• Turn Puny Lakes Into Fertile Surfing Grounds With The Mastercraft X20 Wakesurfing Boat

    Turn Puny Lakes Into Fertile Surfing Grounds With The Mastercraft X20 Wakesurfing Boat

    I’ve heard of wakesurfing before but never tried it. It’s a wakeboarding and surfing mash-up where a rider holds on to a rope towed by a boat (like in wakeboarding), then lets it go as soon as he catches a big-enough wave created by the boat’s wake to surf it.   The Mastercraft X20 is a new watercraft that’s been optimized to create the biggest surf waves possible. “Designed from the fins up to rip the perfect surf wave,” it comes […]

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  • Super Yacht Sub 3: A Submersible That’s Purpose-Built To Launch From Luxury Superyachts

    Super Yacht Sub 3: A Submersible That’s Purpose-Built To Launch From Luxury Superyachts

    Apparently, not enough superyacht owners are buying submersibles.  And Netherlands-based U-Boat Worx wants to do something about it.  The outfit behind some of the most popular compact underwater vehicles in the market just announced the Super Yacht Sub 3, a three-person submersible built specifically for the superyacht crowd. Designed to serve as a regular fixture on a superyacht, the sub can be transported right on the yacht, ready to launch whenever those on board are drunk enough on expensive champagne […]

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  • Tiwal 3.2 Inflatable Sailboat Fits In The Trunk Of Your Car

    Tiwal 3.2 Inflatable Sailboat Fits In The Trunk Of Your Car

    The Tiwal 3.2 is an inflatable sailboat that you can bring down to the beach in the trunk of a car.  Even better, it can be assembled and taken down in just 20 minutes, providing a way to enjoy sailing on the water without the usual hassles. Described as the “very first high-performance inflatable sailing dinghy for water sports,” it combines performance, safety, and convenience like no other boat in the market.   It’s designed for both thrilling and leisurely rides, […]

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  • Helicat Catamaran Can Fly Through Rough Seas At 45 MPH

    Helicat Catamaran Can Fly Through Rough Seas At 45 MPH

    The Helicat looks like a helicopter that landed in the middle of the ocean, then somehow managed to keep moving even while floating on water. It looks awesome. Rather than a boat and chopper hybrid, though, it’s actually just a seafaring catamaran that, for some reason, was fashioned to look like it came straight out of a 60s-era James Bond movie. While it won’t be taking off to send riders soaring through the skies, the boat will let you ride through harsh […]

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  • Someone Built A 3D-Printed Kayak And It’s Awesome

    Someone Built A 3D-Printed Kayak And It’s Awesome

    Who says you can only build small toys and little trinkets with the current crop of desktop 3D printers?  Certainly not this dude, who built the World’s First 3D Printed Kayak. No, it’s not a toy kayak that can only ride around in pools and bathtubs.  Instead, it’s a fully-functional paddle boat that you can use along real bodies of water.  Just pick up a kayak paddle, hit the beach, and you’re good to go. Heck, the kayak even has […]

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  • Ethos E30 Boat Allows Modular Layouts For Adapting To Different Uses

    Ethos E30 Boat Allows Modular Layouts For Adapting To Different Uses

    When you buy a boat and choose to equip it with a specific layout, you’re usually stuck with that. Unless you’re willing to do a whole load of work to remove this bench there or add a small table here, there just aren’t a lot of options available. Not the case with Ethos E30, which lets you customize the deck layout any time you feel like it. Made by Italian boat builders Azure Embark, it uses an open deck layout […]

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  • Joyboat Is A Quiet, Novice Friendly Joystick-Controlled Electric Boat

    Joyboat Is A Quiet, Novice Friendly Joystick-Controlled Electric Boat

    Riding a motorized boat is fun, but if you enjoy quietly cruising down the water a whole lot better, a sailboat is likely a better option. If the slower speed of sailboats doesn’t quite satisfy you the right way, the Joyboat offers a seemingly suitable middle ground. Made by Sky-Yacht, it’s an electric motorboat that pairs the quiet of sailboats with just a little more speed, allowing you to cruise in peaceful silence while still reaching your destination sooner. While […]

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  • Jet Capsule Yacht Tender Brings Compact Size, Spaceship-Looks

    Jet Capsule Yacht Tender Brings Compact Size, Spaceship-Looks

    Every bad-ass super yacht deserves an equally bad-ass yacht tender.  And when you have a custom-built yacht that looks like an alien spaceship, your tender needs to reflect the same qualities.  When it comes to looking like an alien spaceship, we have a feeling the Jet Capsule is going to win every time. Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the thing actually looks like one of those deep-sea submersibles we see in sci-fi movies, with a capsule-like dome that easily sets it […]

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  • Wally 55 Power Boat Boasts Four Motors, Four Drives And A Whole Lot Of Style

    Wally 55 Power Boat Boasts Four Motors, Four Drives And A Whole Lot Of Style

    We don’t know if James Bond likes to take a yacht out during his days off.  If he does, though, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s anything like the Wally 55, a luxury yacht styled like a giant speedboat. Billed as “the ultimate open sports cruiser,” the yacht/powerboat hybrid brings highly aggressive, hard-edged lines that makes those expensive yachts you see in the marina look like boats for stuffy, boring people.  Seriously, this thing ‘s hull looks like it’s built […]

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  • Tandem Is A Pedal-Powered Love Canoe

    Tandem Is A Pedal-Powered Love Canoe

    When you want to venture on a boat alone, you bring a kayak.  When you want to do it with a partner, you need a canoe.  When you want to look lovingly into the eyes of the person you’re boating with and don’t really feel like paddling, the Tandem is exactly the boat you’re looking for. Made by British engineer Joe Rutland, it’s a two-person canoe with seats designed so that the two passengers are angled facing each other.  Granted, […]

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  • Quickboat Folding Boat Can Assemble In Three Minutes

    Quickboat Folding Boat Can Assemble In Three Minutes

    We’re no stranger to folding boats around here and are continually impressed with the way designers are able to innovate on them.  The Quickboat, however, has to take the cake when it comes to making a remarkable impression, allowing a single person to get it ready to hit the water in under three minutes. Not only can you assemble it on your own in 180 seconds (the company claims, even with a beer in hand), you can team up with […]

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  • DIY Sailboat Kit: How To Impress Your Wife By Saying You Are Building A Boat From Scratch

    DIY Sailboat Kit: How To Impress Your Wife By Saying You Are Building A Boat From Scratch

    Sure, you can always just buy a little sailboat for taking with you during the summer’s weekend trips.  But why not impress the wife and kids by pretending to build one from scratch?   That’s exactly what you can do with the DIY Sailboat Kit. Made by the Balmain Boat Company, it’s a DIY sailboat kit that includes everything you need to assemble your own little sailer.  Everything is pre-cut, too, so you don’t have to do any difficult cutting work […]

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  • DFP Kayak Lets You Stand And Fish Without Capsizing

    DFP Kayak Lets You Stand And Fish Without Capsizing

    Kayaks aren’t usually the type of boats you bring along when fishing or diving — while they’re great for paddling down a lake, they’re likely to capsize if you try to stand and do other things while in the water.  The DFP Kayak changes that. Short for Dive-Fish-Paddle, the DFP is a sit-on-top kayak that will maintain stability even while you stand, fish and do the Harlem Shake in the middle of the lake.  They’re calling it “the most versatile, […]

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  • 2013 Mokai ES-Kape Is A Motorized Kayak

    2013 Mokai ES-Kape Is A Motorized Kayak

    Kayaking is fun.  But even hours upon hours of paddling on your Citibot Kayak won’t let you reach those remote upstream locations that are often prime locations for fishing, hunting and exploring.  The 2013 Mokai ES-Kape solves that by offering a motorized kayak that you can take to those formerly inaccessible places. Powered by a Subaru EX21 electric-start four-stroke engine coupled with a proprietary jet drive, it can run through upstream paths and river hazards like a real boss.  With […]

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  • BoatPack Is A Car Roof Box That Doubles As A Dinghy

    BoatPack Is A Car Roof Box That Doubles As A Dinghy

    Every time you hit the lake, you bring a boatload of gear along with you.  Might as well house all that gear in an actual boat, right?  That’s exactly what you can do with the BoatPack. Instead of hauling a roof box for your gear and a boat separately, the space-optimizing solution combines them into one, using the boat as a top lid for the roof-mounted container base.  It comes with four hinging points, so you can secure the boat […]

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  • Transporter Boat Compacts Into A Towable Box

    Transporter Boat Compacts Into A Towable Box

    We’ve seen modular boats, folding boats and other efforts to make small seafaring vessels easier to bring during trips.  The Transporter is the latest in the line, boasting a modular feature that lets you break it apart and store the individual pieces in a box. Granted, the resulting box isn’t small enough for carrying around like a bag.  The bundled pack, though, allows it to be crammed into the back of an SUV, tied down to the roof of your […]

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  • Hot Tug Puts A Hot Tub On A Moving Boat

    Hot Tug Puts A Hot Tub On A Moving Boat

    Just when you thought nothing can be more awesome than your Hot Tub Boat, something comes along and totally steals its shine.  In  this case, it’s the Hot Tug, which does regular hot tub boats one better — it has an integrated wood stove so you can travel while soaking in hot water. More than a floating hot tub, it’s a real boat that can ferry you shore to shore across a lake or island to island in a tropical […]

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  • Marinekart 338 Is Like A Go-Kart For The Water

    Marinekart 338 Is Like A Go-Kart For The Water

    We guess you can think of the Marinekart 338 as a go-kart for the water.  It’s light, fast and easy to drive, making for a low-maintenance boat that you can take out for a leisurely ride around the beach or lake. The boat’s 20mph top speed doesn’t bring anything near the thrills you’ll get with a blazing fast jet ski, but it should make for a fun romp on the water, especially when riding with a group of friends.  Granted, […]

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  • Bionx Seascape 12 Features Pedal Drivetrain With Electric Assist

    Bionx Seascape 12 Features Pedal Drivetrain With Electric Assist

    Pedal-powered boats are great for many reasons.  They make no noise, cause no pollution and leave a very small carbon footprint if at all.  But they all stink for one reason: they’re too damn slow.  The Bionx SeaScape 12 offers a neat compromise by adding electric power-assist to the standard pedal boat. If bikes can do it, why can’t boats? And that’s, pretty much, the whole reasoning here.  It makes sense, too, because you get to keep a very environmentally-friendly […]

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  • Flying Hovercraft Can Leap Over 20-Foot Obstacles

    Flying Hovercraft Can Leap Over 20-Foot Obstacles

    Hovercrafts are always awesome, but you’ll still run into problems when encountering large surface obstacles in your path.   That is, unless you’re piloting the Flying Hovercraft, an air-cushion vehicle with the ability to actually fly over those obstructions when necessary. While it won’t operate like a real aircraft (you know, flying like Superman and all), it has the ability to soar upwards, allowing you to leap over objects up to 20 feet tall.  That way, you don’t have to go […]

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  • Adastra Is A Superyacht Fit For A Billionaire Pirate

    Adastra Is A Superyacht Fit For A Billionaire Pirate

    You’re a tech industry billionaire.  After a couple of years of living large, though, your affluent and privileged existence has begun to bore you.  So you decide to use some of that money to fulfill your childhood dream of becoming a seafaring pirate captain.  This Adastra would make a fine ship for you to haunt the oceans with. Designed by Sussex-based yacht designer John Shuttleworth, the luxury superyacht isn’t exactly designed for looting and pillaging in the middle of the […]

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  • The Sailing GPS: Because Pirates Need Gadgets Too

    The Sailing GPS: Because Pirates Need Gadgets Too

    Pirates don’t have it easy.  Even after they save up all that stolen bounty and buy a brand new sailboat, it usually still doesn’t come with all the chartplotting tools they need to hold dominion over the oceans.  Sure, they can buy one of them expensive software and use a laptop in the captain’s deck, but who the heck is going to take a pirate seriously when he’s fiddling with a laptop all day?  He needs something less conspicuous, like […]

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  • Hot Tub Boat Runs On Water While You Relax

    Hot Tub Boat Runs On Water While You Relax

    A hot tub on a yacht sounds like a wonderful idea.  And while a yacht beats a boat every time, a hot tub on a yacht seriously has nothing on the Hot Tub Boat, a water-traversing mish-mash of wonder that’s easily the most awesome hot tub I’ve ever seen. Know those bath tubs that look like submarines?  Yeah, how lame you must feel if you bought one.  Because, unlike that, this thing will really navigate bodies of water, all while […]

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  • WWII Patrol Torpedo Boat Is Only One Million Dollars

    WWII Patrol Torpedo Boat Is Only One Million Dollars

    When you’re rich and have all the luxury cars you could fit on your mansion’s garage, you start buying other expensive things.  Like jets  Or Mercedes Benz helicopters. Or, if you’re only somewhat filthy rich, boats.   If you’re also a war nerd, this World War II Patrol Torpedo Boat is the watercraft you need to reel in with all those stacks of money you’ve been hiding under the bed. A genuine article out of the second World War, the vessel […]

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  • Iguana 29 Boat Comes With Tank Treads For Lumbering On Land

    Iguana 29 Boat Comes With Tank Treads For Lumbering On Land

    My dream is to own a pirate ship that can drive up to the sand so my buccaneering crew of misfits can park next to rich people’s beach houses when we loot them.  It makes for a more intimidating visual than leaving the boat in the water and swimming up to shore.  While the Iguana 29 isn’t quite as big as the pirate ship in my fantasies, it will most definitely do. Developed by Antoine Fritsch and Tanguy le Bih, […]

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  • Waterbuggy Is A Watercraft For Leisurely Riding

    Waterbuggy Is A Watercraft For Leisurely Riding

    Jet skis are awesome. But, damn, those things go fast. And when things go too fast, you panic. And you fall off. And you realize you forgot to wear your fish costume vest. And you remember you can’t swim. And a shark comes out of nowhere to eat you. Now, we could have avoided all these if you just rode a Waterbuggy instead. Designed for leisurely riding, the vehicle is described as a combination of a “jet ski and a […]

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  • EGO Semi-Sub Is Kinda Like A Submarine…If You Use Your Imagination

    EGO Semi-Sub Is Kinda Like A Submarine…If You Use Your Imagination

    Most of us will never be inside a submarine (yep, even a tiny submarine).  A semi-submarine, however, might be a tad more achievable.  That’s exactly what the Raonhaje  EGO is.  Well, sort of. Despite the “semi-submarine” billing, it’s actually just a boat with a bottom cockpit that has giant glass windows on three sides.  That way, you can ride your boat while being privy to what goes on underwater — but just a few feet off the surface. The EGO […]

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