Jet Capsule: The $150,000 ‘water taxi’ to sate your yacht craving


A personal boat with mini-yacht like features – this in a nutshell defines the Jet Capsule, a marine craft that comes with its modernistic ‘artistry’. Flaunting a body made from a composite of Jelcoat and carbon (or fiberglass), the enclosed hull is interspersed by stylish photochromic windows. The structural credentials are complemented by the yacht-esque aspects, which includes the snazzy rooftop sundeck that allows the passengers to move up and relax.

Now in case you are wondering about the size of this Jet Capsule, the pod-like craft has actual dimensions of 7.6 m (24.9 ft) length, 3.5 m (11.5 ft) with and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) height, thus accounting for a substantial volume of 61 cubic m or 2,148 cubic ft. Such spatial attributes are accompanied by a host of user-specific features including air-conditioning, heater, LED illumination, tables and seats. The safety aspects for the driver are also incorporated with cameras that keep track of things both at the rear-end and underwater.


Of course, all of these features beg the question – what is the capacity of the touted ‘mini yacht’? Well, according to the designers, each Jet Capsule can accommodate 12 passengers along with one crew pilot. As for the specifications, the pod-like marine crafts come with both petrol and diesel engines (in single or dual setup), with their power-trains boasting output ranges from 370 hp (276 kW) up to 600 hp (447 kW). When translated to velocities, the top speed of these vessels can go up to 38 knots (44 mph or 71 km/h), while cruising speed on full capacity pertains to 32 knots (37 mph or 51 km/h).

So, in case you are sufficiently entice by the notion of scooting through water with style aplomb, the Jet Capsule is available in pre-order for $150,000. For more details, take a gander at the home site. And moreover, if you are looking for something a bit more ‘adventurous’, check out the Dragon personal submarine from DeepFlight.

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Via: Gizmag

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