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Hand-Finished Wooden Toy Boats Too Beautiful To Ever Get Wet

Knowing that millions of copies of a plastic toy can be easily churned out of a giant machine makes wooden toys feel even more special, luxurious, and worth taking care of. Italian boatmaker Riva recently commissioned MadeInDreams to turn some of its more popular models into wooden toy boats, and the results are so… » 5/19/15 2:09pm 5/19/15 2:09pm

It took almost 100,000 pieces to build this 10-foot Lego hospital ship

Michelangelo’s David might be the penultimate example of Renaissance sculpting, but Arjan Oude Kotte’s MS Jutlandia is the penultimate example of Lego shipbuilding. At ten-feet long and five-feet tall it was built using somewhere between 90,000 and 100,000 pieces of Lego, and at that size it’s the perfect scale for… » 4/28/15 1:51pm 4/28/15 1:51pm

This jet-powered boat is going impossibly fast

Yowza. I think if I hopped on this jet-powered boat in New Zealand my hair would fall out, my neck would get stretched out and my face would be permanently smushed in. It goes fast. Like a runaway roller coaster that's off its track fast. I mean, look how quickly it zips in and around the turns of the canyon. » 3/17/15 11:01pm 3/17/15 11:01pm

Fishing Is Even Lazier When You Use an RC Boat

Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That's working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favorite fishing spot? That's just making a lazy sport even lazier—which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll… » 3/09/15 2:46pm 3/09/15 2:46pm

A New Obscene Superyacht Is Getting Its Own Private IMAX Theater

How's this for obscene. Yacht-maker Ken Freivokh Design is in the process of engineering a brand new 500-foot superyacht for a client that will boast the world's first floating private IMAX theater below deck. And when it's not being used to show movies, the Nemo Room, as it's being called, will display live… » 11/07/14 11:20am 11/07/14 11:20am

Tipping Rescue Raft Makes It Easier To Pull People From the Water

Water rescues can be particularly tricky because you're on the exact opposite of stable ground while you're trying to pull someone to safety. But getting enough leverage to pull a heavy body out of the water looks a little easier with this clever inflatable raft that can be tipped backwards for easier access to the… » 10/17/14 10:22am 10/17/14 10:22am

Underwater Obstacles Won't Stop This Aluminum-Armored Jet Ski

If you're looking for a real sense of speed on the water, a personal watercraft—or jet ski as they're more commonly known—is definitely the way to go. However, their lightweight fiberglass hulls that let them zip across the water aren't exactly designed to survive run-ins with rocks or other underwater debris. But the » 9/18/14 9:44am 9/18/14 9:44am

Pictures of the World's Biggest Cargo Ship Make You Feel Tiny

The Maersk Triple-E is the largest cargo ship in the world. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper got the chance to visit Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, the South Korean port where nine of these behemoths are currently being build. These are his amazing photos, originally published on Wired. » 9/16/14 4:45pm 9/16/14 4:45pm

A Sit-Down Stand-Up Paddleboard For Taking It Easy On the Water

Stand-Up Paddleboarding has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, but it's an activity limited to those with a good sense of balance, and a strong set of legs. For the rest of us—and the lazy—there's now the CruiserBoard which upgrades your standard paddleboard with a comfy place to sit and lean. » 9/04/14 11:14am 9/04/14 11:14am

Everybody survived this crazy crash that flipped a speedboat in the air

Thankfully, the two drivers of this speedboat are still alive after the crash. And the crash was crazy. The speedboat launched itself into the air like a rocket, flipped end over end and then spun again one more time for good measure before it slammed into the water bow first. Just nuts. » 8/25/14 7:46pm 8/25/14 7:46pm

What is the massive green oceanic glow that surrounds Bangkok at night?

This stunning picture of the city of Bangkok, Thailand at nighttime was taken from the ISS by astronaut Reid Wiseman. Well, the concentrated bright white light was the city at least. The emerald green surrounding it? The astronaut had no idea. Was it nuclear waste? Glow in the dark algae? Alien sea monsters? » 8/21/14 12:15am 8/21/14 12:15am