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60 Yacht and Boating Innovations

— October 12, 2008 — Autos
Luxury yachts are a must-have when you reach the level of the super wealthy. When the rich want to travel the seas, there are plenty of lavish floating homes to choose from. Wally, Porsche and Ferrari have designed opulent ships, some of which are even available to rent.

If you're looking for something a little more bizarre, there are flying boats, inflatable boats, and edible boats; solar-powered, wind-powered and people-powered boats. We've even seen a few real oddballs lately, one made out of a huge pumpkin and one in the shape of a giant guitar.

So if you're tired of the asphalt and want to hit the water, check out all these options.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
58
Aero Designed Boat for Speed
Aero Designed Boat for Speed
Bladerunner X8 Goes Like the Wind
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57
Steam Powered Rowboat
Steam Powered Rowboat
New Boat Concept Lets Steam Do The Work
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56
The Heavier the Better
The Heavier the Better
Standards for Large Yachts Now Include Weight
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55
Awareness Asea
Awareness Asea
5-Day Boat Trip For Environmental Awareness
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54
Eco-Friendly Sailing Wine
Eco-Friendly Sailing Wine
Languedoc Wine Carried by Sailboats
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53
Floating Sugar Boats
Floating Sugar Boats
Why Bother with Cubes?
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52
Edible Boat Races
Edible Boat Races
Chocolate Tart is Champion
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51
World's Largest Illuminated Boat Parade
World's Largest Illuminated Boat Parade
Winterfest 2007
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50
Ferrari F50 Boat
Ferrari F50 Boat
The Only Ferrari You Can Drive in Venice
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49
Eye Candy At Sea
Eye Candy At Sea
Hugo Boss Yacht
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48
Boat Fueled by Human Fat
Boat Fueled by Human Fat
Earthrace
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47
Yachts by Car Designer
Yachts by Car Designer
Fearless 68 From Porche Designs
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46
Toys of Chinese Millionaires
Toys of Chinese Millionaires
Affluent Asians Want Aircrafts and Yachts
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45
Turbine Powered Speedboats
Turbine Powered Speedboats
The Squirt2 Jetboat
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44
Inflatable Boat Fits in a Bag
Inflatable Boat Fits in a Bag
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43
Wave Powered Boat
Wave Powered Boat
Suntory Mermaid II To Cruise From Hawaii To Japan
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42
Flying Hangliders
Flying Hangliders
The Ramphos Flying Boat Lets You Sail The Skies
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41
Supercar Master's Designs Boat
Supercar Master's Designs Boat
Attivo Concept
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40
Anti-Seasickness Yacht
Anti-Seasickness Yacht
Anti Rolling Gyro
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39
Eco-Friendly "Flying Fish"
Eco-Friendly "Flying Fish"
Volitan Concept Boat
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38
Power Boats that Dive
Power Boats that Dive
Marion Hyper-Sub
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37
Dockitjet
Dockitjet
A Jet Boat and a Jetski
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36
Reverse Tricycle Geometry Luxury Yacht
Reverse Tricycle Geometry Luxury Yacht
Levi Ram Wing 100
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35
Mega-yachts
Mega-yachts
Designer Unveils Futuristic "Vision Line"
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34
Fast Track Amphibian
Fast Track Amphibian
When Tank Meets Boat
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33
Boats Powered by Human Fat (FOLLOW UP)
Boats Powered by Human Fat (FOLLOW UP)
Earthrace Sets Records
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32
eXplorius
eXplorius
the Hydrofoil Sailing Yacht
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31
Walking on Water
Walking on Water
TU FiN Fitness Boat
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30
Giant Flying Wing
Giant Flying Wing
Focus 21 Superyacht Flies on Wing in Ground Effect
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29
WAM-V
WAM-V
Modular Boat that Kicks Ass
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28
Fearless Yacht designed by Porsche
Fearless Yacht designed by Porsche
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27
Solar Pedal Boat
Solar Pedal Boat
Jonathan Mahieddine's Eco Design
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26
Rare Boeing 307 Stratoliner Transformed Into A Boat
Rare Boeing 307 Stratoliner Transformed Into A Boat
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25
The Fastest Diesel Boat In The World
The Fastest Diesel Boat In The World
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24
Instrument-Inspired Watercraft
Instrument-Inspired Watercraft
The Guitar Boat
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23
Amphibian 4x4s
Amphibian 4x4s
The Humdinga Truck Boat
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22
Insectified Watercrafts
Insectified Watercrafts
Front-Runner Reinvents the Classic Boat
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21
Eco Luxury Yachts
Eco Luxury Yachts
The Green Jet by Erik Sifrer
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20
Monster Sailboats
Monster Sailboats
PUMA's 'Il Monstro' for the Volvo Ocean Race
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19
The Wally Island
The Wally Island
When Super-Luxury Yachts Become Floating Islands
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18
Solar Power Yachts
Solar Power Yachts
The Volitan
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17
Floating Jack o' Lanterns
Floating Jack o' Lanterns
The Pumpkin Boat
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16
10 Asian Super Yachts
10 Asian Super Yachts
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15
Boat Flies On Wing-In-Ground Effect
Boat Flies On Wing-In-Ground Effect
Pacific Seaflights Wingship
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14
Portable Sail Boat
Portable Sail Boat
Urban Skiff
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13
Mini Recycled Yachts
Mini Recycled Yachts
3D Plywood Luxury Boat
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12
Transformer Watercraft
Transformer Watercraft
Yamaha Waveboat Turns From PWC to Boat in 60 Secs
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11
Kite-Powered Yacht
Kite-Powered Yacht
Kitano Luxury Water Craft
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10
Luxury Air Yacht
Luxury Air Yacht
Aeroscraft ML866
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9
Ultra Luxury Cruise Ships
Ultra Luxury Cruise Ships
Princess Mariana Luxury Yacht For $606,500 A Week
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8
Floating Worlds
Floating Worlds
The AZ Island Megaship (Flashback)
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7
Luxury Superyachts
Luxury Superyachts
The 118 Wallypower
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6
Home-Built Pontoon Boat
Home-Built Pontoon Boat
"Gaze-Boat"
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5
Amphibious Muscle Cars
Amphibious Muscle Cars
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Boat
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4
Very Slender Vessels
Very Slender Vessels
Skinny Military Boats Become Luxury Yachts
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3
Designer Super Yachts
Designer Super Yachts
Philippe Starck's "A" Destroyer
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2
Futuristic Boat Design
Futuristic Boat Design
The Raven Yacht
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1
Redneck Houseboats
Redneck Houseboats
DIY Lake House
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