Is This Jet-Powered Orca the Most Fun You Can Have With Pants On?

And also, WTF is it?

By Alex Lauer

 
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30 November 2017

Because the interwebs are crammed full of crazy things, and sometimes the purpose of those things is not immediately discernible, we present WTF Is It?

WTF is it?
What at first glance appears to be a supervillain getaway vehicle is actually the Seabreacher, a semi-submersible recreational watercraft for two.

What's it do?
Barrel rolls. Backflips. Fifty MPH on top of the water and 20 MPH submerged. This faux orca has numerous tricks up its flipper, combining your favorite parts of a speedboat, submarine and stunt plane thanks to its aerodynamic design and 260-HP supercharged engine.

Who makes it?
A company called Innespace Productions, sister of Jetavation, Inc. — the outfit behind the jet-ski powered Jetovator.

Seabreacher (3 images)

Is it in any way useful?
Thanks to Predator Adventures, you don’t have to buy one to take it for a spin. Beginning in February 2018, the U.K. tour operator will be offering rides out of London’s Royal Victoria Dock starting at around $120.

Should I buy this thing?
While customizable to your heart’s content (with paint jobs running the gamut from eagles to sailfish), Innespace Productions has “a typical Seabreacher” priced anywhere from $80K to $100K. So the best option is to book a ride with a company like Predator.

A reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind aquatic thrill ride ... so what’s the catch?
If you book with them, you’ll be hopping in back while a professional drives from the front seat. While that’s a bit of a buzzkill, think of it like a stunt plane: you wouldn’t trust yourself with a barrel roll in the sky your first time out, so why would this company trust tourists with robotic killer whales on the Thames?

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