Italian designer Pietro Russomanno's Raceline is the 26-foot-long daughter of a classic Riva boat— one of my favorite vehicle designs—and a classic sports car. If I had to spend a summer in the Mediterranean riviera, this is the vehicle I'd like to have to move from coast town to coast town to eat seafood and drink…
This point of view video shows what it is like to climb to the top of the main mast of the Charles W. Morgan—the world's oldest surviving merchant vessel, built in the 19th century. When I watched this a cascade of images from old pirate movies came into my mind.
This furniture, dreamt up by German designer Philipp Beisheim, is inspired by inflatable rubber dinghies—which means you can take it anywhere.
Sydney's Homebush Bay is home to many a broken and forgotten ship, but at least one of those derelict boats still houses a bit of life. The SS Ayrfield, long decommissioned, has a mangrove forest growing from its corpse.
The Leap Motion hacks just keep coming. The motion-controlled gadget still hasn't hit our shelves, but eager engineers are already hooking their developer kits up to all the electronics they own.
On an epic two-year journey across the Pacific, a bait box in a Japanese boat turned into an aquarium when five striped beakfish made it their home.
UAV's are old hat nowadays—they've been overhead for nearly a decade. The next frontier in unmanned vehicles isn't in the air. It's on the waves. The Piranha Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) could revolutionize ocean-based military operations drones have done for the skies.
Humans likely first took to the seas about 50,000 years ago. But there's mounting evidence that our Neanderthal cousins were routinely sailing throughout the Mediterranean twice as long ago. Alternatively, they were just really good at long distance swimming.
Ori Levin designed a full sized canoe that's completely collapsable and can be stored in a bag that's only 5 x 9 x 28 inches big. Basically, you can have a boat in your backpack.
It takes the Norwegian Coastal Express 134 hours to get from Bergen to Kirkenes, a journey that's filled with lush islands, plush sunrises, and hushed twilights. With this remarkable time-lapse video, it'll take you five minutes.
Dutchman Johan Huibers decided to build an ark. Not a Lego or popsicle stick model, but a real-life replica of Noah's Ark built to scale. He began his work in 2008 and recently finished this $1 million project.
How do you return a 400-tonne ship to Japan's waters, after it washed ashore in March's brutal tsunami? Using giant cranes that hoist it 30ft above the ground, lowering it onto a massive 192-tyre trolley normally reserved for trains.
China is strutting its stuff and showing off the latest addition to it military — an old Soviet-era aircraft carrier. The Admiral Kuznetsov-class Varyag is one of two ships that were built in the early 80s.
Moammar Gadhafi is now filling boats with one ton of explosives and sending them out to sea with a crew manned by dummies. In Gadhafi's latest military strategy, these pilotless boats drift until they find a NATO target to destroy.
This sightseeing boat, Hama Yuri, was pulled 1300 feet from the coast and somehow balanced itself on a two story house during the tsunami in Japan. Two months later, they finally pulled the boat off and have begun to dismantle it.
12 of these hulking metal flying boats flew the skies between 1939 and 1946, before Boeing scrapped them—or sank them. A nice collection of vintage images have been discovered showing the height of luxury they offered passengers (who had to cough up $760 for a one-way ticket between San Francisco and Hong Kong).
In a future where we cruise back and forth between our underwater cities in lovingly hand-crafted vessels, we can look forward to Andrew George Brown's "Fanciful Submarines," whimsical boats that fin through the waters and creep across the ocean floor.