Tag Archives: Watercraft

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

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

This Is Manta5, A Pedal-Assist Bicycle For The Water

If you love cycling, then you really shouldn’t let any waterbody stop your love for pedaling. Obviously, a regular bicycle can’t let you pedal on water and therefore, if you really want to continuing cycling on water, well then, you have to look to the Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1 Hydrofoil Bike. Also quite obviously, pedaling on water takes a lot more effort than it is on land, more so if you are expect to ride the waves hydrofoil technology has to offer and hence, Hydrofoiler XE-1 is actually a pedal-assist watercraft. So, yeah. Hydrofoiler XE-1 is basically the answer to pedal-assist bike for water. Absolutely brilliant. I think that’s one of the things missing from my life. Continue reading This Is Manta5, A Pedal-Assist Bicycle For The Water

This Powered Kayak Has Retractable Stabilizer So You Can Fish Standing

Standing fishing and kayak don’t mix for obvious reason, but when professional competition kayaks maker Fissot introduced the MFK003 Modular Standing Fishing Kayak last year, the game changes. For the first time, you can fish standing without worrying about unwillingly taking a dive. Balance has always been an issue with kayak if you try standing on it, but with the MFK003 Modular Standing Fishing Kayak’s ingenious design, fish standing is what you want to do – thanks to a pair of retractable stabilizers that can be deployed give the boat extra balance. Continue reading This Powered Kayak Has Retractable Stabilizer So You Can Fish Standing

This Full-size Kayak Is Foldable And Weighs Less Than A Chihuahua

Imagine this: you are out exploring the great outdoor and you stumble upon a beautiful body that stands between you and the unexplored area. At this point, you probably wish you have a kayak with you. Then again, that’s just wishful thinking because if you had a kayak, you probably won’t make it this far. Life’s just so. It was never fair. It is either you have this or that, never both. Well, the good news is, that won’t be the case if you have the Justin Case Lightweight Foldable Kayak. Measuring no more than 30 x 4 x 4 inches (76.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm) and weighing no more than a Chihuahua at under 6 lbs (2.7 kg), it is probably the most portable kayak money can buy to date. Continue reading This Full-size Kayak Is Foldable And Weighs Less Than A Chihuahua