Become your own Steve Zissou with the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5 ($TBA). Available in both 100- and 200-meter models, the C-Explorer 5 is a five-person compact submersible that lets you explore the sea depths in dry comfort. Features include a smart deflatable ballast tank system, air-conditioning, up to 43.2 kWh of battery capacity, a 360-degree acrylic pressure hull that allows for amazing views, and a below-surface cruising speed of 3 knots. A perfect complimentary toy for your private yacht. [Scouted by Anthony]
We're not really sure what, if anything, it has to do with snowmobiles and ATVs, but we can tell you that these Polaris eBikes ($3,000) are far better for urban travel than either of the aforementioned options. Thanks to Biosync Pedal Assistance technology, the bikes can read your power output when pedaling normally and match it to give you an efficient, comfortable ride. Features include 8-speed gears, Tektro brakes, Suntour XCT front suspensions, 26" Kenda wheels, 6061 aluminum frames, hand throttles for extra speed, top speeds of up to 20 mph and ranges of 30 miles, and in-frame batteries that recharge in 4-6 hours.
We've seen plenty of golf carts before — but this might be the first that can actually get you not just around the course, but to and from it, as well. Street-legal in Europe, the Garia Mansory Currus Golf Cart ($TBA) takes the already impressive Roadster and takes it into sports car territory thanks to extensive customization. Features include an adjustable setting for maximum motor braking and battery regeneration, a speed switch with three different driving modes — Golf, Street, and Race — a range of 37 miles, a top speed of 37 mph, and exclusive accessories like carbon fiber inserts, custom seats, a matte black paint job, and black wheels. You'd best hurry if you're planning to park it in your garage — only seven are being built.
We're not sure exactly why you'd need one for civilian use — unless you're just into the whole military aesthetic — but you can be sure that the Polaris Defense MRZR ($TBA) is rugged enough for pretty much any chore. Powered by a Polaris ProStar 900 engine putting out 88hp and avaialble in 2- or 4-man versions, they feature on-demand all-wheel drive, electronic power steering, a modular cargo system that supports rear-facing seats, and optional IR lights for stealth nighttime maneuvers.
Some boats have hot tubs. This boat is a hot tub. The Hot Tub Boat ($42,000) is a 16' boat, built in Seattle, with an 8' hot tub built in. As you enjoy the 104° water, you can cruise at up to 5 mph for up to 10 hours, controlling the action from a joystick at the aft. Life jackets optional.
Helmets are a necessary evil for urban commuters riding aboard two-wheeled vehicles, so you might as well make sure yours looks as cool as possible. With military flair, the Bell Rogue Helmet ($250) certainly qualifies. It features a lightweight composite shell, an adjustable muzzle that clips on and off via a secure magnetic connection, integrated speaker pockets, an a comfy interior that can be removed for washing. Available in matte gunmetal, army green, or black, or in shiny gloss black.
When you're having to bring your mode of transportation with you into the office, size reduction matters — and while we've covered folding bikes before, they're only part of the equation. The Overade Folding Helmet ($100-$130) addresses the rest. This protective helmet was designed to save you room once the ride is over by folding into a palm-friendly size that's just one third the volume of the helmet when worn. Available in a few tasteful colorways, for a few extra bucks you can also get a matching protective cover and visor.
Feeling a little bummed about your holiday gifts — or lack thereof? Cheer yourself up by snagging your spot in line for a Mercier-Jones Hovercraft ($TBA). This ambitious craft — which is still in development, so put your Amex black cards away — features sportscar looks, a patent-pending directional control system for unprecedented maneuverability, carbon fiber and metal alloy construction, a single gasoline engine that supplies electricity to the three electric motors, and open-air, tandem sport seating for two. Arriving... whenever they're finished with it.
No, you won't be using it to ride across the moon — although we imagine you could, with enough cash and the right equipment. The Surly Moonlander Bike ($TBA) is crafted form CroMoly steel, Microshift thumbshifters, the new MWOD crank system, a 2x9 drivetrain, and a matte black paint job. What makes it so unique, though, are the ridiculously wide 4.7" tires on 100mm rims, which let you tackle all types of terrain — including gravel, sand, snow, rocks, and, perhaps, even the lunar surface.
When the fine folks at Budnitz Bicycles tapped us to design our ideal city bike, we didn't hesitate, and immediately began thinking about what was absolutely important. That was easy — beer and music. So the Budnitz x Uncrate Model No. 3 Bike was born. In addition to the meticulous handmade frame and custom titanium components of all Budnitz bikes (which normally start at around $2,600), this limited edition model sports an Uncrate matte orange paint job and is geared-up with a waterproof Turtleshell bluetooth boombox by Outdoor Technology, a custom 6-pack carrier hand-sewn in Colorado by Topo Designs (which just so happens to perfectly match our Topo x Uncrate Backpack), Brooks all-black grips and seat, and a titanium Budnitz Beer Wrench. Now for the bad news — there's only one available. But the good news is that you can win it.
Budnitz and Uncrate are giving away this one-of-a-kind bike to one lucky Uncrater. All you have to do to enter to win is join the Budnitz Bicycles newsletter. The winner will be selected at random on December 21, 2012.
Inspired by the WWII-era MP6 prototype, the Vespa 946 ($TBA) is the scooter at its most pure and refined. The 946 is powered by an ultra-modern single cylinder, 125cc, four-stroke engine that offers fuel consumption of over 55 km per liter — that's nearly 130 mpg — and 30 percent fewer emissions. Other features include a lightweight, high-quality build that incorporates plenty of aluminum, and a sleek design that's perfect for the urban commute.
You spent an awful lot on your sleek new Jaguar, so why would you want to ruin the design by hauling some fiberglass abomination behind it? The Jaguar Speedboat Concept ($TBA) is designed to compliment the company's cars with sleek lines, and features a gel coat fiberglass hull, natural teak decking, a red 2+1 cabin, and a polished aluminum propeller. Be sure to keep your eye out for the XJ-inspired fuel filler caps and D-Type-inspired carbon fiber fin, should you ever be so lucky as to actually see this thing in the flesh.