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Scubacraft Just As Happy Under The Water As On

Scubacraft (Images courtesy Scubacraft)
By Andrew Liszewski

If you’ve got an extra $164,000 laying around, and a sense of adventure, you might want to get your name on the waiting list for the Scubacraft. It’s essentially a speedboat with a specially designed trimaran hull that makes it just as comfortable on the water as it is under. And while technically you could refer to it as a submarine, it can only dive to depths of about 100 feet, and you’ll need to bring your own SCUBA gear since it doesn’t have an enclosed cabin. But thanks to a high-powered jet propulsion system you’ll be able to zip along under the waves or on top of them, depending on your mood, or escape plan. Orders for the Scubacraft are currently being taken, and delivery is expected somewhere near the end of 2010.

[ Scubacraft ] VIA [ Luxist ]







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  • mcman

    Yes, but can it fly? They couldn't make a small airtight dome over the cockpit? Who wants to pay out a bazillion dollars and then have to wear scuba gear?

  • EspritOuvert

    What first attracted me to scuba diving was how relaxing and free you are underwater. This seems to kill that a bit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19701276 facebook-19701276

    At least you'll look really cool.

  • Anonymous

    It seems like it would be something that would be fun the first couple times, then quickly go to being stored in the back of a shed. However, it seems as though it might have some potential in science, maybe.

  • StratMan9000

    Anybody remember Spykids? The first one was great, especially the scene with them in a submarboat (?). That was the first thought when I saw this, although they had an enclosed cockpit.

  • baggyklown

    i can finally begin my war on the sharks

  • joeythenifty

    YES. This is what being rich is all about. For those who can't see the utility, consider first of all that you can use it to enter/exit your secret lair via the underwater tunnel. Moreover, you can host your own underwater safari by running down and speargunning large fish and water beasts. Oh, did that thousand pound sturgeon snap the line and run off? Don't sit there sniveling, man the Scubacraft! We're going after him!

  • Dyoung720

    soon someone will make one of these with the scooba gear built in with a cockpit dome. enter the boat submarine.

  • jiggawatt

    “…it can only dive to depths of about 100 feet…”

    Only 100 feet? Thats deep as hell! If this thing won't get you laid then you should turn in your man card.

  • cirez

    What kind of power source does it have? It has to be electric or something since you cant run a engine without air to burn.

    I was curious so I looked it up, it uses a ICE when above the water and it has electric thrusters for underwater (I doubt it moves that fast underwater, but then again if it moved fast you would probably have a hard time staying in your seat with the water resistance)

  • cljohnston108

    They need to re-edit their demo video: It's primarily a surface craft that transitions to a subsurface one, so the video needs to start with surface activity AND THEN show it diving into the inky depths.
    The way they have it just gives me a headache, because everything's out of sequence.

  • Gingervitis

    Is $164,000 the base price? Can I pay extra to fire torpedoes from this bad-boy?

  • dubzilla

    I have seen these over the years and they never seem to catch on. I think it would be sweet. As other posters have said you would think that for that price you would not need scuba gear.

  • dubzilla

    I have seen these over the years and they never seem to catch on. I think it would be sweet. As other posters have said you would think that for that price you would not need scuba gear.