crust, so I guess the next logical step is to go into the ocean and explore the deeps of the ocean and what better way to do so in a submarine? Sure, you can always go the diving route, but if sharks and the unknown scares you, then a sub is the way to go and the Ortega Mk. 1C Three Seater Personal Submarine is one such underwater craft that will allows you and two other person to cut through the deep blue with ease. Continue reading Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine Is Both A Boat And A Submersible

DeepFlight’s New 3-Seat Super Falcon Submarine Targets Tropical Resorts

Most people won’t be able to afford a yacht, much less a leisure submarine, in their lifetime but thanks to the collaboration between personal submarine maker DeepFlight and China-based deep-sea equipment maker and research firm Rainbowfish Ocean Technology, you may be able to ‘fly’ underwater soon when you hit up certain tropical resorts. We said ‘may’ because it is unclear how much this sport will cost. For all we know, it may be still prohibitive for average consumers. But rest assure the plan is in the works and if money is no object, your dream of underwater experience without getting wet will realized pretty soon. Continue reading DeepFlight’s New 3-Seat Super Falcon Submarine Targets Tropical Resorts

Foldable Canoe Turns Into A Rolling Suitcase For Traveling The World

With 70 percent of the Earth’s surface covered in water, it is safe to say that most places you travel to, there will be some sort of waterbody and that’s good news if you love canoeing. Well, actually it is not entirely good news because you can’t possibly lug along 16 feet of fiberglass or thermoformed or whatever it is made of, wherever you go – not unless you have the ONAK Origami Foldable Canoe. ONAK Origami Foldable Canoe is exactly what it sounds like – a canoe that folds down to a manageable size suited for traveling so that it can go wherever you go. Continue reading Foldable Canoe Turns Into A Rolling Suitcase For Traveling The World

Earthrace’s New Conservation Vessel Is Part Frigate, Part Batboat

Earthrace is a conservation outfit that has been going around the world to stop illegal fishing, hunting and wildlife trading, and it uses a boat, trimaran boat aptly called Earthrace, as its base of operations since 2006. But the original vessel is outdated and besides, an unfortunate crash with a Japanese whaling ship back in 2010 leaves them with vessel. So, in order to keep doing what they do best, they need a new and updated ship and this is where Earthrace-2 Conservation Vessel comes in. Hearing the word ‘vessel’ may bring about the impression of it being a research vessel lookalike, however, as you can see, the Earthrace-2 Conservation Vessel is anything but. Continue reading Earthrace’s New Conservation Vessel Is Part Frigate, Part Batboat

Aston Martin Unveils The Company’s First Powerboat At Milan Design Week

Don’t ask why a luxury sports car maker like Aston Martin wants to make a powerboat. I guess the answer will be just, because they can. Teaming up with The Netherlands-based yacht designer Quintessence Yachts, the AM37 is the result of “years of research and development” which challenges “the status quo of the nautical world.” Well, we have seen the craziest boat ideas, so a boat that this beautiful is not uncommon – unless it is one that is both a boat and a car. But hey, it is an Aston Martin after all and you know what Aston Martin is all about? Continue reading Aston Martin Unveils The Company’s First Powerboat At Milan Design Week

This Massive Transporter Is 55 Times More Powerful Than A Bugatti Veyron

If you want to draw attention to your ferrying service, what’s better than pitting your ferries’ hard specs with a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, right? Well, that’s exactly what ferry and freight service provider Brittanny Ferries did. With a headline such as “55 times more oomph than a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse,” it will definitely some raise eyebrows. While the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse’s power plant has 16 cylinders, a typical Brittanny Ferries’ ferry has ’just’ 12 cylinders… but it has four of those 12s which puts out a grand 65,000 horsepower. Brittanny Ferries can’t help but to awe by its own ship, saying it has 64,850 more horses than an average car and “55 times more than of the most powerful production cars on the road today.” Continue reading This Massive Transporter Is 55 Times More Powerful Than A Bugatti Veyron

Superyacht Takes A Dive With Migaloo M-Series Private Submersible Yachts

Forget about two-man submarine. If you really want to explore the deep blue sea and marvel at the expansive ocean, Migaloo M-Series Private Submersible Yachts are your best bet. Mind you, we are not talking about some teeny weeny submarines here. We are talking about submarine that’s way larger than an Ohio class sub of the U.S. Navy. Yes. That Ohio class. While your fellow richie rich are chilling out on the deck of their multimillion yachts, you can surprise them with one of these luxury sub from beneath. Now, wouldn’t that be fun? They will probably choke on their martinis when this behemoth breaks out of the water. Continue reading Superyacht Takes A Dive With Migaloo M-Series Private Submersible Yachts

SipaBoards Air Standup Paddleboard Self-inflates In 5 Minutes

Standup paddleboard is one way to enjoy the beauty of a tranquil lake, but getting the board from home to your local lake is not easiest task, let alone bringing it overseas. However, creative homo sapiens have made it easier by going the inflatable route but then, there’s the strenuous pumping to do that will drain out your energy to have fun. The solution? SipaBoards Air. SipaBoards Air is a self-inflating standup paddleboard outfitted with SipaAir compressor that will take the flat-out SipaBoards Air to the perfect pressure in just 5 minutes, saving you the muscle power for the real fun on the water. The pump is powered by a removable and rechargeable battery that’s good for three inflations per 3-hour charge. Continue reading SipaBoards Air Standup Paddleboard Self-inflates In 5 Minutes