Marine

Jet Capsule's Reptile flies on the sea at 50 knots

Jet Capsule's Reptile flies on...
The new Reptile is a lighter and faster version of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule
The new Reptile is a lighter and faster version of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule
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The new Reptile is a lighter and faster version of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule
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The new Reptile is a lighter and faster version of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule
The Reptile features a Ilmor MV8 high performance marine engine
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The Reptile features a Ilmor MV8 high performance marine engine
The new Reptile is a lighter and faster version of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule
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The new Reptile is a lighter and faster version of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule
The Reptile features a futuristic cockpit
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The Reptile features a futuristic cockpit
The Reptile has been CE tested and approved as a B class boat
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The Reptile has been CE tested and approved as a B class boat
The vessel features a protected deck with seating area, captain's cockpit, rear diving platform and toilet
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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
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The interior is fully customizable and can accommodate for eight to 12 passengers plus the captain
The Reptile is 500 kg (1,102 lb) lighter than its predecessor
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The Reptile is 500 kg (1,102 lb) lighter than its predecessor
The new Reptile is equipped with a 570 hp Ilmor MV8 high performance marine engine
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The new Reptile is equipped with a 570 hp Ilmor MV8 high performance marine engine
The hull has been slightly modified from the original Jet Capsule version to provide further stability for high-speed maneuvering
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The hull has been slightly modified from the original Jet Capsule version to provide further stability for high-speed maneuvering
The Reptile is a compact water-craft that features a fiberglass hull, measuring 7.5 m (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 m (11.5 ft) wide
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The Reptile is a compact water-craft that features a fiberglass hull, measuring 7.5 m (24.6 ft) long and 3.5 m (11.5 ft) wide
The passenger seats come equipped with an anti-shock suspension system
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The passenger seats come equipped with an anti-shock suspension system
The Reptile gets a green coat of paint
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The Reptile gets a green coat of paint
Jet Taxi flies across the sea in Naples
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Jet Taxi flies across the sea in Naples
The new Reptile is a lighter and faster version of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule
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The new Reptile is a lighter and faster version of the Lazzarini-designed Jet Capsule
Jet Taxi gets lowered into the water
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Jet Taxi gets lowered into the water
Jet Capsule recently presented its first Jet Taxi
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Jet Capsule recently presented its first Jet Taxi
Each Jet Capsule is hand-crafted and fully assembled in Italy
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Each Jet Capsule is hand-crafted and fully assembled in Italy
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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.

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 new Reptile is equipped with a 570 hp Ilmor MV8 high performance marine engine
The new Reptile is equipped with a 570 hp Ilmor MV8 high performance marine engine

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.

Source: Jet Capsule

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4 comments
Milton
funny, when I first saw this thing, (and the one before it) I thought it was about 4X smaller than it is. Looks like a fun little single / double seater that you would zip around on. Turns out its massive.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really cool. I like the scheme.
The Skud
Me too Milton - At first glance looks more like a PWC with a cabin! Still wonder about the need for that much speed on the water though, why is that necessary? All you are doing is sitting in a f'glass cabin seeing a blue/green blur, boating is more about enjoyment than that, let alone that cost.
Germano Pecoraro Designer
I wonder how they solved the following problems: 1 - transverse stability, because the center of gravity is too high, 2 - the aerodynamic resistance over 25-30 knots becomes significant 3 - how gets to experience the sea in a box? My own feeling is that you have applied the automotive logic design too far and shortly/not nautical. As I regret the Italian nautical 1970s