Hammacher Schlemmer, which has built its 167-year-old reputation on offering the best and the unexpected, has unveiled the Amphibious Sub-Surface Watercraft. If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own personal submersible watercraft, then this device is certainly for you.
Technically, the amphibious is a partially submersible watercraft. It provides both above and underwater viewing options. You can drive the watercraft right off a trailer and into the water without the hassle of a crane, tender vessel or dock.
It features a buoyant above-water upper body and a two-person cockpit that provides 180-degree surface views. The upper hull houses the controls for two the horizontal underwater thrusters that makes the device more maneuverable and enables it to make 360-degree truns. Below there is an inverted 1-½ -thick acrylic half that provides two additional underwater views.
The partially submersible watercraft is powered by 48-volt intercooled electric motors. The motors are responsible for its heavy-duty rubber tracks to negotiate up to 30-degree gradients in the ocean, lake, boat ramp-based water entry or egress.
Two banks of 24-volt lithium batteries provide the watercraft with 110 hours of water operation, and up to eight hours on land.
For outdoor fun on land or in water, the amphibious sub-surface watercraft will cost you $300,000.
The company warns consumers to check with local ordinances prior to use.
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(Photos via Hammacher Schlemmer)