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Typically, when you use a life preserver, you just throw it to the man overboard and hope for the best. If you suck at throwing, the person being rescued has to swim further to get to the life preserver, and that can put them in danger for longer.
Hammacher Schlemmer is THE place to go if you have some loot burning a hole in your pocket, and you want something of questionable use that happens to be awesome at the same time. This is the exact case with this detailed USS Arizona model kit.
DFDS is the largest shipping and Logistics Company in Norther Europe. They are celebrating its 150th anniversary in style by building a giant LEGO ship! The employees created the world’s largest LEGO ship, named Jubilee Seaways using 1,015 million bricks.
Boats are a hassle. You have to park that big thing somewhere, then tow it to the water when it is fishing season. Then you have to care for it, since it is rusting and getting damaged just sitting there in your driveway.
Lian Li adds to its roster of unorthodox PC cases with the Odyssey, a limited edition yacht-themed aluminum chassis. Anything is indeed possible.
The Odyssey will come in white or silver. It measures about 29″x 12″x 10″ and has room for a mini-ITX motherboard, two 3.5″ drives, two 2.5″ drives and two 12″ GPUs.
In 2012, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) teamed up with Royal College of Art product design students to create functional and innovative chairs out of American hardwood. So Thomas Gottelier and Bobby Petersen made a boat.
After the 2011 tsunami in Japan, designer Chris Robinson and his friends bounced around ideas for ways to survive such a disaster. One of their ideas was for a spherical escape vessel. After doing a bit of research, Chris decided to pursue the idea by actually building it.
Paper boats are fun craft projects for kids. And not just kids who lived in the 1800s either. I’m sure some kids and adults still make paper boats and set them in the water, watching the wind move them along.
While this capsule won’t actually launch you into space, it will take you wherever you need to go fast, if you’re going over water that is. The Jet Capsule uses a propulsion system that is akin to jet skis, and I’m sure they will start zipping around marinas everywhere pretty soon.
Over the last few weeks, a giant barge turned up in San Francisco Bay that was tipped to be owned by tech giant Google. Early on rumors indicated that it was a floating data center but a local San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX 5 now claims that the giant barge isn’t a data center after all.
If you’ve never heard of the Maersk Line Triple-E, it’s currently the World’s Largest Ship. The vessel measures over 1300-feet-long and 193 feet-wide, and can carry a whopping 18,000 20-foot-long containers of goods. Stood on its end, the Triple-E is 25% taller and almost as wide as New York’s Chrysler building.
So, when your wife puts on this inflatable boat dress, how are you going to answer when she asks if it accentuates her rear end? No, it doesn’t make your aft look big at all – your fore and aft are the same size.
This concept trimaran will most probably able to smoke every boat in your local bay, assuming it ever gets made. It should be able to go fast since its designed to minimize the amount of boat surface touching the water as it picks up speed.
I’ve probably watched too many James Bond movies, but a personal submarine sounds pretty cool, no matter what. While this started out as a concept a couple of years ago, it’s actually available for purchase now.