solla + lazzarini envision jet taxi for transportation in major cities
 
solla + lazzarini envision jet taxi for transportation in major cities
sep 30, 2014

solla + lazzarini envision jet taxi for transportation in major cities

solla + lazzarini envision jet taxi for transportation in major cities
all images courtesy of jet capsule

 

 

 

the founders of jet capsule, luca solla (CEO) and pierpaolo lazzarini (chief executive designer), have announced that their company is growing commercially and stylistically with the arrival of the ‘2015 jet taxi’. the vehicle is ‘just the first of many next generation water taxis’, as they expect it to become popular among major cities around the world such as dubai, doha, moscow, miami, and saint petersburg.

 


video courtesy of jet capsule

 

 

 

the vehicle can be equipped with two rear carbon doors, which provides a constant temperature level for its eight to twelve passengers. thus, this configuration can be used as the pilot project in one of the coldest cities in the world and also in one of the hottest. it is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 32 knots and is granted with RINA CE certification, to sail with waves up to two meters. these unique features also allow to operate for short and medium-range transportation, in full comfort and safety.

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
the interior with a 13-set layout

 

 

 

the project has recently selected for a public water taxi service in italy. as a result, many other cities now want to use it for similar purposes as solla and lazzarini see the potential for hybrid, electric, private, personal, diving, and ambulance versions.

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
cruising at 35 knots

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
parked and waiting for passengers to board

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
seats detail  

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
riding through the water 

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
side view

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
transporting the vehicle

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
lowering the taxi into the bay

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi

opening the back entry

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
rear carbon doors

luca solla pierpaolo lazzarini jet capsule 2015 jet taxi
in the shop

 

 

project info:

 

overall length: 7.55 m
waterline length: 5.8 m
maximum width: 3.44 m
hull width: 3.38 m
waterline width: 3.00 m
maximum immersion: 0.50 m
dry displacement: 2.30 t
displacement at full load: 3.50 t (13ps)
fuel capacity: 350 l
standard max power, single engine installed: 1x 370 hp (8LV-370) diesel fuel
standard max power, dual engine installed: 2x 250 hp (FNM250) gasoline
propulsion system: hamiltonjet waterjet
maximum speed: 32 (36) (*) knots
cruising speed at full load: 24 (28) (*) knots
autonomy: 150 Nm
maximum load: 8-12 passengers

 

 

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. 

  • Love them Italians and their designs!

    Ron Smith

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