The Jet Capsule is a mini-yacht, designed and manufactured by an Italian design company Lazzarini Design. It is an affordable luxury for those who don’t want to spend millions of dollars on the yacht. It is a scaled down mini yacht that has all the luxuries of those world’s most rich art.
The first prototype of Jet Capsule was unveiled in 2013 and the public launch version has been released in 2016.
The Jet Capsule has a price tag of £145,000 approximately. The massive diesel engine alone costs £50,000. The yacht is build up of fiberglass and carbon fiber to keep it light weight. It has an optional kitchen compartment, a convertible bedroom feature, seating table and a bathroom. Outside is a roof top sun deck to rest on. The boat is air-conditioned. Inside the yacht are driver controls viewing rear and underwater cameras.
The Co-founder Pierpaolo Lazzarini says: “I wanted to create a boat that, despite being not very big, caught people’s eye because of its style. When you arrive at the beach in the Jet Capsule everyone is standing up and taking pictures. It’s such a compact yet luxurious yacht – small enough to minimize high maintenance costs but large enough to carry a group of friends, who can sleep aboard in comfort.”
The Design of the Jet Capsule is inspired by the spaceship. The boat is 25 ft (7.62 m) in length and is 11.5 ft (3.5 m) wide and is 7.5 ft (2.4 m) tall. It is twice as wide as the other yachts with a comparable length.
The Jet Capsule comes with a selection of engines to choose from that are Petrol and Diesel engine with a single or dual setup available. The output power range is from 370 horsepower (276 kW) up to 600 horsepower (447 kW). The top speed of the yacht is 44 mph (71 km/h or 38 knots). The maximum cruising speed is 37 mph (51 km/h or 32 knots). It is also propelled by a water jet which has the maximum speed of 81 mph ( 130 km/h or 70 knots). This water jet can also be used for fly-boarding. The boat can carry up to 12 passengers and a pilot. It is a fully customizable yacht according to the manufacturers.
The Jet Capsule is a conservative yet lavish yacht. It is designed sufficiently to reduce the cost but is also large enough to convey a gathering of companions. It is good for those who want to cruise with their friends for drinks and have a nice entertaining evening. It’s small enough to be easily maneuvered. The manufacturers work very closely to meet the detailed requirements of their customers.
The yacht is built in Naples – A city in Italy and can only be ordered there. Each boat takes approximately 6 months to build. Only 5 boats up till now have been sold, two to Russia, two to China and one to Spain.
Pierpaolo Lazzarini’s next goal is to create a much bigger yacht and want to see it cruising down next to Tower Bridge on the River James.