Tag Archives: Watercraft

Meet Kokopelli Packraft’s Newest Whitewater Rafting Bad Boy

If whitewater rafting is your thing, you definitely will want to check out the 2019 Kokopelli Recon Packraft. Billed as a river warrior, 2019 Kokopelli Recon Packraft is nimble, stable, incredibly responsive and at the same time tough like a rock. OK. Maybe quite as tough as a rock, but you get the idea. Recon is latest in the Kokopelli Packraft family. Continue reading Meet Kokopelli Packraft’s Newest Whitewater Rafting Bad Boy

Waydoo Flyer Lets You “Fly” Over Water With “Aircraft Tech”

The exhilaration of gliding over waves is only possible if Mother Nature is willing, but why limit yourself to “if the waves permit”? You don’t have to because, there is a new “surfboard” that you get on with “surfing” even on perfectly calm days. Meet Waydoo Flyer Electric Hydrofoil Board. The Shenzhen-based company recently debuted the Flyer at the CES 2019 with the aim of making electric/foil boards accessible and easy to handle. Continue reading Waydoo Flyer Lets You “Fly” Over Water With “Aircraft Tech”

71-Year-Old French Is Crossing Atlantic In A Barrel-Like Vessel

Attempts to cross the vast expanse of oceans, traveling from one continent to another, using anything other than commercial means are not new, but an attempt on a vessel with zero propulsion? Well, that is new (and crazy, if I might add). Regardless of the lunacy, such is what French gramp, 71-year-old Jean-Jaques Savin, is currently doing. And I can tell you this: if we were to post about this a month late, it’d still be news because, current. Continue reading 71-Year-Old French Is Crossing Atlantic In A Barrel-Like Vessel

This Semi-Submersible Lets You Enjoy Views Above And Below The Water

If diving deep underwater – even in a luxury submarine like the supercar of submarine, the U-Boat Worx HiPer Sub – cannot quell your fear of the deep blue sea, then perhaps, the MSV Explorer Amphibious Semi-Submersible could be the perfect in-between solution. As the name implies, it is a partially submersible watercraft that offers both above- and underwater viewing options. While that alone is a major selling point of this unique vessel, MSV Explorer Amphibious Semi-Submersible does not stop there; it is also an amphibious vehicle too. Continue reading This Semi-Submersible Lets You Enjoy Views Above And Below The Water

Here’s A Real-life BTTF DeLorean That Flies, Well, Kind Of…

What you see here is a hovercraft version of the iconic flying car from the second instalment of Back to the Future. I know right. If the DeLorean from the movie flies, surely it can skim over water too, right? Honestly, I don’t know if it could, but one thing for sure is, this DeLorean Hovercraft surely can. Except that this isn’t an actual DeLorean. It is a custom built hovercraft that has a shell that mimics the look of legendary DeLorean DMC-12 as featured in BTTF trilogy. Continue reading Here’s A Real-life BTTF DeLorean That Flies, Well, Kind Of…

This Is Shannon, A Self-righting, Water Jets-Propelled Lifeboat

What is a lifeboat if it can’t save itself, right? I mean, a lifeboat is still a boat and therefore it is not necessary safe from the risks facing every other boats. The Shannon class lifeboat, however, built by life-saving charity Royal National Lifeboat Institution, is an advanced lifeboat that is absolutely safe, so it could carry out its life-saving duties efficiently and with utmost safety. Continue reading This Is Shannon, A Self-righting, Water Jets-Propelled Lifeboat

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