Watercraft come in all shapes and sizes, but since the 1930s boats and automobiles haven’t looked much alike. However, a new company called Floating Motors is looking to change that. The company wants to recreate the watercraft by reimagining some of the world’s most iconic automobiles into sleek boats for what it calls “Resto-Floating”.
The company has a gallery of models that recreate the Mini Cooper, Jaguar E-Type, VW Type 2 Bus, Mercedes-Benz SLS, and more as a watercraft. The VW even sports a deck on top and a rear hatch that opens to form a seating area and diving platform. There’s even a ladder to help you get out of the water. Imagine turning it into a watercraft motorhome. The company plans to offer boats of varying lengths, ranging from small – 3 to 3.5 meters (9.8 to 11.5 feet) – to very large, which measure up to 7.5 meters (24.6 feet). ).
Floating Motors also offers its creation with three different types of hulls – catamaran, conventional, or foil. The company currently offers five models, with motors – electric outboard motors – producing between 40 and 240 horsepower (30 and 179 kilowatts) – depending on the model. Customers can also choose the type of suspension configuration. The company says you can use the boats for a variety of purposes, including a taxi, which would be a fantastic way to transport people around the water.
Floating Motors is a joint venture between Jet Capsule SrL, an Italian watercraft manufacturer, and Lazzarini Design Studio. Jet Capsule SrL started operations in 2012, although the idea for the company dates back to 2010. It delivered its first product in 2016 and started exporting crafts to China, Canada and Spain. Floating Motors’ designs seem more appealing to us, and we can’t wait to see them on the water, although there is no timeline for when production will begin. Looking at the history of Jet Capsule, it could be a few years.