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Oru Kayak Haven

Oru Kayak Haven
$1899+  Pledge Link Comment

Folding boat maker Oru Kayak is expanding its lineup to include a tandem boat. The Haven has a 500 lb capacity and is easier than ever to build, with color-coded hooks and less parts. It has an accessory track and can be configured into a roomy single-person kayak.

The Most Dangerous World Record

The Most Dangerous World Record

There are lots of ways to get yourself into the Guinness World Records without risking life and limb, but some people live for danger. RealLifeLore takes a look at the deadly quest for the highest speed on water, and the many times people have died trying to exceed it.

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TetraPOD Tub Trailer & Boat

TetraPOD Tub Trailer & Boat
$2400+  Buy Link Comment

The TetraPOD is an enclosed trailer for hauling various kinds of cargo, but it also transforms into a boat. The process takes only about a minute, and you only need to remove and replace several pins. It comes in both on- and off-road versions.

Tiny House Boat

Tiny House Boat

Living Big In A Tiny House usually features DIY and cheap mobile homes. Ian Ugarte’s design is neither of those, but it’s still a wonderful home worth checking out. It was inspired by traditional Japanese brothel boats and Japanese lanterns. More here.

Oru Kayak Coast XT

Oru Kayak Coast XT
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The 2018 Coast XT is the latest version of Oru Kayak’s unique flat-pack kayaks. It has more leg room and storage and has a higher weight capacity compared to the smaller models. Yet it’s still easy to assemble, thanks to its zipper channels and new folding pattern.

Monocoque Palle Canoe

Monocoque Palle Canoe

Italian design studio BorromeodeSilva presents an absolutely stunning one-of-a-kind canoe. Its hull is made from carbon fiber with shimmery copper thread woven in, and ample quantities of beautiful teak wood, inlaid into a herringbone pattern.

Uncapsizable Boat

Uncapsizable Boat

Engineered for travel in even the most choppy of seas, Safehaven Marine’s Thunder Child can right itself, even if it flips all the way over in the water. The wave-piercing boat can hit speeds nearing 60 knots, and has special seating to reduce shock for its occupants.

Rapid Whale Mini Boat

Rapid Whale Mini Boat
$950  Buy Link Comment

Bay Area maker Joshua Tulberg is imagining you on the high seas with his kit for a 6′ long electric mini boat. Picture yourself building it with ease, thanks to marine-grade plywood and cable-tie and epoxy construction. Then imagine being the most popular fellow at the flotilla.

30 Day Time-lapse at Sea

30 Day Time-lapse at Sea

Seaman JeffHK’s latest video is comprised of about 80,000 photos taken in the span of 30 days aboard the container ship where he works. Outside of going to space, sailing the oceans might be the best way to internalize how small we are in the grand scheme of things.

Lazareth Amphibious Mini Moke

Lazareth Amphibious Mini Moke
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French company Lazareth says that it’s selling Mini Mokes modified to be amphibious. The mod is mainly based on a propeller that lets it go up to 7 knots on water. On land, you get 4-wheel drive and a top speed of 56mph.

Building a Cedar Strip Canoe

Building a Cedar Strip Canoe

A Guy Doing Stuff walks us through the process of building an absolutely stunning handmade canoe in his garage. The body of the boat was made using dozens of thin strips of cedar, bent, glued, and cut along plywood forms. All told, it took eight months to complete the canoe.

The Birth of a Dugout Canoe

The Birth of a Dugout Canoe

The Northmen Guild (fka John Neeman Tools) made this short film showing engineer and wood craftsman Rihards Vidzickis making one of his specialties: a dugout canoe. The process took place over a few months. We just want that paddle.

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept

A one-of-a-kind luxury boat from automaker Lexus, designed to provide its passengers with an extravagant seafaring experience. It’s powered by a pair of 5.0-liter V8 engines from their RC F, GS F and LC 500, producing a total of 880hp, and has a carbon fiber composite hull.

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The MelloShip

The MelloShip
$2500+  Pledge Link Comment

We can think of few more relaxing ways to spend a day than floating on a quiet lake, or in a lazy hammock. The MelloShip combines both of these “activities” into one. Lie back, relax, and steer the solar-powered vessel via remote control. Holds two hammocks, so bring a friend!

The World’s Largest Elevator

The World’s Largest Elevator

This marvel of modern engineering at China’s Three Gorges Dam is capable of lifting 6.7 million pounds of boats, water, and people to a height of over 34 stories. It takes 40 minutes to get to the top, shaving more than 2 hours off of the previous route over the dam.

H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

A POV look at this insanely fast watersport, in which 3000hp turbine-powered boats can hit 200mph. It’s like driving a top-fuel dragster across the water, except there’s no parachute, and you don’t just go in a straight line. Oh, and here’s what happens when you flip.

Building a Cruise Ship

Building a Cruise Ship

4K time-lapse footage of the construction of AIDA Cruises new flagship AIDAprima as it was built at the Koyagi Plant of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Japan. It’s mindblowing to see such an awesome and massive vessel emerge from the bare drydock.

Sailing with Land Rover BAR

Sailing with Land Rover BAR

During their recent trip to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Chicago, we had a chance to visit with the Land Rover BAR team, and got see what goes into hydrofoil racing, from the engineering of the boats to the sheer fortitude of each crew member.

Pakayak Packable Kayak

Pakayak Packable Kayak

Want a kayak, but don’t have the storage space for one? The Pakayak disassembles from a 14-foot boat into a 3.5 foot-long package thanks to pieces that nest inside one another. They’re small enough to fit multiples inside an SUV, or to even carry one on your back.

The GoBoat

The GoBoat

A compact boat for fishing, hunting and more in shallow waters. The GoBoat weighs just 15lb, fits in most cars when disassembled and can be assembled in minutes. It works with transom-mount trolling motors (not included).

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A Boat Full of Boats

A Boat Full of Boats

Amazing footage of a vessel called the Super Servant 4, a massive, 556-foot-long ship designed to transport yachts of all sizes to and from marinas. The carrier section is designed to be flooded with water to allow the yachts to be piloted in and out without hoists.

Extending a Cruise Ship

Extending a Cruise Ship

People put additions onto their houses all the time, but we never thought you could expand a cruise ship to add more space. Check out this fascinating time-lapse clip of a cruise ship as it was cut in twain, and stretched at the Blohm+Voss Shipyards back in 2008.

Gibbs Terraquad

Gibbs Terraquad
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An amphibious all-terrain cart with a 140hp gas engine and Gibbs’ jet drive. It transforms in seconds, goes up to 50mph on land and up to 45mph on water. Gibbs also has aa amphibious motorcycle coming, but not even Space Sheriff Shaider could look cool on it.

Tarzan Boat

Tarzan Boat
$64K+  Buy Link Comment

A mobile water park. The Tarzan Boat has diving platforms, trampolines, nets and slides. It also has an outboard engine, life jackets and other associated equipment. Also available for rental in certain parts of the U.S.

Container Ship Time-Lapse

Container Ship Time-Lapse

This incredible 4K time-lapse by Toby Smith was taken aboard the Gunhilde Maersk, a large container ship, as it makes its way from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Ningbo, China. The visual spectacle that plays out before us more than makes up for the lack of sound.

World’s Largest LEGO Ship

World’s Largest LEGO Ship

Dan Siskind of Brickmania has spent countless hours (and dollars) building a 25.5 foot long, historically-accurate model of U.S. Navy vessel the USS Missouri from over 1,000,000 LEGO pieces. More on Flickr. (Thanks Orion!)

Gibbs Humdinga

Gibbs Humdinga

The Phibian’s off-roading little brother. The Humdinga is a 4WD amphibious truck with a 350hp diesel engine and twin jet drives. It goes up to about 80mph on land and 30mph on water, and can carry up to 1653lb. or about 7 people.

Speedboat Backflip

Speedboat Backflip

Skimming along the water in a super-fast H1 Unlimited Hydroplane is insane enough, but when something goes wrong, these turbine-powered speedboats can turn into unintended aircrafts, as demonstrated in this incredible POV video.

Quadrofoil

Quadrofoil
~$19K-$28K  Buy Link Comment

The Quadrofoil is a two-seater electric watercraft that glides on the surface of water, giving you a quiet, smooth and agile ride. Its electric motor lets it cruise up to about 25mph with an estimated range of 62mi per charge.

U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2

U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2
~$1.25M  Buy Comment

U-Boat Worx‘ latest personal submarine is a compact two-seater. Able to dive up to 100m (330ft), the HP Sport Sub 2 weighs just 2200kg (4850lb) and can fit on a 30m+ super yacht or be launched directly from a trailer.

Self-Stabilizing Boat

Self-Stabilizing Boat

Velodyne Marine’s Martini 1.5 is a motorboat with an active suspension system which keeps its deck and cabin level as it skims across choppy waters, improving marine safety, and bringing sea-sickness to its knees. More at WIRED.

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