Transparent canoe

by Paz

Transparent canoe.

I live about 200 metres from the Mediterranean Sea and I really want one of these. But this is a must-have for anyone else who lives close to water. If I didn’t live as close to the sea as I do, I’d buy one anyway and get in the car every Sunday.

It’s a transparent canoe (or kayak?), I must confess I don’t know the difference between a kayak and a canoe but as long as this thing floats; I don’t care!

The transparent hull is made from a polycarbonate material similar to that used in an F-15 fighter jet. The framework is made from lightweight aluminium and there are two buoyancy bags their in case you get into trouble, although the vessel isn’t recommended for rough seas. At just over 11 feet long and 33 inches wide it has a weight capacity of 425 ponds, which means it can effectively take two people and their video cameras, fishing tackle, and perhaps even one of those cool fish finding gadgets we featured recently!

Imagine the fun looking down at the aquatic wildlife though. The only snag is that fighter jet technology doesn’t come cheap and this thing will set you back a cool $1500!

The transparent canoe (or kayak?). Found via Random Cool Stuff

3 reviews or comments

Smoky Says: June 3, 2006 at 5:24 pm

Canoe -> your picture, open top boat
Kayak -> Closed top boat, slip your legs into ;)

Paz Says: June 4, 2006 at 3:00 am

LOL… thanks Smoky!

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