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Say Hello to the Little Round Bumperboats

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Ever imagined an adventure ride on the waters of the Amazon? If your answer is a resounding yes, then we have an interesting little skiff to show you that will allow you to ride the river wild – on your own! Known as Ultraskiff Angler 360, the bumperboat is a little single-seater with a 360-degree view. Enjoy uninterrupted hours of sheer bliss as you squat in the middle of your very own private floating island without concern for wind direction – because it doesn’t really matter when your boat is round! But don’t think that this boat is a stripped down version of a real boat – it has all the storage and gear that any angler’s vessel needs. The product is currently under limited production, but you can contact the company directly through the contact form on their website (link below) and ask for availability in your city.

[ Ultraskiff ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Exploring The Underwater World While Sitting Comfortably In A Boat, iPad In Hand, Has Never Been Easier

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About 70% of this planet is underwater. As vast as the visible land is, the world that lives hidden from view, under our oceans and lakes, is vastly larger. Exploring it usually requires a pretty substantial amount of effort, but not if you have some money to throw at a remote controlled submersible craft equipped with a quasi-HD camera. The Submarine Camcorder is a 19″ L x 14 1/2″ W x 7″ H submersible craft in a marine-grade, hydrodynamic ABS housing. It has electric thrust and lift propellers, and is capable of forward/backward (5 kts forward; 1 kt reverse), left/right, and up/down movements. It is tethered to a surface boat by a 100ft. cable, though communication with the device is done through WiFi and an app installed on an iPad, or even a laptop. A 1280 x 720 feed is sent directly to the iPad, where you can take stills or record footage.

The virtual dashboard (an iPad’s motion sensors can also steer the sub) includes a joystick, camera controls, and displays depth, heading, battery level, and temperature data received from the sub’s built-in sensors.

The Submarine Camcorder is available from Hammacher Schlemmer, which tends to be more of an upscale/pricey sort of retailer. This time is no exception: the thing costs a whopping $6,300.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ LikeCool ]

Custom-Made Gravy Boat Lets a Cat Puke All Over Your Food

Puke Cat Gravy Boat

Nobody wants to eat puke. Cat vomit doesn’t sound very appealing, either. So if you’re the type of person who gets a kick out of grossing people out with the food on your plate or with the stuff that you put into your mouth, then this gravy boat’s for you. While you definitely shouldn’t put real cat puke into it, you can whip up otherwise gross-looking sauces and syrups to pour over your grub to give people the illusion that your catty gravy boat is puking all over your food.

This Puking Kitty Gravy Boat was made by artist GingerELA, who described it as follows:

It’s a cat. It’s a gravy boat. It’s puking. It’s the first thing I’ve made for myself and I LOVE IT. Inspired by the barfing squirrel gravy boat posted on Laughing Squid, I just had to make my own.

Hit the break to watch a video of the cat ‘barfing’ all over her waffles!

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The Hot Tug Hot Tub Boat Is A Mouthful To Pronounce, Seems Fun

At first glance it sure looks like your little boat is taking in water and is about to sink. The two people in the picture are just pretty darn cool about it. Then you look closer and realize that nothing of the sort is happening: they are happily soaking in a hot tub! It just happens that the tub is inside the boat. That, is the Hot Tug Hot Tub Boat (HTHTB) from the Netherlands. Containing up to 2,000L of water and propelled either by an integrated electric motor, or an outboard one, the HTHTB can fit up to 6 passengers looking to sit in water… while sitting in water. The H2O is heated through a wood stove and the contents can take around 3 hours to reach the desired temperature. No matter, since you’re likely to get one fantastic ride for your patience… and also for your money: prices range from €8,950 ($11,575USD) for a bare no-engine/no-heater hull to €16,450 ($21,260USD) for the fully equipped version.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Fancy ]

BBQ Dining Boat Seems Perfect For Summer, And Breaking The Bank

By David Ponce

What’s better than a BBQ among friends? A BBQ among friends on the water, of course. Seating up to 10 people, this 24 ft. floating creation with a 30 Watt outboard motor can be manoeuvred at up to 2 1/2 mph through calm water and alongside docks for loading/unloading. One charge provides enough power for up to 8 hours of continuous use, so unless you’re venturing in the open sea, you shouldn’t worry about getting stranded. There’s a plastic table with plastic seats for all 10 people, and each seat has “a recessed plate holder, three beverage holders, and silverware tray. Six compartments beneath the ABS seats store food and supplies for all-day cookouts.” The grill itself is charcoal powered and measures 24 in. in diameter.

So this all sounds like fun and games, only as long as you get past the sticker shock: $50,000.

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Pirata Boat Race Turns Your iPhone Into An Oar & Provides A Wii-Like Gaming Experience (That’s A Good Thing Right?)

Pirata Boat Race (Images courtesy Pirata London)
By Andrew Liszewski

Are you an avid iPhone/iPod Touch gamer who’s found they’ve been packing on the pounds lately? Let’s face it, tapping the screen or slightly twisting the iPhone in your hands aren’t the most intense physical activities, but this Pirata Boat Race game, created by Pirata London, could have you working up a sweat depending on your fitness level. The game has two teams of oarsmen… or… oarspeople, paddling a couple of boats along a course, and like any race, the first across the finish line wins. But while the game itself is played online, the players use their iPhones or iPod Touches as oars.

Pirata Boat Race (Image courtesy Pirata London)

You first have to download the Boat Remote application which is available for free, and at the start of each race you either snap a photo of a QR code to choose which side you’re on, or enter a unique code if you’re using a camera-less Touch. Up to 10 players can participate per race, 5 per boat, and since everyone has to gather around the same PC in order to play, it also increases the whole social aspect of iPhone gaming, which is usually a solitary activity. So how about porting the online aspect of the game to the iPad?

And if you’re curious, I’ve included a video of the game in action after the jump.

[ The Pirata Boat Race ] VIA [ CreativeApplications.net ]

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Remote Control Chum-Dumping Boat Is Probably Not A Toy

Radio-Controlled Feed Boat (Images courtesy Pro-Idee)
By Andrew Liszewski

While it probably won’t appeal to kids, this radio controlled feed boat looks like just the thing to make an early morning fishing expedition actually seem fun! The boat is designed to get into places that might be difficult for larger watercraft, and at the push of a button the tipper can be used to dump up to 4 1/2 pounds of chum or feed into the water to attract the fish. It can also be used to deliver a baited hook with floater up to 950 feet away which is pretty much impossible with even the best casting techniques.

And if that’s not enough, the boat includes a sonar sensor allowing it to double as fish finder, wirelessly transmitting the information back to the remote control which includes a backlit LCD display. Unfortunately though, unless you’re fishing in a tournament for a hefty cash prize, the boat’s $726 price tag puts it out of reach for most Bob Izumi wannabes.

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R/C Stealth Boat Begs To Be Taken Outside And Played With

By Luke Anderson

With summer fast approaching, everyone is looking for a good excuse to get outside and enjoy the weather. Toys that can only be used outdoors are always a good excuse to leave the confines of the house for a bit. If you happen to have access to a large body of water, this R/C Stealth Boat would be a great reason to get out.

While this boat looks like something that would be piloted by a certain caped crusader, it is simply called the R/C Stealth Boat. It also isn’t very stealthy, but that alright, I don’t think anyone really intended to use this for actual spying. What it can do is is reach speeds of around 19 mph and run for around 30 minutes off of a four hour charge. The $88 price doesn’t seem too bad, especially since you’ll be the envy of everyone at the lake.

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RC Speed Boat Challenge Puts A New Spin On Slot Car Racing

RC Speed Boat Challenge (Image courtesy Drinkstuff)
By Andrew Liszewski

Where I live the weather has gone directly from Winter to Summer, and while I don’t particularly miss the snow, I do miss the in-between, light jacket conditions of Spring. But on the plus side, the return of Summer means you can dig out all the outdoor toys you had to put away when the weather got cold. This RC Speed Boat Challenge is kind of like the slot car tracks you had as a kid. (Or still play with.) But instead of a plastic groove to keep the vehicle on course, this one uses a large inflatable pool complete with lanes and various obstacles.

The inflatable track includes 2 RC speed boats that can be wirelessly controlled from a distance of up to 50 feet. And while technically the RC Speed Boat Challenge can be used indoors, while I was growing up there was a strict ‘no water toys in the house’ rule which would have kept something like this in the backyard.

You can find it at Drinkstuff.com come May 2 for about $70.

[ RC Speed Boat Challenge ] VIA [ Toyology ]