Concept: Mini Jet Spider Designer: Lazzarini Design and Jet Capsule Odds of Production: Taking orders now
Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini has evolved the Jet Capsule concept on two larger prototypes called the Reptile and the Taxi—but the Mini Jet Spider takes it a step further. The 16-foot craft has a removable carbon-fiber enclosure that transforms it from a buttoned-down boat to an open Jet Ski–style personal watercraft. The lengthwise “pilot seat” has a suspension system that absorbs pounding from waves or turns, which, along with seat belts, ensures that the driver willalways be in control. Jet Capsule plans to start production once it has 10 orders for the roughly $85,000 craft. Owners will have a choice of gas, diesel, or electric engines connected to a HamiltonJet waterjet. With the 315 hp gas engine, the Mini Jet Spider has a projected top speed of 45 knots and a 25-knot cruise speed. The two rear seats fold down into a sun pad or can flip back to face the rear. Watch for the Mini Jet Spider to be unveiled in 2019.