If you have £51,000 to £71,000 to spend, the Seabreacher (available in models X, Y and Z) is the vessel that will give you the ultimate water sports experience. Produced by Innespace Productions, a watercraft design and fabrication company in Northern California, the Seabreacher is an advanced submersible watercraft that combines literally every alpha male fantasy — jet ski, submarine and fighter.
Our favourite Seabreacher happens to be The Seabreacher X, based on the dolphin inspired Seabreacher J released in 2010. The Seabreacher X exhibits an aggressive Shark style body as well as upgraded tech and engines, improving the performance envelope with a 260hp supercharged engine, pushing the Submarine-Fighter jet to surface speeds of up to 50 mph (80kmh) and diving into the depths, a top speed of 25 mph.
“This is the vessel we’ve always wanted to build. The power and agility of this vessel is insane!” — co-owner Rob Innes
Form follows function on the Seabreacher X, the update to the Seabreacher “Dolphin” J sees new shark design develop as engineering requires for increased air intakes and exhaust to deliver oxygen and expel carbon monoxide from the high output engine was eventually incorporated via the “shark gills” design — thus, the Seabreacher Shark aesthetics are as much as an engineering as well as a design decision.
The main snorkel, mounted on the vessel’s dorsal fin is greatly enhanced by the additional snorkel in the shark style tail, maximising intake, while the new drag-boat style wrap-around canopy was primarily designed to reduce heat build up in the cockpit. Throw-on cockpit art reminiscent of fighter jet decals like gaping jaws and the Seabreacher Shark submarine-fighter jet lives up to its menacing namesake and presence.
In terms of performance, the Seabreacher manoeuvres like a fighter jet, able to perform a full 360 degree roll and execute rapid directional changes. The pilot uses two joysticks and two foot pedals to control the submarine-fighter jet — pull up on the controls and gun the throttle and one can push the Seabreacher into a vertical leap, breaking the water’s surface like some predator of Poseidon.
The Seabreacher X can sustain high speed dives and then breach the surface, launching the entire vessel clear out of the water. The new fully vectored thrust system mimics the tail articulation of real aquatic animals like sharks and dolphins.
Some other high tech features that are incorporated into the two-seat vessel: A snorkel mounted video camera transmits live video to LCD screens for the pilot and passenger during dives, GPS navigation, and on board stereo with iPod docking.
The Seabreacher X is a single pilot submarine-jet while the Seabreacher “Whale” Z is a two seater model. Available at Seabreacher.com