Category Archives: BOATS

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

This Transformable Speedboat Is Four Types Of Boats Rolled Into One

Boat is not quite favored by Transformers (though throughout history, they did have a few including a sub), but in this real world of ours, there is a transformable boat. Thankfully, this “transformers” is not an alien robot and does not have a mind of its own. From Austrian boat maker KORMARAN, KORMARAN K7 First Edition is a luxury seafaring vessel that is also a catamaran, a trimaran, a monohull speedboat, and a hydrofoil. I know. It does sound a little sci-fi-ish with so many boat types rolled into one futuristic watercraft. But as it turns out, this is no science fiction. Continue reading This Transformable Speedboat Is Four Types Of Boats Rolled Into One

SeaBubbles Wants To Do For The Rivers What Uber Did For The Roads

While most companies are looking to the sky to skip the horrendous urban traffic, one French startup, SeaBubbles, is looking to the rivers for answers to one of the most pressing urbanization issues. And SeaBubbles’ answer? River taxis. But mind you, they are not just any river taxi. It will be autonomous, electric-driven and quick – thanks to hydrofoil technology each of these water cars will be riding on. The aim? To provide a river transportation network much like what Uber did for the roads. But what SeaBubbles is embarking on is clearly requires a lot more work and ironically, networking, before even a network of these vessels could take off above the water. Continue reading SeaBubbles Wants To Do For The Rivers What Uber Did For The Roads

U-Boat Worx HiPer Submarine Looks Like A Supercar Submerged In Water

What you are looking at here is not front end of a supercar. It isn’t an alien spaceship with a thing for supercar either. It is a submarine. A U-Boat Worx personal sports submarine, to be precise, that will allow you to take on the water below the surface and move through it like a supercar. Obviously, in the case of the U-Boat Worx HiPer Sub, there’s no highway to stick to. The entire water below the surface IS one giant, three dimensional highway. Continue reading U-Boat Worx HiPer Submarine Looks Like A Supercar Submerged In Water

Alpacka Caribou Packraft Will Take You And Your Bike Across The Water

Staking claim as the lightest and most packable full-size packraft on the market, the Caribou is packraft maker Alpacka Raft’s latest offering. Caribou is more than just a pretty raft; it touts a new, innovative bow design which allows it to, wait for this… carry bikes. Yup. This baby here can take your trusty pedal-powered two-wheeler across the water. Sweet! Don’t have a bike? Well, fret not. You can also choose to load it up with full-sized packs, big game, or just about any heavy loads you may have in your possession when you come across a waterbody. The magical part is, it is able to keep the boat balanced, on or off the water, when you load it up with your cargo. Continue reading Alpacka Caribou Packraft Will Take You And Your Bike Across The Water

Peugeot Worked With Beneteau Boats To Put i-Cockpit Into Boats

You know Peugeot is dead serious about pushing its i-Cockpit to the auto industry when it decided to stick their hands into designing cockpits for sea-faring vessel too. In an announcement made late last year, the French automaker unveiled the Sea Drive Concept in collaboration with French boat maker Beneteau Boats. Designed and built by Peugeot Design Lab, the Sea Drive Concept is a functional demonstrator that leverages on Peugeot i-Cockpit which fuses Beneteau’s Ship Control technology to result what the company said to be “the boating industry’s future steering station” and “the future of powerboating.” Well, what can I said? It does look damn futuristic! Continue reading Peugeot Worked With Beneteau Boats To Put i-Cockpit Into Boats

This Inflatable Raft Actually Rolls Up To The Size Of Paper Towels

There are rafts that you bring to a lake and then there are rafts that you bring to a lake located off the beaten paths. Obviously, a regular raft or kayak, for that matter, is not going to make it to the latter. In such instance, you will need a raft like the Rogue Packraft. Rogue Packraft is the latest inflatable raft from Denver-based Kokopelli Packraft that packs up into a size a little bigger than a roll of paper towel. This means, it can be brought along even if you trail biking. ATV not required, neither is trailer necessary, and that is awesome in our books. Continue reading This Inflatable Raft Actually Rolls Up To The Size Of Paper Towels

JimBoats 6.5 Is A Sea-faring Ride-on For Kids That (Some) Adults Can Ride Too

Kiddie ride comes in a myriad of designs. It can be a Landspeeder, a McLaren P1, a Tesla Model S, or even a non-mobile ride like the Star Trek Enterprise Rocker, but however different they may be, they are ultimately land-based miniature vehicles which, sadly, adults can only ogle at with envy. So, when Denis Jimenez dropped us a hat tip on the JimBoats 6.5, we are absolutely elated. Not only because this ride-on is sea-going, adults can have a go with it too. Continue reading JimBoats 6.5 Is A Sea-faring Ride-on For Kids That (Some) Adults Can Ride Too

Rapid Whale Mini Boat Is A One-man Boat That Fits Into A Compact Hatch

Who doesn’t like boats? But lets face it: not everyone has a vehicle that is capable of towing a 27-foot boat to the shore, much less afford the maintenance that comes with a full-fledged boat. At this point, you could either make peace with your desire to own a motor boat by going with kayaks, which are more transportation-friendly, or you could look to this super fun, super cute Rapid Whale Mini Boat Kit. Inspired by a number of boats, including Paul Elkin’s 8’ “Little Miss Sally” and American Boathead’s 8’ “Model C,” Rapid Whale Mini Boat Kit is a fully-functional 6 foot long electric-powered boat that looks like something pulled straight out of a fantasy world. Continue reading Rapid Whale Mini Boat Is A One-man Boat That Fits Into A Compact Hatch

Alpha Centauri Hydroplane Looks Like A Vessel Batman Would Dig

What you see here is NOT a Bat boat from any Batman movies. It is a Hydroplane from young British boat maker Chris Philips. Called Alpha Centauri Hydroplane, this thing might very be worthy of the Dark Knight’s seafaring vessel. This thing is quick, like super quick and it sounds absolutely like a Chevy on waters. And that’s no surprise because, this 27-foot (8.3 m) watercraft is powered by a 9.4L Chevrolet big block motor that pushes out 750 horses which, with a Scott Jet twin stage sprint jet, enables it to make 60 knots (69 mph or 111 km/h) across the open waters. Continue reading Alpha Centauri Hydroplane Looks Like A Vessel Batman Would Dig

Aston Martin Now Has Boats And It Is Also Going Deep With A Submarine Too

OK. We are going to make this quick. Aston Martin is extending its reach beyond land to the water. First, it designed a beautiful boat and then, came a submarine. Yes. You are not hearing things. Aston Martin has gotten itself into a partnership with private sub maker, Triton Submarines, to create a “strictly-limited edition vehicle” under a project called Neptune. While it is being unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show (as was the boat), very little is known about this Aston Martin-touched Triton Low Profile three-person sub. Continue reading Aston Martin Now Has Boats And It Is Also Going Deep With A Submarine Too