Following the success of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule mini yacht, a lighter and faster version called the Reptile has been launched. It's 500 kg (1,102 lb) lighter than its predecessor and is equipped with a 570 hp Ilmor MV8 high performance marine engine that powers the compact vessel to maximum speeds of 50 knots – that's over 90 km/h (57.5 mph).
The Reptile is a compact water-craft that features a carbon fiber shell and reinforced hull, measuring 7.5 m (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 m (11.5 ft) wide. The hull has been slightly modified from the original Jet Capsule version to provide further stability for high-speed maneuvering and the passenger seats come equipped with an anti-shock suspension system.
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The vessel features a protected deck with seating area, captain's cockpit, rear diving platform and toilet. The interior is fully customizable and can accommodate for eight to 12 passengers plus the captain.
The Reptile is hand-crafted and fully assembled in Italy and comes with international warranty. It has been CE tested and approved as a B class boat and can handle waves of up to 1.5 meters (4.9 ft).
Unfortunately it doesn't come cheap. The starting retail price for the Reptile is a massive €250,000 (about US$282,000) and buyers can expect delivery within 9 months.
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