A Very Impractical Guide to the Summer's Best Watercrafts

From a kayak for your beer to the Batmobile of the sea

By Evan Bleier

 
A Very Impractical Guide to the Summer's Best Watercrafts
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25 May 2017

This is just one installment of 37 Things a Man's Gotta Do This Summer, our annual compendium of everything worth seeing, doing, eating, drinking and generally making time for in your neck of the woods between now and September.


“You're gonna need a bigger boat.” Great line; not always applicable.

While we can't vouch for the next guy, fancy yachts might be  nice to look at, but there are other, more practical times, where a smaller vessel will do. 

But to the hell with 'em. 

From unusual dinghies to canoes to superyachts, you’ve got choices — and we’re here to help. For your viewing pleasure, we bring you a sliding scale collection of summer watercrafts, presented by price.

Don’t forget a lifejacket.

Body Glove Dynamo iSUP | $1,000
Measuring in at almost 11 feet long, the inflatable Dynamo paddleboard can fit into a backpack (included) when it’s not in use and can be easily be carried with its pump and three-piece paddle. MORE INFO  

Old Town Predator DL | $2,800
Equipped with a system that boasts a 10.3-to-1 gear ratio that allows its lone occupant to hit up to 5.5 MPH, the pedal-driven Predator was expertly designed with serious anglers in mind. MORE INFO

Louis Siguard Canoe | $4,000
As easy on the eyes as it its on the water, the 17-foot Louis Siguard Canoe has a body made from carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass supported by cherry ribs. Form plus function? Yeah, that equals tons of floating fun. MORE INFO

The Nauti-Craft | $TBD
Capable of providing extreme comfort, control and stability at high speed thanks to a hydraulic system that separates its hulls from its deck, the Nauti-Craft concept can’t arrive soon enough. MORE INFO

Alpha Centurai | $150,000
Designed to be “the Lamborghini Miura of the seas,” the Alpha Centurai is powered by a 9.5-liter Chevy V8 engine that can boost it to 70 MPH. Also, we hear Batman is considering buying one. MORE INFO

Riva Aquarama Lamborghini Speedboat | Best Offer
Built to specs Ferrucio Lamborghini personally requested, Riva Aquarama Hull #278 has a pair of Lambo engines that let it hit 55 MPH. Despite being built 50 years ago, it’s Riva’s fastest boat. MORE INFO

The Quintessentially One | $311.5M
Essentially a floating millionaire’s club, the Quintessentially includes amenities like a spa, cigar storage room, underwater bar and wine cellar. Fear not, norms can get aboard for $2.5k a night. MORE INFO

BONUS: The CreekKooler | $180
A miniature boat for carrying the most important item that’s required for a successful boat trip — beer — the CreekKooler holds 30 cans along with 20 pounds of ice and proves hope floats. MORE INFO

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