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Seabreacher X: Supreme Watercraft

The most submersible watercraft built to date is the new Seabreacher X, boasting a 260hp supercharged engine. This little engine that does propels the dolphi-inspired vessel to a top surface speed of 50mph and 25mph below. This craft is not only super-fast and innovative, it’s also dead sexy.

The Seabreacher X can perform a high-speed dive and then launch itself completely out of the water without breaking a sweat. The new thrust system mimics the tail movements of sharks and dolphins while the custom exhaust system gives the machine a throaty growl as it prowls across the water.

You’ll find high tech features such as a snorkel-mounted video camera which can transmit live video to the pilot and passengers during a dive, GPS navigation and an on-board stereo system with an iPod docking station. An owner can even specify which color they prefer for the interior decor.

There will only be ten of these little beauties built. I haven’t bothered to look up the proposed cost because I’m fairly certain it would give me a heart attack. The geek inside of me is demanding that I somehow get close to this dream machine. Perhaps when I win the lottery and buy a yacht I will grab one of these as a complimentary accessory. Until that day, I will satisfy my lust for high-tech water devices with a Kayak.

Snorkeling in Great Stirrup Cey

What’s this? A day on our honeymoon when both Ponzi and I were not respectively sick?! Sounds too good to be true. We celebrated this glorious cough-free day in true honeymooner fashion – by staying indoors and watching television. Nah, that was only until we were ready to dive into the waters of Great Stirrup Cey in the Bahamas. No sooner had I finished applying my fifteenth layer of sunblock (to keep the daylight from burning me to a crisp) than Ponzi was alone on the tender jetting ashore. This was a private island, recently opened exclusively for cruise ship usage. Only Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager passengers were cleared to play on Great Stirrup Cey today, allowing us to wander about the entire area worry-free. Neither of us had to fight for a great spot on the beach, nor did we have to wait to relax in any one of the large hammocks. This “exclusive” island was one of the greatest outdoor luxuries I have ever known.

I’m not much of a swimmer, so I didn’t bother putting on my swim trunks before leaving our cabin. Ponzi encouraged me to come knee-deep, long enough for us to stumble upon a small group of fish. I stood there and watched as small fishes swam around (and through) my legs! Before I knew it, Ponzi was securing snorkel gear for the two of us – despite my earlier failures with snorkeling in Maui. I was coaxed to don the mask and continue into the waters with nothing but my shorts and underwear. Nervously, I slipped the mouthpiece under my lips and pushed my face underwater – and succeeded in not drowning myself. Woo hoo! Yes, we snorkeled for a good hour before heading back to the ship – convinced that today, the last day of our Carribean honeymoon, was the best one yet. We had fun, but I think a large part of our elation was due to not feeling under the weather – and knowing that we’d be returning home very soon.