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Peugeot Designed Latitude 46 Tofinou 9.7 Sailboat And Gillardeau Food Bike

Peugeot Design Lab is no stranger to designing everything outside of automobile. It has dabbled in designing helicopter’s interior, a really cool but uncomfortable-looking sofa, and even the cockpit for boats. Now, we hear that it has its hands in designing boat maker Latitude 46’s new sailboat too, as well as, believe it or not, a food bike for French premiere oyster retailer Gillardeau. But more on the food bike later. First, lets talk about the sailboat. Continue reading Peugeot Designed Latitude 46 Tofinou 9.7 Sailboat And Gillardeau Food Bike

TIWAL 3.2 Is A Sailboat Fit For Two That Packs Into The Back Of Your Car

you know how it is when it comes to water sports, especially those that involves seafaring vehicles such as a sailboat; they are definitely not cheap and even if you could afford one, buying one is not a be-all and end-all thing, at least not in the monetary aspect. there is still docking charge, the obligatory maintenance routine, and not to mention the trailer required to haul this thing back and forth your garage or wherever to the water. this is where TIWAL 3.2 Inflatable Sailboat comes in. it, like a handful before it, wants to make this super fun activity on the sea a tad more affordable by going the inflatable route. touted as the very first high-performance inflatable sailing dinghy for water sports, the TIWAL 3.2 boasts a clever design that enables it to fold down into just two bags that you could throw into the back of your car. Continue reading TIWAL 3.2 Is A Sailboat Fit For Two That Packs Into The Back Of Your Car

DinghyGo 2 Inflatable 3-in-1 Sailboat

the truth can never be more brutal: sailboating is a sport that is reserved for those Scrooge McDuckian elites, well… but that was in the past cos’ now, average joes who have a few grand to drop can take up sailboating and not have to worry about the associated fees like docking charge, maintenance and whatnot, thanks to DinghyGo 2 Inflatable 3-in-1 Sailboat from Dutch firm’s Aquacrafts. the name pretty much says it all; the DinghyGo 2 Inflatable 3-in-1 Sailboat is an inflatable version dingy that is equipped with a sail for sailboating, while it can also be rowed with the included oars, or if desired, powered by an outboard motor of up to 8 hp. three ways of sailing with just one craft. you can’t get any better than that, can you? Continue reading DinghyGo 2 Inflatable 3-in-1 Sailboat

Balmain Boat Company Sailboat Kit

fancy building your own boat for some summer water adventure, but turned off by the prospect of cooping up in the garage for months end (that’s if your garage is even big enough for a full size sailboat)? well, the Balmain Boat Company Sailboat Kit won’t be needing months to complete and it is sure going to fit in a regular size garage when built. this 3-meter long boat weighs just 110 lbs (50 kilograms) and according to its maker, it will typically takes around 30 hours to complete. but of course, that’s excluding the time needed for the epoxy and sealant to set. so, give and take, you shouldn’t be needing more than a month. Continue reading Balmain Boat Company Sailboat Kit

wFoil 18 Albatross

wFoil 18 Albatross
wFoil 18 Albatross | US$tba | www.wfoilsail.com

is it a boat or is it an aircraft? well, the wFoil 18 Albatross you see here is part of both. it was created so that regular folks like us can experience the exhilaration of flying without the complexity associated with flying a real aircraft. the wFoil 18 Albatross is a flying boat that provides its pilot (and a passenger) the thrill of flying whilst sailing above the sea on the tips of the foils, traveling at a speed of up to 50 knots (about 92 km/h or 58 mph). we know, it probably look weird to some but to us, this is a beautiful vehicle and one that look more like a vintage aircraft than a boat. Continue reading wFoil 18 Albatross

Vesta Sailrocket Mk.II – rocket is certainly not part of it

Vesta Sailrocket Mk.II
(image: Vesta) Vesta Sailrocket Mk.II | US$tba | www.sailrocket.com

don’t let the name Sailrocket deceive you. the Sailrocket Mk.II aka VSR2 has no rocket at all and in fact, it is not even a rocket to begin with. not only rocket is not in the equation, it is completely free of manmade power i.e. it does not have any engine but yet, it has set its sight on snagging the world speed sailing record. yes. it will attempt to better the 55.65 knots (or about 64 mph) world speed sailing record for the short distance 500 meters set in October 2010 by American kite-surfer, Rob Douglas. the VSR2 is a radically designed sailboat that bears go-fast design such as angled main fuselage and beam, and a low profile asymmetrical sail (or as Vesta called it, wing). basically, it is a sea-faring technological marvel that leaves a layman like me in awe. Continue reading Vesta Sailrocket Mk.II – rocket is certainly not part of it