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High-performance rigid-inflatable blends sunbathing and speed

High-performance rigid-inflata...
With a top speed of 90 knots, the Technohull Sea DNA 999 can cover the open ocean quickly 
With a top speed of 90 knots, the Technohull Sea DNA 999 can cover the open ocean quickly 
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Get the party started with the light-up speakers in the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
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Get the party started with the light-up speakers in the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
The captain's view from the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
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The captain's view from the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
The touchscreen in the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
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The touchscreen in the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
The screen in the Technohull 999 Sea DNA controls all the major functions, from  pumping the deck to checking the battery 
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The screen in the Technohull 999 Sea DNA controls all the major functions, from  pumping the deck to checking the battery 
Technohull wants the 999 Sea DNA to feel luxurious
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Technohull wants the 999 Sea DNA to feel luxurious
One of the many different configurations available on the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
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One of the many different configurations available on the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
In top spec, the Technohull 999 Sea DNA will hit 90 knots 
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In top spec, the Technohull 999 Sea DNA will hit 90 knots 
It might be a rigid-inflatable, but the Technohull 999 Sea DNA isn't some cheap and nasty rubber ducky
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It might be a rigid-inflatable, but the Technohull 999 Sea DNA isn't some cheap and nasty rubber ducky
A look at the control center on the Technohull Sea DNA 999
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A look at the control center on the Technohull Sea DNA 999
This configuration on the Technohull 999 Sea DNA has its stern laid out for comfortable seating 
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This configuration on the Technohull 999 Sea DNA has its stern laid out for comfortable seating 
The devil is in the detail on the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
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The devil is in the detail on the Technohull 999 Sea DNA 
Technohull will sell you a Sea DNA with a compact cabin and bathroom in the bow 
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Technohull will sell you a Sea DNA with a compact cabin and bathroom in the bow 
Technohull is keen to show how much fun can be had at the wheel of the Sea DNA 
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Technohull is keen to show how much fun can be had at the wheel of the Sea DNA 
A giant sunbathing area is optional on the Sea DNA 999
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A giant sunbathing area is optional on the Sea DNA 999
Just to be clear, those beds are for sunbathing, no other open-water funny business
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Just to be clear, those beds are for sunbathing, no other open-water funny business
We're assuming the sunbathers on the back of the Technohull Sea DNA were dropped off at the shore before these shots were taken 
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We're assuming the sunbathers on the back of the Technohull Sea DNA were dropped off at the shore before these shots were taken 
With a top speed of 90 knots, the Technohull Sea DNA 999 can cover the open ocean quickly 
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With a top speed of 90 knots, the Technohull Sea DNA 999 can cover the open ocean quickly 
The Technohull Sea DNA 999 is manufactured in Greece 
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The Technohull Sea DNA 999 is manufactured in Greece 
Technohull says its boat will take you from Athens to Mykonos in just two hours 
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Technohull says its boat will take you from Athens to Mykonos in just two hours 
The Technohull Sea DNA 999
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The Technohull Sea DNA 999
Not everyone can afford it, but the boating life looks good in the Technohull Sea DNA 999
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Not everyone can afford it, but the boating life looks good in the Technohull Sea DNA 999
Options abound on the Technohull Sea DNA 999 for the bow, stern and engines
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Options abound on the Technohull Sea DNA 999 for the bow, stern and engines
The Technohull Sea DNA 999 takes on the open water
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The Technohull Sea DNA 999 takes on the open water
Engine outputs ranging from 500 to 800 hp are on offer in the Technohull Sea DNA 999
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Engine outputs ranging from 500 to 800 hp are on offer in the Technohull Sea DNA 999
The Technohull Sea DNA 999 is powered by twin outboard rear motors 
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The Technohull Sea DNA 999 is powered by twin outboard rear motors 
Yet another potential configuration for the nose of the Technohull Sea DNA 999
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Yet another potential configuration for the nose of the Technohull Sea DNA 999
High quality finishes abound in the Technohull Sea DNA 999
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High quality finishes abound in the Technohull Sea DNA 999
The display on the Technohull Sea DNA 999 is designed to be easy to read
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The display on the Technohull Sea DNA 999 is designed to be easy to read
Getting the nose up on the Technohull Sea DNA 999
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Getting the nose up on the Technohull Sea DNA 999

Compared to some of the gargantuan yachts we write about here at New Atlas, the rigid-inflatable hull boat (RIB) you see here looks a bit underdone. But what it lacks in sheer size and flashiness, it makes up for with versatility and performance. With three unique configurations and a top speed of 90 knots, the Technohull Sea DNA 999 promises plenty of fun on the open water.

Measuring up at 10.3 m (34 ft) long with a beam of 2.8 m (9 ft), the team at Technohull has designed the boat to be versatile, with three different bow configurations on offer. The Open layout sees the front section of the boat uncovered leaving room for a seating area and plenty of hidden storage, while the Delta turns the bow area into a sunbathing deck. If you're more a shy, retiring type, the Cabin setup is likely to win your favor with its twin-bed and bathroom.

This configuration on the Technohull 999 Sea DNA has its stern laid out for comfortable seating 
This configuration on the Technohull 999 Sea DNA has its stern laid out for comfortable seating 

When it comes time to stop sunbathing, there are a range of motors on offer. The base model makes do with 500 hp (373 kW) and a top speed of 68 knots (126 km/h or 78 mph) but, if you're anything like us, the 800 hp (597 kW) range topper will be more interesting. With a cruising speed of 70 knots (130 km/h or 81 mph) and a top speed of 90 knots (167 km/h or 104 mph), you'll be able to ferry a posse of party-goers from Athens to Mykonos in two hours.

The screen in the Technohull 999 Sea DNA controls all the major functions, from  pumping the deck to checking the battery 
The screen in the Technohull 999 Sea DNA controls all the major functions, from  pumping the deck to checking the battery 

The hull is infusion built, and the boatbuilders in Athens have used a mix of epoxy resin and multi-directional fibers to create a solid base. Like the rest of the boats in the Technohull range, the Sea DNA 999 is a rigid-inflatable, which means it also has an air-filled collar running around the hull.

The captain and their passenger sit on wraparound shock-absorbing seats, faced with a "Smart Central Console Touchscreen." Along with three conventional gauges, most of the major controls in the boat are handled by the giant touchscreen on the right of the console. That means everything from draining the decks to checking the battery voltage uses the same simple interface.

Pricing for the Sea DNA 999 hasn't been announced, but it will vary depending on which engines, bow and stern layout you end up running with. It might not be cheap – in fact, we can almost guarantee it won't be cheap – but given this is pitched as a tender for medium-sized yachts, we doubt the sticker price is going to worry many potential buyers.

Source: Technohull

2 comments
SiemenMoens
you should check out this Bernico Rx10 aswell: http://bernico.be/nl/models/?model=15 looks better imho
ljaques
That looks like a really fun boat! Regarding the Bernico, if they get $1,200 per seat. I can't imagine what the whole boat goes for. I'm kinda glad I can't afford either one.