• MV Recyclone Is Dyson’s Concept Vacuum Barge For Cleaning Up Rivers

    MV Recyclone Is Dyson’s Concept Vacuum Barge For Cleaning Up Rivers

    High-end home vacuum cleaners are near-synonymous with the Dyson brand, but that doesn’t mean indoors is where the company plans to stay.  James Dyson revealed long-term plans to build a new product called the MV Recyclone, a giant vacuum cleaner that will siphon plastic out of our increasingly-polluted rivers. Since it will need to navigate bodies of water, the giant cleaning machine comes in the form of a barge rather than a typical vacuum cleaner.  The waste-sucking boat will run [...]

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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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  • 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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  • PlanetSolar, The World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat

    PlanetSolar, The World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat

    Since the 1980s, skipper Raphael Domjan has been dreaming of sailing around the world using the minimum amount of energy.  Five years ago, he embarked on a journey to fulfill that dream.  Recently, they unveiled the vessel that will help him accomplish it – PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered boat. Shown off at the HDW shipyard in Kiel, Germany, the catamaran measures 100 feet long, 50 feet wide and 25 feet high.  Using a multi-hull body constructed by the Knierim [...]

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  • Scubacraft, A Sea-Diving Speedboat

    Scubacraft, A Sea-Diving Speedboat

    A speed boat that craftily doubles as a submarine has been an endless fascination in many movies and comic books.  If the Scubacraft, which  recently went through underwater testing at the Pinewood Studios, pushes through, that longing can finally become a reality. On the surface, the Scubacraft looks like a typical luxury racing speedboat, sporting aerodynamic lines and fancy good looks.  Once you tire of the usual sights around the marina, however, it should let you uncover a whole new [...]

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  • Citibot Folding Kayak Shrinks From A 10-Foot Boat To A 3-Foot Bag

    Citibot Folding Kayak Shrinks From A 10-Foot Boat To A 3-Foot Bag

    Sometimes, I leave the house wondering if there will be a tsunami.  Or a typhoon with flash flood.  Or if the icebergs suddenly melt while I’m out.  I’m a pretty good swimmer, but I hate getting wet in my best suit.  For those times of unusual paranoia (as a result of bad drugs dreams), I know I will feel safe carrying a Citibot Folding Kayak. Lightweight and convenient, it folds to a large but portable backpack that weighs a mere [...]

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  • M/V Auriga Leader: World’s First Solar-Powered Cargo Ship

    M/V Auriga Leader: World’s First Solar-Powered Cargo Ship

    While it’s a more or less established fact that commercial cars won’t be able to make use of any sort of solar-based powertrains soon, larger vehicles are a whole other story.  Huge cargo ships, which offer plenty of exposed surfaces, are actually a more likely candidate. The M/V Auriga Leader is the first cargo ship to take a step in that direction, wearing a total of 328 solar panels on its top deck to help supply 40 kilowatts of energy. [...]

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  • Yacht Express: So That’s How They Deliver Boats!

    Yacht Express: So That’s How They Deliver Boats!

    How do you deliver a boat from one country to another?    As it turns out, you put them in an even bigger boat that makes the trip. When it comes to taking boats across the continents, the float-on-float-off Yacht Express from Dockwise is the undisputed king and the largest of its kind.  A semi-submersible, it sinks into the water in order to pick up two dozen or so yachts that it can carry across its deck.  Once they reach [...]

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  • Replica Supertanker Looks Like A Toy, Costs A Quarter Of A Million Dollars

    Replica Supertanker Looks Like A Toy, Costs A Quarter Of A Million Dollars

    Want to get a boat that makes you look like a Nintendo character come to life? While the image may appear like it came straight out of some child’s fancy, believe me when I say those are two future captains of supertankers riding a $250,000 replica of the real thing. How that boat can cost $250,000 is beyond my understanding, although they do use it to train students at the Warsash Maritime Academy in Southampton to pilot huge supertankers that [...]

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  • Luxurious Oculus Yacht Styles Itself As A Giant Fish-Head

    Luxurious Oculus Yacht Styles Itself As A Giant Fish-Head

    Luxury yachts, for the most part, typically sport the same sexy frames.  Occasionally, though, you chance upon one with such an unconventional styling that you just have know more.  The Oculus Yacht, whose lines resemble the head of a giant fish, is one such craft. From afar, you’d probably think it was a robot fish straight out of Voltes V, swallowing the folks lined up on its deck.  Up close, you’d likely realize (erringly) that it really is a gigantic [...]

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  • A Luxury Sailboat Fit For A Pirate…Arrrr

    A Luxury Sailboat Fit For A Pirate…Arrrr

    Got a spare $100 million tucked under the sheets somewhere?  How about shelling that out for this one-of-a-kind luxury sailboat currently on sale at JamesList?  Called the Maltese Falcon, it sports three huge masts that’s as close as I’ve ever seen a luxury yacht get to a real pirate ship.  Just stencil a crossbones logo somewhere on the sails and you’re good to go! Everyone knows, of course, that any pirate worth his eye patch pillages the sea on sails [...]

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