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Italian design firm launches its first "mini yacht"

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Italian design studio Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
Italian design studio Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
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Jet Capsule is a compact water craft measuring 7.5 meters (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 meters (11.5ft) wide
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Jet Capsule is a compact water craft measuring 7.5 meters (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 meters (11.5ft) wide
Who said luxury can't come in small sizes!
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Who said luxury can't come in small sizes!
Jet Captule features a protected deck, automatic closing doors, rear diving platform, convertible bedroom and toilet
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Jet Captule features a protected deck, automatic closing doors, rear diving platform, convertible bedroom and toilet
Jet Capsule minimal interior
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Jet Capsule minimal interior
Making of the Jet Capsule
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Making of the Jet Capsule
Jet Capsule arrives is Monaco
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Jet Capsule arrives is Monaco
The futuristic looking vessel can be customized to suit a myriad of purposes, such as water taxi or emergency service
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The futuristic looking vessel can be customized to suit a myriad of purposes, such as water taxi or emergency service
Jet Capsule out of the water
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Jet Capsule out of the water
Jet Capsule by Lazzarini Designs
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Jet Capsule by Lazzarini Designs
The captains's chair on board of the Jet Capsule
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The captains's chair on board of the Jet Capsule
An interior view of the captain's chair
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An interior view of the captain's chair
Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
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Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
Jet Capsule docked by night
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Jet Capsule docked by night
Jet Capsule cockpit is similar to an aircraft
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Jet Capsule cockpit is similar to an aircraft
Jet Capsule is ideal for divers or swimmers
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Jet Capsule is ideal for divers or swimmers
The interior deck caters for eight passengers
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The interior deck caters for eight passengers
Jet Capsule making it's mark in Monaco
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Jet Capsule making it's mark in Monaco
Jet Capsule is a compact water craft measuring 7.5 meters (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 meters (11.5ft) wide
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Jet Capsule is a compact water craft measuring 7.5 meters (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 meters (11.5ft) wide
Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
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Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
Jet Capsule is made with a fiberglass hull and features a hydro-jet system
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Jet Capsule is made with a fiberglass hull and features a hydro-jet system
Jet Capsule can come equipped with one or two (petrol or gas) engines, offering a range between 315 to 740 horse power
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Jet Capsule can come equipped with one or two (petrol or gas) engines, offering a range between 315 to 740 horse power
Recreational time with the Jet Capsule
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Recreational time with the Jet Capsule
Is that a UFO?
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Is that a UFO?
Jet Capsule cruises back to land at night
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Jet Capsule cruises back to land at night
Jat Capsule is the first mini yacht by Lazzarini Designs
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Jat Capsule is the first mini yacht by Lazzarini Designs
View from the interior
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View from the interior
On board the craft features a protected deck and seating area which accommodates eight passengers
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On board the craft features a protected deck and seating area which accommodates eight passengers
The craft features a rooftop sunbed
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The craft features a rooftop sunbed
Different Jet Capsule versions offer a range between 315 to 740 horse power
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Different Jet Capsule versions offer a range between 315 to 740 horse power
LED lights allow for night time cruising
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LED lights allow for night time cruising
Jet Capsule floats by night
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Jet Capsule floats by night
Jet Capsule floats by night
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Jet Capsule floats by night
At night time the Jet Capsule looks like a spacecraft hovering over the water
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At night time the Jet Capsule looks like a spacecraft hovering over the water
Jet Capsule features interior LED lighting
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Jet Capsule features interior LED lighting
Jet Capsule console
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Jet Capsule console
Taking over the controls
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Taking over the controls
Jet Capsule console
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Jet Capsule console
Jet Capsule features a hydro-jet system and can come equipped with one or two engines, offering a range between 315 to 740 horse power
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Jet Capsule features a hydro-jet system and can come equipped with one or two engines, offering a range between 315 to 740 horse power
Jet Capsule floats by night
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Jet Capsule floats by night
Jet Capsule is not just a boat it's a "mini yacht"
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Jet Capsule is not just a boat it's a "mini yacht"
Jet Capsule passengers enjoying the Mediterranean sea
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Jet Capsule passengers enjoying the Mediterranean sea
The craft features a protected deck and seating area which accommodates eight passengers and a rooftop sunbed
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The craft features a protected deck and seating area which accommodates eight passengers and a rooftop sunbed
The small craft offers fuel savings and agility
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The small craft offers fuel savings and agility
Jet Capsule zips through the Mediterranean sea
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Jet Capsule zips through the Mediterranean sea
Jet Capsule By Lazzarini Designs
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Jet Capsule By Lazzarini Designs
Jet Capsule features a powerboat hull constructed from fiberglass
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Jet Capsule features a powerboat hull constructed from fiberglass
The mini yacht glides accross the sea
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The mini yacht glides accross the sea
Futurstic Jet Capsule ziping home
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Futurstic Jet Capsule ziping home
The craft features a rear diving platform
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The craft features a rear diving platform
Italian design studio Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
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Italian design studio Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
Watching the sunset on board the Jet Capsule
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Watching the sunset on board the Jet Capsule
Jet Captule features a protected deck, automatic closing doors, rear diving platform, convertible bedroom and toilet
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Jet Captule features a protected deck, automatic closing doors, rear diving platform, convertible bedroom and toilet
Jet Capsule floating in the Mediterranean sea
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Jet Capsule floating in the Mediterranean sea
The egg shaped boat only measures 7.5 meters (24.6 ft) long
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The egg shaped boat only measures 7.5 meters (24.6 ft) long
Looking up, from beneath the Jet Capsule
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Looking up, from beneath the Jet Capsule
Some out of the office time on board the Jet Capsule
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Some out of the office time on board the Jet Capsule
Lazzarini is also currently developing a U.F.O. prototype which stands for Unidentified Floating Object
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Lazzarini is also currently developing a U.F.O. prototype which stands for Unidentified Floating Object
The vessel is actually a futuristic sustainable house boat
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The vessel is actually a futuristic sustainable house boat
Jet Capsule sits along side th UFO house boat
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Jet Capsule sits along side th UFO house boat
UFO features multi levels, spacious living zones and a submerged glass encased lower bedroom.
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UFO features multi levels, spacious living zones and a submerged glass encased lower bedroom.
UFO designs by Lazzarini
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UFO designs by Lazzarini
The under-water lever on board of the UFO
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The under-water lever on board of the UFO
"It's a floating solar powered house with a 12 horse power electric engine that is able to move the floating structure for short distances," explains Rasini
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"It's a floating solar powered house with a 12 horse power electric engine that is able to move the floating structure for short distances," explains Rasini
UFO designs by Lazzarini
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UFO designs by Lazzarini
The Jet Capsule gets transformed into a camouflaged and armored military vessel
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The Jet Capsule gets transformed into a camouflaged and armored military vessel

Italian design studio Lazzarini recently presented its first "mini yacht" during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. The Jet Capsule is a compact water craft measuring 7.5 m (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 m (11.5ft) wide. The futuristic looking vessel can be customized to suit a myriad of purposes, including a water taxi, emergency water vehicle, patrol boat, scuba diving vessel or recreational cruiser.

The watercraft is made with a fiberglass hull and features a hydro-jet system and can come equipped with one or two (petrol or diesel) engines, offering from 315 to 740 hp. On board, the craft features a protected deck and seating area which accommodates eight passengers, automatic closing doors, rooftop sunbed, rear diving platform, convertible bedroom, toilet and can be customized to include a kitchen.

At night time, the Jet Capsule's interior and exterior lights are designed to give the impression that the vessel is an out of this world spacecraft, hovering over the water.

At night time the Jet Capsule looks like a spacecraft hovering over the water
At night time the Jet Capsule looks like a spacecraft hovering over the water

The Lazzarini studio has also presented several conceptual ideas based around the Jet Capsule, transforming it into a camouflaged and armored military vessel, a water ambulance service, and even a party boat complete with two big subwoofers, a DJ console and fully adapted for wakeboarding and water skiing use.

The Jet Capsule gets transformed into a camouflaged and armored military vessel
The Jet Capsule gets transformed into a camouflaged and armored military vessel

"Clients may select among several different versions of the Jet Capsule, including a floating boutique or a floating kitchen to offer catering to yachts… actually it has no limits," Fausto Rasini from Jet Capsule Srl tells Gizmag.

Lazzarini is also currently developing a U.F.O. prototype which in this case stands for Unidentified Floating Object. The vessel is actually a futuristic sustainable house boat with multiple levels, spacious living zones and a submerged glass encased lower bedroom. "It's a floating solar powered house with a 12 hp electric engine that is able to move the floating structure for short distances," explains Rasini.

The U.F.O prototype is set to be completed by 2015 and prices for the Jet Capsule are yet to be released.

Source: Lazzarini Design via Designboom

13 comments
Arahant
315-740 hp seems abit overkill for this small of craft dont you think? I'v seen similar sized boats where the large option engine is 75HP and that makes it go plenty fast..... this amount is enough for a very fast speed boat... im almost feeling like it could be a typo.
Milton
Very awesome! Love the concept. But why included a military propaganda rendering? (in hopes of war-profiteering?)... A luxury war-vehicle. oh yeah. "kill in comfort".
nutcase
This is not a yacht. Yachts have masts and sails
Dave B13
I love it. Boats of similar configuration are known as trailerable houseboats in the USA. Usualy intended for inland waterways.
Mel Tisdale
Anything above force 4 on the Beaufort scale and I think you would have to keep it headed into wind if you wanted to keep the lower bedroom from becoming a penthouse.
Bob
Interesting design but such an impractical use of space. Years ago I had a 2450 Bayliner flybridge on a trailer. Same length as this boat but only eight feet wide. It was laid out so well that we used it as a travel trailer crossing the U.S. When we got to the Great Lakes, a river or the ocean, we would put it in the water and stay at the marinas at night while we went out fishing or diving during the day. We had plenty of room for four adults with all the comforts of home. Surprisingly, it was much cheaper to rent a slip for the week than to stay at an RV park. The boat in this article looks like it would handle a larger group of people short term but would not be trailerable. A little more sunbathing space would have been nice as well. Water taxi, yes, recreational cruiser, no.
Frank Fain
@nutcase masts and sails are usually found on sailboats and catamarans and other wind class vessels. Many motor powered yachts have neither...
martinkopplow
I'm with Nutcase in that yachts definitely must have masts and sails, and may I add that yachts must also have a closed cabin of some sort and 'closed' would include rear doors, which this one does not have. So this one could maybe be a motor boat. A pretty nice one, in fact.
Dekarate
The lighting does not conform to US standards either. The white "headlights" can not be below the side/running lights (red/green). Also, the side lights should only be veiwable to 112.5 degrees, and in the photos it looks that at 145 they are still viewable. An interesting concept. However, getting boarded by the Coast Guard at regular intervals and failing inspections is not in the best interest of the 'mini luxury' owner. Looks like an egg on the water, almost reminiscent of a AMD Pacer or Isetta. They were great sellers - not And as noted - at that size and weight you would want it to be trailerable. 11 width is going to require permits thru every state
BigGoofyGuy
I think this is way cool. I think it has a futuristic design. It does have an option of a rear door and one can customize it. I don't believe a yacht would have to have a mast to be a yacht but it does have to be a certain size. They even have a smaller sized one that is similar in shape.