For just $180000 USD, you could be the lucky owner of the HSV Sea Slice, an experimental United States Navy vessel, built by Lockheed Martin. Based on a variant of the SWATH hull design, known as “SLICE,” Sea Slice is characterized by four teardrop-shaped submerged hulls – double the number seen on most previous designs. According to the US Navy, the design reduces waves and drag, which allows a SWATH vessel to “…operate at higher speeds while retaining their characteristic low motions in a seaway”. Continue reading for more pictures and link to the sales page.
Sea Slice can remain stable and travel at high speeds in waves up to 12-feet high. At The 105-ft (32-m) long, 55-ft (17-m) wide, 180-tons (163-tonnes), it features two 3480-horsepower diesel engines, two 180-kW Caterpillar diesel electric generators, and a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h, or 35 mph). Inside, you’ll find six bunks, a simple kitchen, shower-equipped bathroom, as well as a washer and dryer. If you’ve got $180,000 to spare and are seriously interested, here’s more information.