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The Platypus has the shape of a catamaran with a submersible pod located between the floats and linked by electric articulated arms.
The Platypus' submersible pod extends down to put the users 1.5 metres below water.
With the electric articulated arms down, the Platypus has a speed of between three and four knots
Above water, the Platypus will have a top speed of 10-12 knots
Platypus users ride the central pod "motorcycle-style"
Platypus is a new genre of watercraft
The Platypus offers a unique eco-tourism experience
Team BMW Oracle's radical trimaran began a new era of sailing when it dominated the America's Cup in 2010
The experimental sailing hydrofoil Hydroptare (image courtesy of VPLP)
Perspective Design's Velonautic
Perspective Design's solar-electric trimaran
Perspective's solar-powered houseboat
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