Tag Archives: Boats

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 But the original vessel is outdated and besides, an unfortunate crash with a Japanese whaling ship back in 2010 leaves them with vessel.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

Mercedes-AMG And Cigarette Racing’s Latest Collaboration Has 1,100HP

Another year, another collaboration between luxury performance car tuner Mercedes-AMG and performance boat maker Cigarette Racing Team. Unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show over the weekend, the Cigarette Racing Team 41’ SD GT3 is inspired by Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car and is touted as the “most power ‘open performance’ boat to ever come out of Cigarette Racing Team’s yard. As before, this water-going GT3 borrows several elements from the land-going GT3, including colorway, design, and fittings. Continue reading Mercedes-AMG And Cigarette Racing’s Latest Collaboration Has 1,100HP

Australian Tycoon’s $400 Million Titanic Replica To Set Sail In 2018

While modern cruise ships are leveraging on technology to keep guests entertained, Australian tycoon Clive Palmer, owner of Blue Star Line, wants to go old-school by recreating the ill-fated ship Titanic. Yes. You heard that right. Titanic is setting sail again and in all its original glory, right down to the three classes of cabins and the interior decor. However, unlike the original, the Titanic II, as it is called, will be built with 21st century technology to meet modern safety and design requirements, including welded hull as opposed to riveted one, diesel-electric system instead of steam engines, stabilizers, high-tech navigational equipment, along with modern-day evacuation system and of course, enough lifeboats for everyone onboard. Continue reading Australian Tycoon’s $400 Million Titanic Replica To Set Sail In 2018

This Alien Object-Like Floating Hotel Wants To Sail The World, Slowly

The concept of floating hotel is not entirely new, but this one coming from engineer/architect Gianluca Santosuosso called MORPHotel is radically different – both in the use and aesthetic. Not only it is self-sustaining, harvesting energy from the waves and the sun to fuel the power required onboard, its alien-ish form can actually morph with the movement of the waves. Its half-mile long spine curves with the water currents and by curling the ‘arms’, it could morph itself into a floating dock in the middle of the open water. Continue reading This Alien Object-Like Floating Hotel Wants To Sail The World, Slowly

You Can Hold a Party Onboard this Sea-faring Boeing 307 Stratoliner

Ken London, a private pilot, would have cause a stir among vintage plane collectors if what he did with a retired Boeing 307 Stratoliner was done today. So what exactly did he do? Well, he bought aviation pioneer Howard Hughes’ 307 “Flying Penthouse” in an auction for 62 bucks and sent it straight to Ft Lauderdale to have it converted to, wait for it, a boat. Yes. As odd as it may sound, it did happen and this may be viewed as a ‘disaster’ to some aviation enthusiasts, especially for rather significant aircraft such as the 307. Continue reading You Can Hold a Party Onboard this Sea-faring Boeing 307 Stratoliner

MasterCraft X23 Makes Wave, Lets You Surf Even on Calm Lakes

Not everyone is lucky enough to have access to seasides with crashing waves and not everyone who is lucky enough to own a boat stays near the sea where there are bountiful of waves to get your surfing fix. But you don’t need to resign to fate if calm water is the only waterbody you have access too, because MasterCraft X23 Wave Making Boat is here to make waves for you, literally, so you can surf like you would in the open waters. Continue reading MasterCraft X23 Makes Wave, Lets You Surf Even on Calm Lakes

Hov Pod’s Newest Hovercraft is the First of its Kind That’s Made from Carbon Fiber, Kevlar and HDPE

If you’re going to travel over a variety of terrains, then you’ll be needing a rugged ride. One that’s built to take the beating the terrains could unleash on it. One like the Hov Pod Carbon Fiber Hovercraft. Touted as the first hovercraft to be made from carbon fiber, Kevlar and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), the Hov Pod Carbon Fiber Hovercraft seats up to 8 person and is suited for a varieties of purposes, including leisure and personal transportation, fishery, search and rescue operations, and deterring of drug and people smugglers. It can also be outfitted to detect unexploded bombs in say, a desert and when configured with GPS mapping system and magnetometers, it can also serve as a big-ass metal detectors to locate and map UXO. Continue reading Hov Pod’s Newest Hovercraft is the First of its Kind That’s Made from Carbon Fiber, Kevlar and HDPE