We all know the frustration of tearing open a huge, tantalizing bag of chips or nachos or Funyons or whatever and realizing the bag's 2/3rds air. Two South Korean college students just proved how empty our snack vessels are, by paddling a raft made of unopened potato chip bags across a river.
Foldable boats were invented to be convenient — a boat when you want one, a strangely-shaped lump in your garage when you don't. But the convenience is lost when you have to spend the best part of a perfect fishing day trying to assemble the dumb thing. Enter the aptly named Quickboat, which goes from scattered to…
Maybe you want to get into boat ownership, but can't be bothered to keep a full-sized one around. Maybe a jet ski isn't your style. Maybe you just like minature things. In any of those cases, you might like the Marinekart.
No, it's not science fiction. it's three Englishmen floating across an Italian lake in a bouncey castle, one of whom dons a felt shark costume, while interrupting an international regatta. It's a bloody dream come true. Love it. [Geekosystem]
Yar! Where be my pliers and braided cable cutters? Avast! There they be, bobbin' in the surf, next to me floatin' massage chair!
City dwellers who can't shake their love for the Great Outdoors will find excitement in the "Urban Skiff." It's a portable boat that goes from duffle bag to sad, wilted-looking dinghy in just eight
impossible easy steps. Now all you need is a space in your cramped apartment to store a boat-sized bag, means to…
If you've been avoiding kayaking all your life because the strenuous paddling seemed like too much work, Surfango is your dream come true. Tired of paddling away for a few measly miles per hour, Surfango strapped a four-stroke engine on the back of a kayak and the PowerKayak was born. It may only fit one person, but…
Nordic skiers will love this 26-foot boat powered by the same motions used in cross-country skiing. The craft's hull is sharply shaped, similar to a rowing skull, letting it efficiently cut through the water. Its designers say it can zip along at 6.5 knots (that's 7.5 mph for you landlubbers).