The Killer Whale Submarine
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If you’re in the 1% and haven’t even noticed that there’s a recession on, you may be interested in this. It’s from Hammacher Schlemmer‘s outrageously expensive executive toys.
There’s all manner of ludicrously expensive executive toys on offer but the cream of the crop has to be the killer whale shaped two-man submersible.
It’s lavish, utterly ridiculous, and the manufacturer recommends you wash it after use with the tears of the downtrodden. Everything a one-percenter could wish for.
Here’s the blurb from their site:
This is the streamlined, two-person watercraft that breaches and submerges just like the Orcinus orca after which it is designed. A pilot protected beneath its watertight 1/2″-thick acrylic canopy pushes and pulls twin control levers to articulate the whale’s pectoral fins for rolls and stealthy dives.
With a finger on the right lever’s throttle trigger, steering is provided by dual foot pedals that control the vectored thrust of the craft’s 255-hp supercharged Rotax axial flow engine, enabling realistic behaviors such as porpoising or skyhopping. It can hydroplane up to 50 mph over the water’s surface and it can cruise up to 25 mph while submerged; its dorsal fin’s integrated snorkel ensures air supply to the engine up to a depth of 5′.
The cockpit’s dashboard includes a speedometer, tachometer, engine and air pressure gauges, and an LCD that displays live video from the dorsal fin’s built-in camera. Vinyl seats with closed-cell foam upholstery and four-point racing harnesses ensure pilot and passenger safety. With 14-gallon fuel tank.
Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Please call 1-800-227-3528 for details. 17 1/4′ L x 3 1/2′ W x 4 3/4′ H. (1,450 lbs.)
It can be yours for a measly $100,000!