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- [Glen] From a boat that can be driven underwater,

to a raft that acts like a jet ski, and even a submarine!

There are some pretty cool options when it comes to boating.

I'm Glen, and today we are bringing you

ten exceptional boats, watercraft, and catamaran.

- [Announcer] Number 10.

- [Glen] Made by Soel Yachts,

the first energy autonomous vessel

for the ecotourism industry,

the SoelCat 12 is a trailblazing,

energy autonomous, solar electric catamaran.

This solar vessel has a durable

and lightweight fiberglass construction

with slim holes giving the SoelCat high performance

when it comes to speed and range.

The vessel is 39 feet long, weighs 13,200 pounds,

and can carry 12 passengers with a crew of four.

The catamaran has two 60 kilowatt lithium batteries.

Two 30 kilowatt motors can reach speeds

between six to 15 knots

and operate for six hours at a speed of eight knots

on the battery alone.

A massive solar roof required for

the electric repulsion system

makes it capable of supplying its energy

with a capacity of 8.6 kilowatts per hour.

You can take a ride on one of these $600,000 catamarans

at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort

in the unspoiled lagoon of Bora Bora.

- [Announcer] Number nine.

- [Glen] If you were to put a jet ski

on an inflatable raft, you would have the Seakart 335,

a high performance recreational yachtender

that will seat up to five people.

This classy watercraft has a fiberglass hole,

inflatable sides, and a reliable Yamaha engine

that gives this exceptional hybrid speed

making this fun for the whole family.

Standard features include under seat storage,

removable seating, piped deck drains,

a fuel gauge and speedometer,

and a bathing ladder for when

you wanna jump off and take a swim.

You can even customize it with several features

including LED deck lights, underwater lights,

carbon parts, colored moldings,

custom upholstery, and even a VHF radio.

These come with a one year worldwide warranty

and you have to contact the manufacturer

for pricing on this.

- [Announcer] Number eight.

- [Glen] Seen in the James Bond movie, Spectre,

the Scubacraft Spectre 007

is a submersible watercraft,

featuring multiple dive capabilities,

and the ability to transport a range of equipment.

The patented technology that alters the buoyancy

of the ventilated composite monocoque hull

combines rigid inflatable boat tube technologies

allowing for precise control

when transitioning from surface to underwater

and while resurfacing.

The boat's modern platform technology

makes it capable of carrying three fuLly equipped people,

and includes interchangeable seating,

lifting eyes, tie downs, and lashing points

for a range of transport needs.

The Scubacraft is powered underwater

by batteries and electric thrusters

that deliver hydrodynamic control,

while a reduced combustion engine

drives the jet propulsion system.

High speed dynamic lift allows this to operate

in very shallow water with no exposed propeller,

delivering outstanding maneuverability

and an exciting air-cushioned ride.

- [Announcer] Number seven.

- [Glen] Designed by Michael Kohler,

and featuring naval architecture by Enrique Castilla,

Silent Yachts, based in Austria,

and the Silent 79, is a solar powered yacht

that comes in three versions,

the cruiser, the e power version,

and they hybrid power version.

The solar powered cruiser gets it energy

from 56 solar panels that feed a battery pack

with a capacity of 200 kilowatts

and is powered by two 80 kilowatt electric motors

in the standard version,

giving it an unlimited range with silent navigation.

This yacht has an ultra lightweight glass

and carbon sandwich composite construction,

with resin infusion and vacuum bagging

for a lightweight and robust structure.

These are about 78 and a half feet long,

35 feet, 9 inches wide, and include five double cabins.

The solar panels have a 25 year warranty.

The battery banks come with a 10 year warranty,

and the catamaran is scheduled

for delivery in March of 2020.

- [Announcer] Number six.

- [Glen] Fast, fun, and affordable boats,

the Scarab 165 Ghost and Identity

are made in Cadillac, Michigan

with pride and a 40 year track record

of building some of the finest boats in the world.

These Scarabs are 16 feet long,

can carry up to five people in the spring reinforced seats

that have adjustable backrests,

and you have peace of mind knowing that your Scarab

has a very shallow draft.

Intelligent Neutral and Reverse

is an entirely electronic system

that allows you to quickly shift

from forward to neutral to reverse,

while allowing you to adjust the neutral position

on the fly for ease of docking.

This boat comes with a 150 horsepower Rotax vortec engine,

a 20 gallon fuel capacity,

and a maximum weight capacity of 850 pounds.

The boat weight is approximately 1,600 pounds.

Prices on these start at around $20,000 for the Scarab Ghost

and around $25,000 for the Identity.

- [Announcer] Number five.

- [Glen] Built in The Netherlands,

the Neyk, designed by Ocean Submarine

in collaboration with Rolls Royce, MTU, and Bosch,

was expected to present this prototype

to potential buyers in January of this year.

The 63 foot pressurized vessel

is expected to reach speeds up to 15 knots,

and dive as deep as 1,000 feet

with a surface range of 500 to 1,500 nautical miles.

The cockpit gives the two pilots

excellent all-around visibility

both on the sea floor, on the surface, and equipped with

two multifunctional color displays for each pilot.

This diesel electric sub can pivot for tight turning

with its innovative propulsion system,

and even stay in one place,

thanks to two extra vertical thrusters

placed in the dome on top of the tower

giving it up and down force.

While accommodating 12 passengers,

this sub has a complete galley, a bar, a library,

and a lavish lounge area with air conditioning,

heating, and many other amenities.

- [Announcer] Number four.

- [Glen] Scandinavian boat maker Flying Flipper

gives us the new Superfly GT 42

that can be ordered with either

two 400 horsepower mercury outboard engines,

or two 627 horsepower seven marine outboard engines,

giving this a top speed of 65 knots.

The new Superfly GT 42 has an aggressive

and lightweight hybrid carbon hull,

features an automatic push button opening glass hardtop,

and the outside deck is even large enough

to entertain with a kitchen and bar.

The interior is cheerful, open, and airy

thanks to large windows and skylights throughout

and houses a spacious living area,

a state-of-the-art kitchen and dining table,

and a captain's suite with a king size bed

and a full featured bathroom.

Customized and hand-built for each customer's demand,

only a few are produced every year

and yours would be one of very few in the world.

- [Announcer] Number three.

- [Glen] Inspired by Tesla,

the company Q-Yachts from Finland,

hopes to sell all electric yachts

and have quietly delivered their first Q-30 yacht already.

These are 30 feet, six inches long

and come with either a 30 or a 60 kilowatt battery pack

and an ocean volt AXC20 electric motor,

which gives you a cruising speed of nine knots

and a max speed of 15 knots.

The 30 kilowatt battery pack

gets you a range of 22 to 42 nautical miles,

while the 60 kilowatt battery pack

gives you a range of 40 to 80 nautical miles.

The boat produces minimal noise and wake,

has a super quiet power train,

and would be good for going out on the lake

and spending a quiet and relaxing evening.

In Finland, besides delivering their first unit,

they haven't released any pricing information

or when these become available.

- [Announcer] Number two.

- [Glen] Developed in partnership with

Jaguar racing's technical partner,

Williams Advanced Engineering,

using Formula E technology,

the Jaguar Vector V20E,

became the fastest electric motorboat in the world

on June 15th of this year.

Piloted by Peter Dredge,

who is the co-founder

and Technical Director of Jaguar Vector,

this electric boat had an average speed

of 88.6 miles per hour

over two legs of the 0.62 mile course

on Coniston Water in Northern England.

This Vector beat the previous record

of 76.8 miles per hour that was set in 2008.

The power train is believed to be similar

to the 250 horsepower electric motor

and 54 kilowatt battery used in a Formula E car.

While you're contemplating which of these

awesome watercraft would be best for you,

why not share this video with a friend?

And let us know in the comments which one is best.

- [Announcer] Number one.

- [Glen] Made in Italy, this catamaran is available

in a cruiser or open version,

and has a draft of about 12 inches.

It's made with vacuum molded carbon fiber shelves

and has a weight of 3,086 pounds.

The outcut is two feet, 11 inches long,

eight feet, two inches to 11 feet, six inches wide,

and has room for 10 people on the deck

while having room for four people in a forward cabin

that includes a bathroom,

a kitchen with a two burner sink and hob, and a shower.

This catamaran comes with a choice of either

electric or fuel engines.

Two, four, or 10 kilowatt engines

can operate at a top speed of up to seven knots,

or eight miles per hour.

Fuel engines come with your choice of

two, 20, 30, or 40 horsepower four stroke outboards,

and give you a top speed of 23 knots, or 26 miles per hour.

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