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    I want one!

    Fcuking cool this!

    Dolphin speedboat makes a splash
    A dolphin-inspired cross between a jetski and a submarine is the latest millionaire plaything making a big splash.

    The Seabreacher can glide on top or below water at high speed - and it has enough power to soar out of the water and fly through the air and perform stunts.
    The two-man 30,000 craft has been designed to mimic the shape of a dolphin and self-rights whenever it splashes down.
    The mini-submarine has a top speed of 45mph over the surface of the water and half that when it dives under.
    The 15ft fibre-glass machine can stay under for long periods as it has a snorkel that supplies air to its 1,500cc, 215hp marine engine.
    Its Californian creators custom-build up to 20 of the crafts a year, mainly for the super-rich yachting market. Its see-through polycarbonate canopy is half-an-inch thick and is the same used on F-16 fighter jets.
    Rob Innes, of design company Innespace, said: "You can drive it just like a boat with the canopy open at full speed of 45mph on the surface.
    "It can do 20mph below the water. If you go below snorkel depth you run out of air for the engine and you stay under for 20 seconds before the craft will automatically surface. But with the snorkel system in use you can stay under for longer."
    You, sir, are a God among men....
    Short Men, who aren't terribly bright....
    More like dwarves with learning disabilities....
    You are a God among Dwarves With Learning Disabilities.

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    I watched this the other day, looks really cool, would be much better though if it made the whirring noise that stingray makes.


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    Wonder what the import duty would be

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    Forget the robot dogs, that is fucking cool, I want one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil
    The 15ft fibre-glass machine can stay under for long periods as it has a snorkel that supplies air to its 1,500cc, 215hp marine engine.
    Hopefully it suppliers the captain as well

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    What mayhem these could cause with the idiots that drive water scooters at pattaya beach

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    I think in open water with nothing else around the dolphin speedboat would be a blast.

    Can you imagine how many accidents there would be if there were 30 or 40 for rent down on Pattaya or Jomtien beach?

    Visability is about zero below the water level and not much better when breaching or on the surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    Can you imagine how many accidents there would be if there were 30 or 40 for rent down on Pattaya or Jomtien beach?
    Funnily enough, I ran the figures through a spreadsheet to see if a hiring business for these was a feasible concept at Thai rates. I reckon it would take about 5 years to break even, so probably not

    Still can't be that hard to make a local copy of one....

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    You could call it the Manatee.



    You'd need the additional girth to accommodate Pattaya farangs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    You'd need the additional girth to accommodate Pattaya farangs.
    Not sure about going around pattaya accommodating fat farrangs with your extra girth!

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    ^^ The Sperm Whale is more on theme.

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