Jesse, from Free Willy, wishes he had access to this back in 1993 when he saved his beloved orca killer whale. The Killer Whale “Submarine” is a two-person watercraft designed after the Orcinus Orca and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 50mph over the water’s surface and can reach speeds of 25mph while submerged.
The watercraft is capable of submerging underwater about five feet deep as the integrated snorkel in the dorsal fins needs access to air. The watercraft features watertight half-inch thick acrylic canopy which has push and pull twin control levers which articulate the whale’s pectoral fins to execute rolls and stealthy dives just like the real whale.
Realistic moves such as porpoising and skyhopping can be made thanks to the steering which is provided by dual foot pedals that control the vectored thrust of the watercraft’s supercharged 225 horsepower axial flow engine. The cockpit of the craft includes a tachometer, speedometer, engine and air pressure gauges, and an LCD that displays live video feed via a camera built into the dorsal fins.
With that much horsepower and the ability to execute those fancy moves, the passengers are kept safe with the four-point racing harness. The craft is about 17 feet in length and three and a half feet in width. The weight of the watercraft is 1,450 lbs. It seems like a pretty bad ass toy to play with but you might be put off by the $100,000 price tag.
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