Image: Lazzarini Design

[December 2016] The futuristic Jet Capsule looks more like a pod plopped down from its intergalactic mothership than a boat built in Italy. Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the high-tech transport is fashioned mostly from carbon, features a V-shaped hull, and can carry single or double engine options (paired with hydro-jet propulsion) totaling up to 520 hp for a maximum speed of 50 knots.

The watercraft contains photochromic windows (tint changes automatically with sunlight levels) and a fully enclosable passenger area that can be configured to seat from one to 13 people. Navigation equipment and electronics include electrohydraulic steering, a Simrad VHF radio and chart plotter, Analogic instrumentation, and a Bose audio system.

Completely customizable, the cabin can be fit with a kitchenette, beds, and a bathroom, or kept minimal for maximum space as a tender. Those interested in something more purpose specific can choose a militarized model with bulletproof body and windows as well as one intended for emergency services.

Pricing for the standard version and the Super Jet Capsule starts at $229,000 and $169,000, respectively.

Read the full article in the Robb Report, and be sure to check out Lazzarini’s other revolutionary marine designs.

 

Source: In the News: The Jet Capsule Will Soon Catapult Across the Water