Have you ever seen a dolphin skipping over the water, all carefree and whimsical like, and thought to yourself, "Man, it would be awesome if I could do that?" Well, thanks to an incredible aquatic machine called the Seabreacher, you can!
A two-seat, semi-submersible personal submarine, the Seabreacher watercraft was designed by Rob Innes and Dan Piazza, engineers and founders of the company Innespace, Inc.
Now, as you probably guessed, these things don't come cheap. Since the Seabreacher is meant to be very personal and customizable, there isn't really a set base price. But, you'll probably spend AT LEAST $80,000 for one. Yeah, sorry to get your hopes up earlier, but the Seabreacher is really only meant for the rich and famous. Still cool though!
While the Seabreacher was designed to look like a dolphin and imitate its movements, it can be customized to operate like a number of different marine mammals, from sailfish to killer whales. Here, we'll just take a look at three of the base models: the Seabreacher X, the Seabreacher Y, and the Seabreacher Z.
The Seabreacher X
Outfitted with a 260-hp supercharged engine, the X model can cruise to a high speed of 43 Knots (49 MPH) on the surface of the water and 22 Knots (25 MPH) below. Thanks to a fully vectored thrust system, you'll look like an actual shark or dolphin moving along in the water. Also, the custom-tuned exhaust system would probably scare away any actual wildlife lurking about.
Other incredible specs on the personal watercraft include a snorkel-mounted video camera that transmits live video to LCD screens during dives, GPS navigation, and an on-board stereo system with iPod docking.
The Seabreacher Y
The Seabreacher Y is designed to look like a killer whale, so a couple of tweaks were made to the design features of this model, including a more rounded-off nose, pectoral fins, and a taller dorsal fin.
Oh, and thanks to a specially modified tail fin, riders can pulls off 180-degree back flips in the water. How awesome is that?!
The Seabreacher Z
With a jet drive for improved safety and surface performance, the Z model can actually be registered as a conventional powerboat. It also comes equipped with a fully retractable snorkel, meaning 360-degree barrel rolls are all part of the fun.
Needless to say, the Seabreacher engineers weren't joking when they marketed this machine as a top-of-the-line submersible watercraft.