A new British company that specializes in building tenders has launched the prototype of its first brainchild - a hydroplane tender that reaches 60 knots of speed while looking like a bat-mobile.
Inside, it has space for four people. Access to the cockpit is via a lift-up glass lantern, like on fighter jets.
Luxury on board is reduced to a minimum and is shown only in leather bucket seats, the presence of a Raymarine navigation system and Rockford-Fosgate speakers with two subwoofers. The trim has bright red elements.
She is built on a stainless steel frame. Her superstructure is made of lightweight composite materials, due to which she has a total displacement of only 1,650 kg.
For propulsion a 750 hp 9.5 liter V8 Chevrolet engine will be used, augmented by dual-stage jet drive from Scott jet boats.
«For those who are not satisfied with their top speed, the Alpha Centauri will also offer a supercharged version of the hydroplane tender with a power output of over a thousand». Air conditioning and heating are available as options, as well as a range of interior colours.