Seabreacher X Is Both Submersible and Rocket Boat

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Innespace’s Seabreacher series is biomimetic. Sort of. These special watercraft behave just like a shark or killer whale might—if said sea creature had rockets strapped to its fins. But in case you still aren't sure what inspired the Seabreacher, its paint job should erase all doubts. Yes, that's a shark. Seabreacher may not positively affect the lives of billions worldwide, but it might positively affect your day to watch this video.

Innespace offers three Seabreacher models—dolphin, killer whale, and shark. Each step up the food chain and down the evolutionary ladder gets more extreme.

The shark-inspired Seabreacher X offers a supercharged 300 horsepower engine. And although it isn’t on four rubber tires, its power-to-weight ratio compares favorably to a Lamborghini, McLaren, or Bugatti supercar.

The Seabreacher X’s top speed is around 50 mph. It can skid above or dive below the water and uses its fins to turn on a dime. Special maneuvers include breaching and barrel rolls. Each model boasts an audio system and camera with which to pound the waves, blast Van Halen, and record fist pumps.

Expect to pay at least $80,000 for one of these extreme toys. But if you don't have that kind of cash, Innespace says a number of their clients are considering setting up rental facilities. One imagines such facilities might round out their portfolio with a few water-powered jetpacks for an action-packed day at the seaside.

Jason Dorrier

Jason is managing editor of Singularity Hub. He cut his teeth doing research and writing about finance and economics before moving on to science, technology, and the future. He is curious about pretty much everything, and sad he'll only ever know a tiny fraction of it all.

Discussion — 8 Responses

  • Evan Collins September 21, 2013 on 11:48 am

    Not relevant, please stop posting niche consumer products for the ultra-rich

    • Gorgand Grandor Evan Collins September 22, 2013 on 2:22 pm

      This is SINGULARITYhub, not WAAHGTHEPOORhub.

      If there’s to be a singularity, we’ll all be “rich” anyway.

  • Ormond Otvos September 21, 2013 on 1:12 pm

    Millions starve, and the rich play with their toys…

    • Gorgand Grandor Ormond Otvos September 22, 2013 on 2:29 pm

      Some rich guy donating all of his money to feeding some poor families in Africa isn’t going to reduce the PRICE of the food there, or stop the crappy DISTRIBUTION that perpetuates poverty, and wasn’t the cause of the problems in the first place. It would be nice, but comparatively speaking, if you’re anyone in the West, you are massively privileged and would have the same obligation if it is to be one.

      Don’t blame the rich per say, blame the particular rich who own companies which charge high prices for basic necessities, and the rich bunch of warlords and dictators who make countries filled with poverty by making them unstable and untenable to outside trade.

      You can’t blame Stephen Spielberg, who is rich, for starvation in third world countries, but instead the specific companies who control pricing and distribution in those countries.

  • gamaliel September 21, 2013 on 1:18 pm

    a promising future in order to win the war at sea is in the design of hybrid vehicles that can fly, dive and run on the surface

  • Robert Schreib September 21, 2013 on 2:08 pm

    ?? Why not make a giant flying fish version of this thing that could jump out of the water, unfurl wings, and glide in the air a long way? It could be a great James Bond movie vehicle!

  • Bryan Buchanan September 22, 2013 on 10:43 am

    anyone remember Seaqueast DSV and Seaquest 2032!

  • Mike Ellis September 24, 2013 on 10:35 am

    So in the 10-13 years since this was on Beyond 2000 they added a bigger snorkel. Exciting.