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Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

Combining awe-inspiring and humbling footage of massive waves with the dubstep remix of Clint Mansell’s dramatic Lux Aeterna, you’ll want to dim the lights and hit full screen mode for this one.

Traxxas Spartan RC Boat

Traxxas Spartan RC Boat

After you’re done racing your 100mph RC car, hit the waters with the world’s fastest ready-to-race RC boat, topping out at speeds in excess of 50mph. Just drop in a power pack and head for the seas!

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Free-Floating Suite

Free-Floating Suite

Marijn Beije Design’s unique living space floats on water, providing sleep quarters for two, outdoor relaxation areas and even a bathroom. It’s built like a catamaran, and can be paddled back to shore.

Iguana 29 Amphibious Boat

Iguana 29 Amphibious Boat

It looks like an streamlined motorboat, but sprouts a pair of retractable tank-like treads when it hits land, letting you easily pull up on the beach, or deal with low tides and sandbanks. Video here.

Aguila Xi Yacht

Aguila Xi Yacht

Looking more like a spaceship than a watercraft, Aguila Design’s air-propelled Xi yacht is designed to be agile and nimble, cutting through air and water like a warm knife through butter.

ZR48 MTI Corvette Speedboat

ZR48 MTI Corvette Speedboat

Inspired by the Corvette ZR1, this speedboat even has a Corvette dashboard with working gauges. And like a real ‘vette, it’s no performance slouch with a pair of Mercury 1350HP twin-turbo engines.

Foldboat

Foldboat

Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies developed two boats each made of a single piece of high density polyethylene plastic. Boat One actually folds to a third of its size, while Boat Two flattens to a sheet.

Sealander Amphibious Camper

Sealander Amphibious Camper

We know, it sounds like a Ben Stiller movie, but the Sealander is actually a camper trailer that goes right from road to water, which is pretty cool in our book. Not as cool as Blue Steel of course.

H2Office

H2Office

Brings new meaning to “work at home,” floating your telecommuting space on the water, instead of on land. The 245+ sq. ft. office (plus deck) offers ample room for both work and entertaining.

AdHoc Portable Canoe

AdHoc Portable Canoe

Ori Levin of Tsor Design set out to design and build a canoe that fits in a bag the size of a backpack for easy travel. With telescoping carbon fiber rods and and a water-resistant sailcloth, he succeeded.

5 Minute Cruise

5 Minute Cruise

Too busy to take the time off to go on a cruise? That’s okay, if you can spare just 5 minutes out of your busy day, that’s all you’ll need to take the express 134 hour tour of Norway’s Hurtigruten.

Vertigo 220 Superyacht

Vertigo 220 Superyacht

Alloy Yachts’ Vertigo 220 vessel was designed by a naval architect and combines the best of contemporary living with oceanic luxury, with sweeping teak floors and Christian Liaigre interiors.

OVOYachts OVO720C

OVOYachts OVO720C

Cramming the luxury styling of big yachts into a 24-footer, this award-winning plaything offers 360° views from the cockpit, a sunken living/bedroom, comfy outdoor seating and plentiful storage.

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Das Hausboot

Das Hausboot

Confused Direction’s Der Silberfisch houseboat floats on a platform and comes complete with sleek furnishings, multilevel living, sundecks and a unique sculpture garden on the deck.

Trecol Off-Road Truck

Trecol Off-Road Truck

This Russian off-road vehicle can drive across just about any terrain, and even floats on water. Its soft tires can even run over a person without injury. And yes, it’s polar bear resistant.

Skier-Controlled Tow Boat

Skier-Controlled Tow Boat
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Who says you need a friend with a boat to go water skiing? Hammacher Schlemmer certainly doesn’t think you do – offering up this remote-controlled boat that can pull you along at up to 40MPH.

FlyNano

FlyNano
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This lightweight, single-person electric vehicle will zip along at up to 43mph on water, and takes off at up to 93mph into the air. Flies up to 1.8 miles high. Water landings only, please.

Shotover Jet Boat Rides

Shotover Jet Boat Rides

If you ever find yourself in New Zealand, and are looking for the thrill of a lifetime, take an insane ride in a Shotover Jet boat. You might just wet yourself, but you can just blame the water spray.

EGO: Semi-Submarine

EGO: Semi-Submarine

The EGO is a small electric boat that floats on the water, piloted from a see-through cabin that rides just beneath the surface, allowing a clear view of underwater life without getting wet – or the bends.

How Not to Launch a Boat

How Not to Launch a Boat

Um, guys, before you put that boat in the water, you just might want to make sure it doesn’t weigh more than the crane you’re using to lower it into the drink. Or not.

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Intermarine 55 Yacht

Intermarine 55 Yacht

Intermarine and BMW DesignworksUSA have developed the $2.2M, 57′ Intermarine 55 yacht, with a cruising range of 350 nautical miles, top speed of 31 knots and luxurious living areas.

Perpetually Capsizing Boat

Perpetually Capsizing Boat

Julien Berthier’s Love Love boat was designed to look like a wrecked and capsizing ship; in reality, it’s a functional work of art with built-in motor, able to maneuver around the water like any other boat.

Hedonist Yacht

Hedonist Yacht

This gorgeous boat by Art of Kinetic has a hull crafted from mahogany and glass, and cruises quietly through the water at up to 40-knots, thanks to its Rolls Royce water jet propulsion.

BMW Formula-Foil 1

BMW Formula-Foil 1

Inspired by F1 cars, ID Dan Baretich created the Formula-Foil 1 concept for the water, with small forced induction engine, ailerons on the front hydrofoil wing and joystick/foot pedal controls.

U-Boat Worx Personal Submarine

U-Boat Worx Personal Submarine

Joining their C-Questers, the new C-Explorer personal submarines from U-Boat Worx hold 1-5 passengers, can dive to 3,280′ and will debut here in October at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show.

Cruise Ship Hits Rough Seas

Cruise Ship Hits Rough Seas

This incredible footage was captured on the CCTV cameras on the Pacific Sun cruise liner when it hit choppy waters. After watching it, life on The Deadliest Catch is starting to look calm to us.

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