Awesome Boats

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

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.

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U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2

U-Boat Worx HP Sport Sub 2
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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.

Alumaski Aluminum Jet Ski

Alumaski Aluminum Jet Ski
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Most JetSkis are made from fiberglass, which limits their usefulness in shallow waters. The AlumaSki is powered by a 110hp marine engine, and offers a 1/4″ thick aluminum hull which can help you safely navigate shallow waters.

Kormaran Boat Concept

Kormaran Boat Concept

The Kormaran can function as a monohull, katamaran, trimaran, or as a floating deck thanks to mechanisms which can open and close sections of the boat and has retractable hydrofoils. With a top speed of 38 knots, it’s bound to be fun too.

Wider 42 Cruiser

Wider 42 Cruiser

This high-tech luxury boat has an expandable mid-ship section which provides added deck space. Its rear section is also highly versatile, and can be configured to store diving equipment, a fishing chair, or even a jet ski.

Ultraskiff Angler 360

Ultraskiff Angler 360

It may not look like much, but this circular boat’s got it where it counts. The Angler 360 gives you a 360º vantage point at all times, turns on a dime and is extremely buoyant. It has large compartments, rod holders and more.

Own a Viking Ship

Own a Viking Ship
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Yachts? Pfff. Go Ron Swanson with your seafaring and get a proper man’s ship. Craftsmen at Denmark’s The Viking Ship Museum handbuild made-to-order ships using the techniques and tools used in the Viking Era.

The Glass Yacht

The Glass Yacht

Designed by Lujac Desautel, this yacht is like a section of an upscale skyscraper set afloat. The large glass windows reflect the surrounding waters, and the structure offers dedicated living spaces for passengers and crew.

3D-Printed Kayak

3D-Printed Kayak

Built from 28 sections of 3D printed ABS plastic screwed and caulked together, this colorful kayak was constructed by Grass Roots Engineering using a special oversize 3D printer. It’s completely watertight, and yes, it does float.

Stormy Seas POV

Stormy Seas POV

Stev Golden works on a boat. During a recent voyage off the Southern coast of Ireland, their boat encountered massive 52+ foot waves, and ~100mph winds. Don’t blame us if his video makes you sea sick.

Boat Parking Win

Boat Parking Win

We’re pretty sure the captain of this boat knew the boats on either side of him were being scrapped when he wedged himself in between them, but we’re still impressed with his skill in doing it without making more of a mess.

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Joyboat

Joyboat

Sky-Yacht’s Joyboat is an electric boat that is steered with a joystick. It carries up to 5 people and its batteries last up to 8h on average speed. The Prestige Version comes with GPS, cruise control and a Bluetooth audio system.

WoKart

WoKart

Designed to combine the thrill of go-karting with water sports, the WoKart is a single-seat, virtually unflippable, personal watercraft that rides like a jetski, but steers like a car – achieving speeds as high as 46mph.

USB Battleship

USB Battleship
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You can connect up to five of your USB 2.0 devices and defeat disorganization before it sinks you with this battleship-inspired USB hub from Kikkerland. If a ship in port is safe, what are five ports in ship?

Jet Capsule Mini-Yacht

Jet Capsule Mini-Yacht

A compact luxury boat measuring just 23 feet-long, but available in configurations that can carry up to nine passengers, or a comfort model with a kitchen, private bathroom and two sofas that transform into a double bed.

Life at Sea

Life at Sea

We’ve all seen how nasty waves can get for fishermen on The Deadliest Catch. Though it seems they’ve done a better job bolting things down on their boats than these guys have done. Maybe they need seatbelts for their couch?

Mercury Modular Kayak

Mercury Modular Kayak

Point 65 specializes in take-apart kayaks. The Mercury in particular splits into three parts small enough to fit in the back of a small SUV or crossover. You can also link two cockpits together to create a longer tandem kayak.

Steadiboat

Steadiboat

One of the biggest risks boats face is capsizing from large waves. Check out this amazing technology which creates inverse waves inside the boat to keep it from rocking. The boat model on the left has the system in place.

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Xhibitionist Yacht

Xhibitionist Yacht

No, this is not a prop from some unreleased film adaptation of Spy Hunter. The Xhibitionist is just one of the many impressive luxury vehicle concepts that Gray Design has developed. Check out the site but be prepared to swoon.

WaterCar Panther

WaterCar Panther

The WaterCar Panther has a 3.7L V6 Honda V-Tec engine, a 4-speed manual transmission, a custom chromoly chassis and a 250hp Panther jet motor. It goes up to 80mph on land and 40mph on water.

Hovercraft Beach Landing

Hovercraft Beach Landing

So you’re hanging out on the beach, taking in a warm, sunny day when this happens. A massive 600-ton Russian military hovercraft decides to take over the place. No amount of SPF will protect you from this.

BBCo DIY Boat Kits

BBCo DIY Boat Kits

The Balmain Boat Company sells flat-packed mini rowboat and sailboat kits. Each kit has most of what you need to build the boat, including nails and screws. It takes about 30 hours to put a boat together.

Impressive Boat Maneuver

Impressive Boat Maneuver

A boat captain takes an impressive 90-degree “drift” turn through the challenging canals of Amsterdam in a long sightseeing boat. Though we’d hate to know what would have happened if he miscalculated the turn.

Captain Phillips (Trailer)

Captain Phillips (Trailer)

Based on a true story, Tom Hanks is the skipper of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years by Somali pirates in 2009, in Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips.

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