Eden Speedboat Puts the Wood Back in YachtingIt may sound counterintuitive, but the futuristic 38-ton, 72-foot speedboat design known as Eden calls for wood as a main building material. As you can tell from the pictures, the boat wouldn't be a full-on woody: Much of the hull itself would be crafted in carbon fiber, and sweeping one-piece glass windshield to complete the design scheme.

Eden Speedboat Puts the Wood Back in Yachting

Eden Speedboat Puts the Wood Back in Yachting

Eden Speedboat Puts the Wood Back in Yachting

The sleekness of design even accounts for the anchor, which is stored flush with the hull at the front ("fore" in sailor-speak), and two jet-skis, which have their own storage compartment at the rear (what sea captains call the "aft"). All of this hydrodynamic design is intended to let the sucker run at a brisk 40 knots for up to 360 miles, nudged ahead by two honking 1250-horsepower engines. Lest you think this is just a pipedream that will remain inside the head of German vehicle designer Daniel Hahn while billionaires queue up in the first-class welfare line, bear in mind that last we checked, superyacht sales were up. [Diseno-Art via Born Rich]