This Floating UFO Houseboat is Out of This World
It just might be the strangest yacht concept yet.
Because we often feature far-flying drones, hoverboards and jet packs, we must warn that Jet Capsule‘s spacey-looking UFO (Unidentified Floating Object) doesn’t actually fly. It just bobs along at 3 1/2 knots, a resilient ocean refuge, with a special elastic anchor system keeping the fiberglass dome and encircling deck stable even in rough waters.
Further fueling its self-sufficiency, over 400 square feet of solar panels power the motor’s battery. Wind and water turbines provide additional energy to power the home and motor. And a water generator converts sea and rain water into stuff you can drink and cook with.
Of course, the saucer-shaped structure offers several layout possibilities amongst its two interior levels. But rest assured you’ll be sleeping with a nice view of the fishes.
They’re currently seeking investments to fund their prototype—rumored to cost $800,000—with an upcoming Kickstarter campaign, after which additional units would be substantially more affordable. The only question is whether you’d have to troll your way out into the open sea or (way cooler) they could maybe drop you into the drink from a plane.