jet capsule unveils unidentified floating object concept

jet capsule unveils unidentified floating object concept

jet capsule unveils unidentified floating object concept
all images courtesy of jet capsule




italian water transportation company jet capsule unveils their latest seafaring concept, the ‘UFO’. standing for unidentified floating object, the saucer-like unit is an energy autonomous vessel capable of estimated speeds of up to three knots (3.5mph). ‘UFO’ measures 12.5 meters in diameter, and uses various systems to take advantage of all natural elements. the floating object includes two habitable areas — other than the outer deck. a main level area houses the kitchen, and a floor access point connects to a sub-level bathroom and underwater viewing area. jet capsule is currently seeking investors to develop a working ‘UFO’ prototype.


video courtesy of jet capsule


jet capsule unidentified floating object boat
underwater cruising

main floor interior

ladder to bottom

jet capsule unidentified floating object boat
sub-floor area

‘UFOs’ surround the jet capsule, the machine’s predecessor

jet capsule unidentified floating object boat
‘UFO’ squad

beneath the sea

parts and proportions

jet capsule unidentified floating object boat
side view




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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • I love that concept!

    luisEfe80 says:
  • I bet if this was commercialized people would definitely buy assuming the price tag of 200,000 was correct.

  • The dome shape increases wind speed by 20 to 30%. Your wind turbine should be vertical shaft mounted on top. The deck is too big. Its too light… It isn’t strong enough and doesn’t have enough space. It needs hydrogen storage, smaller windows, Halbach arrays, more solar panels, more ballast, a bigger motor, more batteries, and should be neutrally buoyant to one or more atmospheres to escape foul weather… but this one would be cool to play with in a small lake…

    Steve says:
  • Great concept with tremendous potential.

    Roger john says:
  • I also believe the concept has great potential. I like Jason Hahns comments as well. I funded a similar concept in 2000. You can see an illustration on my linkedin profile:

    The US Cement monolithic done design for it’s visitor’s center was also designed as a floating visitor’s center in a man made lake with an underwater aquarium designed as a tourist attraction for Las Vegas visitors.

    Larry Stockett says:

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