Sailboats aren’t really known for their speed. These days, we usually think of any boat with a sail as something you take if you want a leisurely drift out on the water. But Paul Larsen thinks otherwise. Building a sailboat he describes as fifty percent boat, fifty percent plane, he took his craft off the coast of Namibia to shatter all the sailboat speed records.
A little a year after his death, the yacht “Venus”, designed by Steve Jobs himself has finally been completed. It does look very Apple-like, all shiny aluminum and minimal and square, with an interior very reminiscent of an Apple store.
Flying killer robots have fared quite well in combat in Afghanistan, and now the US Navy is testing the use of drone missile-firing boats, which should give Indian Ocean pirates a little something to chew on.
Currently, the world’s largest yacht is being built in Germany for a mysterious Middle Eastern billionaire. The anonymous fat cat is having a yacht built that’s 590 feet long, perfect for lavish drug-fueled orgies on the high seas.
International shipping is serious bizness, so shipping companies are always looking for ways to increase the speed and efficiency of their big fucking boats. One proposal for making freighters faster is to take advantage of the Leidenfrost effect by heating the hull up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit and boiling the surrounding water, reducing friction to almost zero.
Technically, the EGO Compact Submarine isn’t actually a submarine since it floats on the surface and can’t dive, but also a normal boat doesn’t have an incredible view of life under the waves like this.
Created by artist Julian Berthier, this boat, called “Love Love” does actually function as a boat. As you can see below, it’s got a motor and a rudder that allow it to power around the high seas looking slightly capsized, all while you’re sipping champagne and waiting for someone to come and try to rescue you.
The US and the UK may have some super fancy jets and drones and shit, but Iran… Iran has bright blue flying boats WITH MACHINE GUNS. That’s all sorts of evil COBRA playset sort of awesome, like I want to imagine some Iranian commander standing up in one, shaking his fist saying “OOOH DAMN THOSE JOES!”