Saturday, January 26, 2008

Under the Sea

Cancel your SCUBA lessons. Hang up your snorkel. Soon, you can see the underwater universe the James Bond way—for a price tag of about $3.5 million.

The Hyper-Sub Submersible Powerboat has been the life's work of inventor Reynolds Marion.

"I started designing it when I was about 11 years old and spent 31 to 32 years trying to come up with the solution that make that type of a design possible," Marion told reporters during a recent test cruise in Clay County, Florida.

Marion says the boat can clock 35 mph on the surface and 5 mph underwater. It can also dive as far as 600 feet below the waves. If the prototype passes testing, the boat could be on production lines within a few years.

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