Not even James Bond would scoff at the beautiful Hyper-Sub. After all, how could he not want to step foot onto a $US3.5 million submersible powerboat?
We've been teased for quite a while with whispers of this craft designed by Marion HSPD, but now the powerboat-submarine hybrid will finally be heading to the production line. Of course $US3.5 million may be a tough price tag to cope with, but you're getting a rather powerful little toy in exchange:
On the powerboat side, it's a heavy-duty, 31-ft. surface-cruiser with an enclosed cabin. Powered by twin 440 hp inboard diesels for a total output of 880 hp, the Hyper-Sub has a maximum surface speed of 40 knots and a maximum surface range of 500 miles. In dive mode the Hyper-Sub can plunge up to 250 feet, and offers umbilical SCUBA support.