This “boat” is probably the coolest design of the list. It is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. With a literal cockpit, this thing can dive underwater, breach, and even do barrel rolls with you inside. It’s not good for much else, but what else could you need, really? Just watch the video if you haven’t already seen this thing:
Pretty much the exact opposite of the Dolphin, this personal watercraft gives you the feeling of flight as it raises you up out of the water. The long shaft puts the propeller and fins deep in the water and as the boat gains momentum it “floats” in the air. Another one-dimensional boat that looks like insane fun for anyone. Just wear a helmet.
We could have filled this list with a number of amphibious cars, but most of them are decent cars that make terrible boats…kinda like that futon you had in college. This car, however, turns into a boat you can race around the lake with pride. Can you say: chick magnet? James Bond: eat your heart out.
This is the strangest watercraft on the list by far. The design is minimal and the motion… awkward. Definitely a different twist on the human propelled watercraft, my only question is: What happens when you stop in the middle of the lake? A li’l help?
Who doesn’t want a fold-able boat? OK, I probably wouldn’t carry anything valuable in this thing, but the versatility of a boat that folds to 4″ is something anyone who doesn’t own a hitch & trailer could use. Also, this thing looks pretty indestructible… I bet none of the others can float while full of water.
Ok, I know what your thinking: these are pretty much only cool to your grandparents. They stopped making them in the 50′s for crying out loud!! But for totally different reasons than the Dolphin, these boats are awesome. They have a nostalgic-practical-romantic feeling that makes them a classic. They certainly don’t make them like this anymore, and IMHO, that’s something that should change.
This boat is an instant head turner. The over-sized wheels make the pedal boat look more like personal paddle-wheeler. A bit less than practical, this thing looks like it’s more fun than it probably is. Still, if you saw it pedaling down the lake, your reaction would be to say one thing: COOL!
Pedal boats are a dime a dozen. There’s a number of unique designs, but none so sleek and sexy as this one from Nauticraft. Watching the video, too, it looks as though the design is a huge advantage for speed and efficiency for these things. Especially considering .000001 knots is about as fast as most pedal boats go.
I want one. Plain and simple. There’s nothing really remarkable about the design that hasn’t been done before, but then again, there’s nothing quite like them. They look like a lot of fun, truly versatile, and just: COOL. This could be my next boat purchase…
Drift boats are pretty lame…unless you enjoy river fishing. (I do, but that’s not why this made the list) Watch the video below to find what looks like the most versatile boat design ever. Every boat manufacturer should take a hint here. Movable seats, compartments, shelfs, fishing chairs, and a number of other customizable amenities give this boat almost unlimited layout possibilities. If only it were more than just a drift boat…