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Strand Craft 122 side-by-side  (Source:

Strand Craft 122 super car inside garage  (Source: The Awesomer)

Undersea Yacht submerged  (Source: iTechDiary)

Undersea Yacht on the surface  (Source: iTechDiary)
Groundbreaking nautical transportation keeps moving forward and, apparently, out of reach.

As the U.S. works to recover from a massive oil spill and companies search for alternative fuel sources to help the environment -- the hunt for new fuel-hungry technologies marches on as well.

It looks like there is an increasing focus on the development of luxury yachts.  Designers appear to be shifting gears and developing "super" yachts with state-of the-art engineering and technology. 

While unobtainable for most, they may definitely be something to look forward to; or at least admire from afar.  A Swedish boat designer named Eduard Gray of Gray Design has come up with a groundbreaking concept for a $25M USD yacht with a complimentary  matching sports car.

It's called the Strand Craft 122 and is said to be capable of 14,000 horse power from its twin-turbo V12 Rolls Royce engines.  It boasts a top speed of 234 mph and is expected to be capable of 50 knots.  The concept is said to get its inspiration from the Ferrari Testa Rossa.

It has an Art Deco interior with four double rooms, four staterooms, a reception, salon and crew cabins.   It also includes 52' LED TVs and Bang & Olufsen sound.   Only six will be built. 

Another concept model called the U-010 Undersea Yacht, transforms into a submarine. the "eco-friendly" luxury yacht was designed by Marina Colombo and Sebastiano Vida. 

It is equipped with an integrated stabilization system.  It boasts low-emissions and is powered by a diesel/electric hybrid engine and can submerge underwater by switching from diesel to electric propulsion. The super yacht has an overall length of 66.5 m. There was no price tag listed.

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Chillin like a Villain
By SandmanWN on 6/21/2010 10:07:23 AM , Rating: 5
How sweet would it be to pop up out of nowhere in the middle of a busy yacht club from your personal sub-marine yacht like a straight Bond villain! Then a hatch pops open and your stroll out into the city in your Aston Martin past the gathering crowds.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By xler8r on 6/21/2010 10:31:22 AM , Rating: 3
For realz

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By Kibbles on 6/21/2010 10:33:17 AM , Rating: 1
Hmm... who's got lots of money and needs the most use for a silent submarine. I doubt they'll be popping up near any crowded areas.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By xler8r on 6/21/2010 10:37:48 AM , Rating: 2
Thinking about this now, you could potentially make back your operating expenses of this unit with the publicity of it in movies and such.... Unlike a bizjet, these things are a little harder to sell as a legit business asset :D, then again, I'm guessing non of these guys care, haha.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By corduroygt on 6/21/2010 10:44:59 AM , Rating: 3
He meant drug smugglers...

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By Homerboy on 6/21/2010 11:10:38 AM , Rating: 2
No. He meant terrorists. Hence "populated areas".

Think of it as "peek-a-boo!" followed by *BOOM*

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By Obujuwami on 6/21/2010 11:20:55 AM , Rating: 2
I doubt they'll be popping up near any crowded areas.

No, he meant drug runners as terrorist wouldn't waste money on something this stupid just to detonate a nuke from the water. If anything, they would smuggle people into the country with this but with no price tag, the sheiks don't know how much they would have to spend on fertilizer and gas to make another car bomb.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By Kibbles on 6/21/2010 3:42:54 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, I meant drug runners. I guess the cartels rated me down lol

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By camylarde on 6/22/2010 10:30:30 AM , Rating: 2


RE: Chillin like a Villain
By HrilL on 6/21/2010 11:52:26 AM , Rating: 2
That is what I thought of. Would probably only take 2 trips to pay it off.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By SandmanWN on 6/21/2010 10:41:13 AM , Rating: 2
They'll be no using logic here Debbie Downer! Besides, we are talking about people with more money than they have common sense.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By djc208 on 6/22/2010 6:48:31 AM , Rating: 1
If you have the money for either of these you obviously have some sense, unless it's family money. Sure it's not what most of us would do with that kind of money, but the people buying this have far more than that kind of money.

And like someone else pointed out, they would probably offset some of it's cost by renting it out when they're not using it.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By iano80 on 6/21/2010 10:42:40 AM , Rating: 2
It would certainly be a shock for everyone in the pool when it's realised you took a wrong turn.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By HostileEffect on 6/21/2010 12:07:19 PM , Rating: 2
"There was no price tag listed."

Not even James Bond and all of his enemies could afford this boat.

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By Qapa on 6/21/10, Rating: 0
RE: Chillin like a Villain
By hughlle on 6/22/2010 5:03:07 AM , Rating: 3
sonar? don't surface if it's going beepbeepbeepbeepbeep.

if they are willing to spend X amount on something like that, you can probably be sure that there will be something installed, for this kind of issue, i doubt this has been thought up in a first revision manner, by which they iron out the kinks as they arrive.

i could just imagine these things being blown to pieces by unsavoury korean submarines :P

RE: Chillin like a Villain
By marvdmartian on 6/21/2010 2:29:30 PM , Rating: 1
Add some frikkin' sharks with some frikkin' laser beams, and you've got a deal!!

By Drag0nFire on 6/21/2010 10:47:23 AM , Rating: 4
Could someone please explain:

"It boasts a top speed of 234 mph and is expected to be capable of 50 knots."

RE: huh?
By miccla on 6/21/2010 10:50:02 AM , Rating: 2
MPH for the car and KNOTS for the boat..

RE: huh?
By hughlle on 6/21/2010 11:04:15 AM , Rating: 3
if it is refering to the car and the yacht, then those look pretty nice, although it is terribly worded.

the fact that the picture description defines both vehicles as the same one really doesn't help the matter though :P

RE: huh?
By omnicronx on 6/21/2010 2:31:22 PM , Rating: 1
I don't think that is what he was getting at..

1 Knot = ~1.1MPH.. The statement makes no sense, or something was left out..

RE: huh?
By omnicronx on 6/21/2010 2:33:04 PM , Rating: 2
My guess would be that the 254MPH is the top speed of the car, (there is no way that a ship this size could travel this fast) and the 50 knots is the cruising speed of the boat.

RE: huh?
By tedrodai on 6/22/2010 8:09:22 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah I think the author just mixed up the specs for the boat and for the car in that entire paragraph.

Gathered from other reports:

The yacht is designed with twin MTU 16V4000 engines for a top speed of ~43 knots, but optional Rolls-Royce KaMeWa boosters should allow it to achieve over 14,000 hp and 55knots. The car is designed with a twin turbo V12 880hp engine for a top speed of around 375km/h or 233mph.

By DonkeyRhubarb on 6/21/2010 4:51:52 PM , Rating: 2
I would do anything to own this. Anything.

RE: Anything
By droplets on 6/21/2010 5:37:53 PM , Rating: 1
That is kind of why I feel guilty lusting for something like this. I imagine the type of people who can afford this, and have the insatiable ego required to want it, probably have done things that detract from the lives of, oh, how many millions of people?

All hail the free market!

RE: Anything
By Spuke on 6/21/2010 7:19:46 PM , Rating: 2
Not EVERY person that's this wealthy is some evil a$$hole. Like everyone else, there are decent people and not so decent people. Since the only Nazi a$$holes I've ever met have been on DT, should I characterize ALL DTers as being such? Of course not.

RE: Anything
By Spuke on 6/21/2010 7:29:47 PM , Rating: 2
And on another note, what the hell is wrong with wanting something? No matter where I am, people that have not assume that the have's only buy things because of some overinflated ego. Can't the person that wants and can afford a boat like this desire it for other reasons that to compare penis lengths? I like the Lamborghini Gallardo and, if I could afford one, I would buy one in a hearbeart. No large ego here.

I'm just a car nut that would LOVE an AWD, mid engine, V10 beast screaming behind my back. The tech and the passion that went into building and designing this car can't be found in very many other cars. I just find objects such as these (natural or man made) awe inspiring. Maybe the potential owner of these boats would feel the same way I do.

RE: Anything
By jRaskell on 6/22/2010 9:53:22 AM , Rating: 2
Since the only Nazi a$$holes I've ever met have been on DT

You apparently need to get out more often. I run into Nazi a$$holes nearly everywhere I go. It's a bloody epidemic.

RE: Anything
By fictisiousname on 6/22/2010 10:11:20 AM , Rating: 1
Vell, ve can paint it yellow and have hippies singing on ze top ven ve go under ze vater. Vat instrument do zu play, ya?

Ve will alzo use ze ventilation system to smolder hashish vile ve sail ze seven seas.

Ve all live in a yellow submarine...

RE: Anything
By bodar on 6/22/2010 7:38:54 AM , Rating: 2
Rick Peck: Now let me get this straight. You want me to let my client of 15 years, one of my best friends, die in the jungle alone, for some money and a G5?
Les Grossman: Yes.
Rick Peck: [pause] A G5 airplane?
Les Grossman: Yes... and lots of money... playaaaa!
[turns on the music and dances again]

All I Can Say Is...
By Ard on 6/21/2010 10:07:23 AM , Rating: 4
Goddamn, that's one gorgeous looking team.

RE: All I Can Say Is...
By Pippy on 6/21/2010 11:04:58 AM , Rating: 3
Sexy... Doesn't describe it enough.

RE: All I Can Say Is...
By inperfectdarkness on 6/21/2010 1:38:06 PM , Rating: 2
anyone can CG a pretty looking car. this one looks like a knockoff of a ronn scorpion.

RE: All I Can Say Is...
By spread on 6/21/10, Rating: 0
Oh yeah
By Motley on 6/21/2010 11:44:10 AM , Rating: 2
Sign me up for 10 of these babies. What? Only 6? Never mind then.

Somali Pirates
By dapneym on 6/22/2010 4:27:59 AM , Rating: 2
It would be funny to see the confusion on the faces of the Somali pirates as the yacht they are attempting to hijack is converted into a submarine and sails away unharmed, and unassailable, under the surface.

Only in Sweden
By intelpatriot on 6/22/2010 8:13:03 AM , Rating: 2
Only socialist Sweden would come up with something this extravagant.

This boat...
By blueeyesm on 6/22/2010 9:49:04 AM , Rating: 2
..better be able to talk to me, have turbo boost and have a hot woman who is its mechanic.

Oh and be able to evade submarines, the Coast Guard and Columbian drug smugglers who will obviously want to steal this for their nefarious plans.

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