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Last updated April 5, 2018

The Singularity 28 is a twin diesel boat that catches attention wherever it goes. It is reported to hit 55 knots and costs more than $1,000,0000. Visit: www.rbyachts.com

CAMI Hydra Gator
CAMI Hydra Gator
The Wet: This 3,384-pound unsinkable amphib will top out at a leisurely 4 to 5 mph with its quiet, twin electric propeller drives. We're not talking about heart-pounding thrills here, more like a walk in the park with friends. The Dry: Since the wheels do retract, just head for the beach and the three-cylinder diesel 4-by-4 power plant will engage and take you for an off-road spin ­topping out at 24 mph. Price: For $60,000 (hydragator.com) you can have one of your very own. Current production is out to 120 days. The company offers a one-year warranty.
CAMI Hydra Gator
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Unique Boats

Velodyne Martini 1.5
Designed by California-based Velodyne Marine to demonstrate the viability of its computer-aided gyroscopic stabilization technology, the experimental Martini 1.5 is so named because you're able to drink a martini while underway. Velodyne Martini 1.5 Review & Video
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Unique Boats

Fighter jet fuel tanks jettisoned during the Vietnam War have been turned into outboard-powered canoes. www.offgridquest.com.
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The BomBoard is a unique PWC offering different riding positions in a modular package that's easy to transport. www.bomboard.com.
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Quadski
Roads and launch ramps are for sissies. Real men hit the mud and drive straight into the water. How? On the Quadski from Gibbs Sports Amphibians. On land, the Quadski resembles a traditional ATV, only longer and wider. But when I drove it down a steep dirt ramp and into the water on test day, I pushed a button and the wheels retracted in three seconds. Quadski Review & Video
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AquaQuad CLX
The AquaQuad is a seaworthy RIB-PWC hybrid. Trail it behind a Mini Cooper and get yourself a well-equipped fishing boat with a fishing seat and forward casting area, tackle and bait station, deck-mounted rod holders and more. A trailer costs less than $600, making this an ideal entry-level product. AquaQuad CLX Review
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Nautique Super Air Nautique 230 E
Nautique's Super Air Nautique 230 E eschews fossil fuel in favor of dual, brushless, permanent-magnet electric motors, marinized by LTSmarine. Tucked below a clear panel and ringed with neon-blue LEDs (flux capacitor, anyone?), these motors look out of this world but produce down-to-earth specs. Peak power is 80 kW per motor for a total of 160 kW. Nautique Super Air Nautique 230 E Review
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Sea Legs 777
The concept is at once simple and ingenious: You press a button, raise or lower the four 25-by-12-inch wheels via marinized hydraulic cylinders and drive the 777, complements of power steering and all-wheel drive, in and out of the water at a boat ramp, a beach, or even the backyard of your waterfront home. Look for our test of the Sea Legs 777 in March.
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HeliCat
A catamaran that looks like a helicopter boat? Yep! It's a lightweight craft that can be outfitted with outboards up with 90 hp, and can travel in excess of 40 mph. At 20-30 mph fuel burn of 5 mpg is possible. The wide platform offers a stable ride, even in choppy water. We'll be keeping an eye out for it at this year's Miami Boat Show.
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WaterCar Panther
WaterCar's Panther is powered by a Honda V6 V-Tec coupled with a Panther Jet. The fiberglass hull and body and chromoly chassis make it a lightweight package capable of reaching speeds of 44 mph in the water and 80+ mph on land. WaterCar Panther Info & Video
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BBQ Donut Boat
Grilling on the boat has never been easier! The BBQ Donut Boat, powered by either an 8 or 9.9 horsepower tiller motor, provides boaters with a great platform for their very own sunset dinner cruise. BBQ Donut Boat Info & Video To see some of the more unique boating attractions, check out: Strange America.
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The Jet Capsule
Combining a PWC powerplant and some Space Odyssey design concepts, this 23 foot LOA boat carries a 13 foot beam, and comes in four layouts. Check out jetcapsule.com.
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This Nauti-Craft uses hydraulics to manipulate its hulls and optimize the ride..
Tarzan Boat
Powered by a Mercury outboard, the Tarzan Boat is a mobile aquatic fun park. Where is that " jungle scream" emogee when we need it? www.tarzanboat.com.
Ultraskiff 360

Ultraskiff 360

The Ultraskiff 360 weighs 125 pounds, is six-feet in diameter and runs best using a 55-lb thrust trolling motor, according to its maker. $1,595 http://www.ultraskiff.com/.
Quadrofoil Electric Foiling PWC
The Quadrofoil is an electric foiling craft. Two models are available, one for about $17,000 (US) and another for aboout $25,000 (US),
Cruisin' Tiki

Cruisin' Tiki

The Cruisin' Tiki combines outboard power and tropical charm. About $16,500 at time of publication. Check out www.cruisintikis.com.