jet capsule water boats proposes private + taxi versions
jet capsule water boats proposes private + taxi versions jet capsule water boats proposes private + taxi versions
feb 10, 2014

jet capsule water boats proposes private + taxi versions

jet capsule water boats proposes private + taxi versions
images © jet capsule
all images courtesy of pierpaolo lazzarini




production has begun on italian boat company jet capsule‘s latest invention, a private 5 person and nine person taxi version. after the initial concept presentation five years ago by luca solla and pierapaolo lazzarini, the unusual form was finally unveiled at the 2013 monaco show, where the design team sought to create a floating transportation device that was different from all others on the market. the innovation, which is 7,5 meters long and 3,5 meters wide is a fully customizable product that allows several configurations, including one with transformable sofas, a boat taxi with large seats and a luxury version with integrated comfort features. see designboom’s previous coverage of the aquatic vehicle here.


‘jet capsule’
video courtesy of pierpaolo lazzarini



several other versions are currently under development for ambulance and emergency purposes. the current capsule model has a built-in hydro-jet system that can be equipped with one or two engines, but the team are also working on the first electrically powered design to be presented in june 2014. all the jets come with an international sail certification and can navigate and operate in any country/region, and waves of up to 4 meters.



the taxi version in different colors


the grey, yellow and orange taxis


the boats are fully customizable


the capsule has a built-in hydro-jet system that can be equipped with one or two engines


close up of the grey, yellow and orange taxi


automatic closed doors


the taxi in a different color variation


view showing the interior of the private jet


private jet interior with cabin


getting ready to be launched


the jet capsule in positano, italy



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • look out Venice

    dbkii says:
  • How much are these expected to retail at??

    caroline says:
  • What will the cost of the Private Jet Capsule going to be? Also interested in the Taxi.

    Kevin says:

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