If you have the opportunity to travel to Dubai, you can find to rent one of these sports cars/speedboats to roam the water.
Dubai is famous for its world-class luxury lifestyle. From crazy skyscrapers to luxury toys for the rich, this Middle Eastern city has it all, including speedboats designed to resemble a sports car. .
Recently, two characters Sergi and Nicki from the famous “Supercar Blondie” team had the opportunity to experience these exciting millionaire toys. In particular, these machines are designed to look like a sports car, but in reality they are speedboats running like water motorbikes.
The two chose a speedboat similar to Corvette to have fun on the water. As can be imagined, these car-like boats have no functional doors or wheels. But when you step inside, you’ll find the cabin has some pretty cool features.
The steering wheel, accelerator, and gear selector are just a few of the things that make driving a machine almost like a real car. However, just like a regular water motorbike, it does not have any brakes. So what you have to do is take your foot off the gas pedal to slow down.
On the center console, it has several buttons that allow you to control the lighting. This “car” also has a windshield wiper that is very useful when traveling at a maximum speed of about 100 km / h. Boat passengers also have Bluetooth connectivity for music playback and GPS tracking in case they get lost in unknown waters.
The idea of this boat / water motorbike combination is not really new. These vehicles are based on the idea of Karim Amin, an engineer from Egypt who wanted to create a new water sports experience. He brought his design to Dubai, where he extended the concept to speedboats with looks similar to Corvettes and Ferraris. However, we’ll also see cars that look like Bentleys, Aston Martins, and Bugattis in the future.
You can buy one of these boats for around $40,000 (for the fully equipped version), or rent it for $700 per hour. It’s clearly a toy for the rich, but it sounds like a lot of fun to ride on water.