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Considering that the earths population is set to grow from 7 to 9 billion in the next 2o years it is time to get creative about housing options. Add that with the fact that most of the earth’s surface is covered in water and that 75 percent of the world’s megacities are butted right up against the water. I’m not even going to get into global warming and sea level changes. You get the idea.  Time for a houseboat.

This isn’t your typical “houseboat”. The HydroHouse was designed by Zhivov and Baikal Yacht Group and combines a houseboat, dock, and seaplane mooring. That alone is pretty amazing but it is also transportable by a normal semi-truck. When/if the world goes full crazy, untie the ropes and push-off.

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I think it is pretty fair to say that kids truly do have it pretty good these days. Geesh. I was just having a discussion with a few buddies and one of them was bragging because he grew up with a Green Machine while all of his friends could only afford Big Wheels. How times have changed. I was just getting used to kids driving around in their tiny electric cars. This electric powerboat for children certainly ups the game. The JimBoat was conceived by boatbuilder Denis Jimenez when he noticed his five-year old grandson was interested...

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The Subwing ($249) is an actual product you can buy today. It is made to be towed behind a watercraft at a slow speed of about 3-knots. The idea is to recreate the feeling of flying while underwater. More pictures and video after the break. (more…)

The jetANGLER by Aquanami is a jet propelled one or two person fishing kayak. The Jet Angler is powered by a 17.5-horsepower, 4-stroke gas engine. Top speed is close to 30mph and range is 40-miles with the standard fuel tank. If you are a fisherman or waterfowl hunter this gas powered kayak is just what you have been wishing for. It will get you into places that boats can’t get to. It will also take you into locations that you don’t want to walk to. It’s small enough to conceal your whereabouts, and big enough to be considered rugged,...

Robotic vacuum cleaners have been around for quite some time. There are ones for the house and pool, and now… one for your large boat or yacht. The KeelCrab is the first R.O.V for the autonomous cleaning of your boats hull and keel. A clean hull is a big deal. It can reduce drag and therefore fuel consumption by up to 20%. Less fuel usage equals less pollution and better performance. Not to mention if you keep your hull clean you should have to less haul-outs and use less of the nasty paints. Video of the KeelCrab in action after...

The Flynano Fun Flyer is what happens when you mix a jetski with a light aircraft. It is light, nimble, fast, and can fly. It is 100% electric, made of carbon fiber, weighs less than 155-pounds, requires no license, and is built in Finland. Check it out here. ...

Good luck focusing on paddling in this amazing transparent kayak. The Driftsun Transparent Kayak is made of UV resistant polycarbonate sheeting for excellent underwater viewing. The Driftsun Crystal Clear Kayak ($1,599) is 11-feet long and built for two (425-lb weight capacity). Looks like a fun way to snorkel without getting wet.    ...

Paul Larsen holds the record for the world’s fastest sailing boat at 78mph. The sail boat used was called the VESTAS Sailrocket 2 and it looks like no other sailboat. Video of the VSR2 hauling butt in rough seas after the break. ...

If you have some 3S or 4S Lipo batteries laying around you might want to check out the Volantex Vector 80 Remote Control Boat ($199). It comes with everything you need, sans batteries, and is fast, very fast. For the money this is a lot of boat. The boat is shipped “ready to run” and is powered by a water cooled 1800KV brushless motor. Even the ESC is water cooled. The Recent Vector 80 RC Boat is 81cm long and 21cm wide.    ...

This picture isn’t photoshopped. This stand up paddle board is massive. The Bestway Hydro Force 17′ Inflatable SUP ($999) is over 17-feet long and designed to hold 6-8 people. Talk about a good time! The Bestway Hydro Force Jumbo SUP is perfect for doing yoga, taking the family out, or playing king of the hill. It is so big that it comes with two hand pumps. You also get 4 paddles and a storage backpack. The SUP has an extra tough strake which protects it against impact and friction from one end to another. The drop stitch...