Category Archives: BOATS

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

SC166 – Super Yacht complements by a Supercar tender

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(image credit: Gray Design) Strand Craft SC166 | about US$50million | graydesign.se

we have seen many fine example of super yacht and this one is fast climbing the chart. direct from renowned automotive and luxury yacht designer, Gray Design, is this Strand Craft SC166 – a super yacht with lines inspired by modern day super car. the secret of maintaining the sleek lines is the retractable flybridge and radar mast which keep things concealed when not in use. the retractable flybridge opens up to a sun deck complete with a large Jacuzzi and a built-in bar. even the entrances to the craft are carefully concealed in an effort to maintain the smooth lines of the SC166. Continue reading SC166 – Super Yacht complements by a Supercar tender

get rid of your waterskis, Jetlev to finally goes on sales

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(image credit: Jetlev) Jetlev Flyer | US$99,500.00 | jetlev.com

move over waterskis, there’s a new water sports in town that lets you fly off the water. the world was introduced to Raymond Li’s water-powered Jetpack back in 2009, well, it is set to go on sale this March for a cool $99,500. Continue reading get rid of your waterskis, Jetlev to finally goes on sales

powered kayaking now comes with spring-cushioned seat

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(image credit: Jetbuster) Jetbuster Jetrider XL | US$3,000.00 | www.jetbuster.com

kayaking has just become a less strenuous sports activity with the new Jetrider XL from Jetbuster (formerly, Surfango). the Jetrider XL is essentially a motor powered kayak which spares your arms from the strain and injects a new fun into kayaking. the monocoque lightweight hull is constructed of high impact GRP and powered by an electric start 9.5-hp 2-stroke engine with a patented jet drive system that’s capable of a top speed of 25 mph (40 km/h). that’s a pretty amazing speed for such a small water craft which should provide adrenalin junkies with an exhilarating experience. Continue reading powered kayaking now comes with spring-cushioned seat

robotic ghost knifefish set to change how ROV swims

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(image credit: Kinea Design/Northwestern News)

SpiderOptic equipped ROVs might be a solution to the cumbersome cabled ROVs but engineering professor of McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Malcolm Maclver, has another idea how ROV should move. it all began when one of the scientist, Oscar Curet, was fascinated by how a living knifefish moves. the robotic ghost knifefish takes its cue from the real-life knifefish behaviors in terms of omnidirectional sensing and omnidirectional movements. Continue reading robotic ghost knifefish set to change how ROV swims

the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach/boat

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(image credit: Terra Wind) Terra Wind Luxury Amphibious Motor Coach | from US$850,000 | www.terrawind.com

i never thought an amphibious motor coach is possible due to its sheer size but that’s exactly what Terra Wind has done. presenting the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach or was it a boat house? perfect choice for those flicker-minded who can’t decide to get a motor coach or a yacht. well, in this case, you get both! best part is, when you get ashore, you can drive yourself direct home without the need to fiddle with the tow hook and all that jazz. perfect. perfect. perfect. Continue reading the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach/boat

luxury yacht uses iPad to control almost everything

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what do you know? iPad could be the next universal remote for just about anything. take for example this luxurious superyacht from German luxury yacht manufacturer, Lürssen which uses iPad to control just about every aspect on board, except for the actual sailing and navigation. Continue reading luxury yacht uses iPad to control almost everything

a luxury superyacht that resembles the Streets of Monaco

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the world have seen many amazing concept yacht but nothing like this 155-meter “The Streets of Monaco” luxury superyacht that has a fully functional Go-Kart circuit. the boat, designed in resemblance of a section of the principality of Monaco, most notable for its Formula One city race track and the Monaco Yacht Show, looks almost like part of Monaco has been torn off and floated out into the open sea. the Streets of Monaco was designed by Yacht Island Design in collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee. Continue reading a luxury superyacht that resembles the Streets of Monaco

hybrid Ocean Empire superyacht harvest from the sun, wind and waves

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automobile are fast going green with electric propulsion system, prior to full-fledge electric vehicle (EV), there were hybrid vehicles which uses a little bit of both electric and petrol power. sea faring transport is heading that way too, and it is not new, at least to Sauter Zero Carbon Design who is known for concepts hybrid yachts. the latest to join the rank of Sauter hybrid boat is this 44 meters Ocean Empire LSV (or Life Support Vessel), with two Hydroponic farms and fishing facilities for harvesting from the sea. Continue reading hybrid Ocean Empire superyacht harvest from the sun, wind and waves

real life james bond car that turns into a hydroboat at the flip of a switch

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(image credit: Rick Dobbertin) Dobbertin HydroCar | US$777,000.00 | www.dobbertinhydrocar.com

this isn’t exactly a new news but the highlight is, this unique vehicle is up for grab on eBay. this amphibious vehicle, dubbed the HydroCar, is designed and built by Rick Dobbertin and is capable of transforming from a road-going vehicle (though it still looks like a boat) to a tunnel-hulled watercraft within a few minutes. Continue reading real life james bond car that turns into a hydroboat at the flip of a switch

EMILY can reach distressed swimmers faster

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(image credit: Hydronalix) Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard | from US$3,500.00 | hydronalix.com

rescuing distressed swimmers in the open water proves to be a daunting task. traditionally, beaches has lifeguards to swim out to the distressed swimmers, which might be a little too late. another alternative is to deploy jet ski, but jet ski is cumbersome to deploy and it also runs the risk of hitting the distressed swimmers. Continue reading EMILY can reach distressed swimmers faster