I wish I could spend summer in the Mediterranean driving this beauty

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… » 7/23/14 12:21pm 7/23/14 12:21pm

US Army helicopter drops an entire boat full of Navy Seals in the sea

This Portable, Inflatable Furniture Is Inspired By a Rubber Dinghy

This furniture, dreamt up by German designer Philipp Beisheim, is inspired by inflatable rubber dinghies—which means you can take it anywhere. » 8/01/13 7:11am 8/01/13 7:11am

Leap Motion Hack Lets You Drive a Boat With a Wave of Your Hand

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. » 4/12/13 7:32am 4/12/13 7:32am

This Fish Sailed From Japan to Washington on an Unmanned Tsunami Boat

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. » 4/10/13 5:43am 4/10/13 5:43am

US Coasts Could Be Guarded by Unmanned Piranha Drone Boats

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. » 4/11/12 11:30am 4/11/12 11:30am

Coast Guard Intercepts Cocaine Submarine as It Sinks

Drug-smuggling, homemade submarines are nothing newwhat a world we live in. And it shouldn't be any surprised that a bunch of coke-addled amateur engineers aren't able to put together the most seaworthy vessel. But here's one sinking mid-capture. » 8/02/11 12:00pm 8/02/11 12:00pm

A Canoe That Can Fit Inside a Backpack

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. » 7/28/11 3:20pm 7/28/11 3:20pm

Take a Stunning Five Day Cruise in Just Five Minutes

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. » 7/12/11 4:40pm 7/12/11 4:40pm

Johan's Ark Prepares For Its Maiden Voyage

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. » 6/29/11 9:29pm 6/29/11 9:29pm

Japan's Beached Ships Cost $1M To Return To Sea

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. » 6/20/11 4:10am 6/20/11 4:10am

China Prepares Its First Aircraft Carrier

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. » 6/08/11 7:26pm 6/08/11 7:26pm

Gadhafi Now Using Exploding Boats and Mannequins

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. » 5/17/11 1:50am 5/17/11 1:50am

How Did This Boat Get On Top of a House? (Video)

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. » 5/11/11 3:50pm 5/11/11 3:50pm

Stick Your Feet into the Boat Shoe Boat

We're stepping up our coverage of shoe-shaped transport here at Gizmodo after yesterday's electric car shoe, with today's shoe boat from Sebago. I wonder how many (lace) knots this boat travels at? [Selectism] » 3/22/11 5:00pm 3/22/11 5:00pm

Forget the Concorde, I Want to Fly on Boeing's Lost Flying Boats of the…

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). » 2/15/11 9:20am 2/15/11 9:20am

Row, Row, Row Your Paper Boat, Gently Down the London Thames...

We might still be waiting for the first paper plane to carry a human from A to B, but a German-made paper boat has floated successfully down the London Thames, with the suitable name of "HMS Origami." » 11/08/10 5:20am 11/08/10 5:20am

Shell Wants to Build the Longest Vessel Ever to Skim the Water's Surface

Let's put that into perspective, shall we? The Titanic was 269.1m in length; famous cruiser QE2 was 293.5m and the Mayflower was around 33.5m. Shell's proposed 468m-long ship is more like an island—minus the peg-legged drunks (hopefully). » 9/23/10 1:40pm 9/23/10 1:40pm

The Sailboat Race that Outpaces the Wind

Re-adjust what you imagine when you think of a fast sailboat. Forget the floppy sails, majestic prows, and guys scurrying around in silly caps. Those would fly off on a C-class catamaran. Hell, the boats even fly. » 8/23/10 1:00pm 8/23/10 1:00pm

The Last Great Whaling Ship, Repaired Thanks to Lasers

Built in 1841, you'd expect that the last ever wooden whaling ship would need a bit of patching up by now. Luckily, state-of-the-art 3D laser systems are on hand, able to scan for weak structural points in need of fixing. » 8/17/10 7:00pm 8/17/10 7:00pm