Lazzarini’s Jet Capsule “mini yacht”
Like something straight out of a Bond film, the Jet Capsule was conceived by Italian design firm Lazzarini Designas as a personal watercraft or water taxi. The launch version comprises a full carbon body and photochromic windows. There’s a rooftop sundeck for passengers to relax on, while inside there are driver controls with views of rear and underwater cameras, air conditioning, a heater, seating, tables and a toilet.
In addition to keeping the distinctive shape of the prototype, the new Jet Capsule is pretty much the same size, at 7.6 m (24.9 ft) long, 3.5 m (11.5 ft) wide and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) tall. Lazzarini says these dimensions make the craft twice as wide as others with a comparable length.
Customers can choose from a selection of engine configurations, with petrol and diesel engines available in either a single or dual setup. Total power outputs range from 370 hp (276 kW) up to 600 hp (447 kW) and, from those options, the maximum achievable speed is 38 knots (44 mph or 71 km/h). With a maximum load of 12 passengers and one pilot, the cruising speed is 32 knots (37 mph or 51 km/h).
The new Jet Capsule is available to order now at a cost of US$250,000 and up. Orders are expected to be fulfilled five months after being made.
There are several sofa configurations, a bathroom, and a kitchenette for whipping up meals on the go. At night, the thing lights up like some sci-fi version of a Christmas tree so you can cruise around looking for all the hottest parties and impress your friends when you pull up to the dock.
This kind of toy doesn’t come cheap. The base model starts at a cool $250K with plenty of interior options and even different colors available so that you can make your Jet Capsule unique. It’s what all the playboy billionaires will have this summer so don’t be left out of the fun.
The video below shows the 2016 Jet Capsule in action.