An Unusual Ride: the Dolphin Watercraft

Innespace.com has created a unique water vehicle called the Dolphin watercraft. The vehicle can flip and move through the water performing dolphin-like tricks.
These positively buoyant vessels use their forward momentum and the downward lift of their wings to literally fly below the water's surface. This radical departure from the typical method of sinking below the surface allows the Dolphins to achieve an unparrallelled level of freestyle performance.The idea of underwater flight was first invented by Tom Rowe who developed the concept with his amazing "Bionic-Dolphin."

The first Dolphin to be designed and built by Innespace was Sweet Virgin Angel. She was completed in 2001 and has been performing at shows and events for two years. The Innespace Dolphin is a fully functional show ready watercraft, able to perform sustained dives, huge jumps, barrel rolls, and many other amazing acrobatic tricks.
The vehicle also appeared in one of the Austin Powers movies. It looks more exciting than a Jet Ski. The company is working on a two-seater version of the Dolphin. Unfortunately, the Dolphin watercraft are so far only built for demonstration. (Via Yesbutnobutyes.com)

Posted on October 24, 2005

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