EGO, The Coolest Submarine/Boat You Will Ever See!

Published by Hammer
February 28, 2011 at 15:18

I have seen some cool things in the past, as I am sure most people have, but this is just one of those ideas that begs the question ... Why didn't I think of that?

The idea is actually quite ingenious. Those pontoon like things the two people are standing on are exactly that, pontoons. This is like a half boat, half submarine unit. The pontoons stay afloat on the water, while the driver is below the water in that glass enclosed structure. Talk about an amazing view.

This semi-submarine was debuted at the Miami International Boat Show, and word is that is stole the show. Its not hard to imagine, judging by the pictures. There is no word yet on its resale plans, but I get the idea that this will be a hot item with those that can afford it. 

Of course, then there's the question of intelligence ... If this item isn't smart enough to avoid underwater obstacles, its shelf life will not be too high considering the spoiled rich kids that will likely be first to play.

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Comment by
Forcemaster2000
February 28, 2011 at 20:40

Not so new as you think. Actually, twenty-some years ago, Popular Mechanics magazine had a diy article for building something very similar to this for only a couple thousand dollars.

Comment by
February 28, 2011 at 21:14

Forcemaster, do you have a link? I did a quick search but came up empty. To be honest, not even sure how to search for it.

Comment by
Pedrolius
March 15, 2011 at 06:20

@hammer,  I think they key word that forcemaster2000 used was "twenty-some years ago". Does everything these days have to have a link, or be findable by the internet. There is such thing as hard copy.

Comment by
March 15, 2011 at 06:49

Hard Copy? ... whats that?

Comment by
March 15, 2011 at 18:10

Not sure about 20-year old DIY, but this one looks similar.

 

Pedrolius,

Forget 20 years...really "old" Popular Mechanics are available to read for free on Google Books.

 

Comment by
TX Aqua Guy
March 17, 2011 at 13:57

http://www.raonhaje.com/ is the website for the semi sub.

Comment by
anonymous
April 1, 2011 at 06:01

Great, but should have a steering configuration above water aswell for navigating harbours and other situations when seeing above water would be practical

Comment by
jeff
April 2, 2011 at 18:37

on the homebuilt version i saw you could surface the cockpit for an above water view; the pontoons were mounted on hindged arms. One designe flaw I see with this is how are you supposed to get it on a traylor?

Comment by
jeff
April 2, 2011 at 18:39

It is super cool though!

Comment by
jerkster
April 26, 2011 at 03:01

This shit is way weak. I've seen way better submearsables for like 25K. Awkward build too. The spaciousness of the cabin could be WAY more favored. What proplusion are you using?

Comment by
Rodney
May 7, 2011 at 15:37

How much?

 

Comment by
James
May 25, 2011 at 15:03

Wow I really want to have sex in that thing.

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