Not sure if anyone here remembers Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design, the man behind the adorable Water Jet Capsule from 2013 and “the Shinkansen of the water” SeaJet from last year.
Good news for adventurers with a taste for camper bicycles. The ambitious amphibious pedal assists trike/camper that we saw a couple of years ago is now available to order, or for those with shallow pockets, rent. And it is now known as BeTriton.
Unlike certain golf bag, you cannot backpack your kayak to your favorite water spots. Oh, wait. Maybe you can with The Oru Lake. The Oru Lake is the latest origami kayak and it’s the brand’s lightest and simplest yet. It’s just 18 lbs (8 kilograms) and it can be set it up in minutes, or …
Imagine a single-aisle jetliner but as a watercraft. Now imagine a Shinkansen but waterborne. Never mind if you cannot imagine how those will two looked like because Lazzarini Design already did. From the creative minds who dreamed up a Ferrari V8-powered Fiat 500 and the adorable Water Jet Capsule comes the SeaJet.
Going full-on autonomous, i.e. Level 5 autonomy, is a major challenge for road-going vehicles. Meanwhile, it is much more achievable for a waterborne vehicle, as proven by Roboat.
If don’t already know, powering commercial vessels for the purpose of shipping cars to another state, or just moving everyday goods, is a dirty business. Like, literally because most, if not all, cargo ships use diesel and some vessels are even dirtier, burning heavy bunker fuel. Thankfully, someone is doing something about it.
Wing-in-Ground-Effect Vehicle (GEV) – an aircraft that sails or, if you like, a boat that flies – was never widely adopted because of various concerns (like, keeping it at an effective altitude of max efficiency, for example). However, now that the technology has advanced way more than when the concept of GEV was first developed …
Can a gondola ever be futuristic? Apparently, it can and the Dream of Winter Gondola for Venice by Philippe Starck is an example how the future of gondola may look like.
While most custom car workshops restore classic cars to their original glory, or perhaps with some modern touches, Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini has a totally different idea of restoration.
Ten years ago, we saw an amphibious motorhome that did not hide the fact that it was a bus that swims. As it turns out, in a time way before the birth of Terra Wind, there was a similar concept called “Boaterhome” coming from an Idaho outfit called Highwave Boaterhome 2000.