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Launch version of Jet Capsule could be yours – for $150,000

Launch version of Jet Capsule ...
The Jet Capsule was conceived as a personal watercraft or a water taxi
The Jet Capsule was conceived as a personal watercraft or a water taxi
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The Jet Capsule was conceived as a personal watercraft or a water taxi
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The Jet Capsule was conceived as a personal watercraft or a water taxi
The new version of the Jet Capsule includes a full carbon body and photochromic windows
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The new version of the Jet Capsule includes a full carbon body and photochromic windows
There's a rooftop sundeck for passengers to relax on
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There's a rooftop sundeck for passengers to relax on
The new Jet Capsule is 7.6 m (24.9 ft) long, 3.5 m (11.5 ft) wide and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) tall
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The new Jet Capsule is 7.6 m (24.9 ft) long, 3.5 m (11.5 ft) wide and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) tall
The Jet Capsule's maximum achievable speed is 38 kts (44 mph)
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The Jet Capsule's maximum achievable speed is 38 kts (44 mph)
Inside the Jet Capsule, there's space for 12 passengers and one pilot
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Inside the Jet Capsule, there's space for 12 passengers and one pilot
The Jet Capsule has seating and tables for its passengers
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The Jet Capsule has seating and tables for its passengers
The Jet Capsule can be set up in different ways, depending on what's required
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The Jet Capsule can be set up in different ways, depending on what's required
The Jet Capsule's driver controls provide views of rear and underwater cameras
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The Jet Capsule's driver controls provide views of rear and underwater cameras
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Lazzarini's Jet Capsule "mini yacht" protoype garnered plenty of attention when it was unveiled in 2013, as did the smaller, faster Reptile version earlier this year. Now, a new 2016 public launch version has been announced. It retains its pod-like look and offers a variety of features and options.

The Jet Capsule was conceived as a personal watercraft or a 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$150,000. Orders are expected to be fulfilled five months after being made.

The video below shows the 2016 Jet Capsule in action.

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Jet Capsule 2016 teaser

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3 comments
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really neat. It is definitely going on my wish list.
svengali49
If the production costs dramatically due to demand then these types of boats would be great for Sydney Harbour and river systems and the like and imagine getting from Parramatta to Sydney this way each day with your little phablet etc instead of taking a bus or car!!! Fast, fun and so less stressful... :)
RonBeacom
$150,000 US is an excessive amount of money for a tiny boat