Friends,

This would make a GREAT ship to shore cruiser.

Don’t you think?

ghost.

Faustian urGe

The Wallypower118 — a $33 million motor yacht — sounds like a jet aircraft as its triple gas turbines power up. It’s shark-like, sleek profile reminds of something straight out of James Bond 007.

This sophisticated, powerhouse cruiser utilizes three DDC TF50s (maritime cousins of the Chinook helicopter engine) driving three KaMeWa waterjets with a total of 20,000 hp for high speed cruising and two diesel engines for everything else — a common arrangement on small warships, but rare on yachts.

The turbine engines and waterjet propulsion bring the yacht up to a top speed of 90 knots — or, in excess of 100 miles per hour! Cruising speed at distance is still extraordinary at 60 knots, or 70 miles per hour.

The irresponsible downside: 3500 liters of fuel per hour.

The 118 is made entirely from lightweight carbon fibre — even the toilet seat and the dining table are…

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