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Pictured: ultimate millionaire’s toy boat ‘built like a shark that flies through air’

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The £60,000 James Bond style craft, called Seabreacher X, can reach up to speeds of 50 mph on water or 25 mph after diving below the surface.

The two-seater boat, built in the same shape and length (about 12 feet) as a shark, is kitted out with all the luxuries a millionaire would want.

Among the high-tech features includes a snorkel mounted video camera that can transmit live video to LCD screens for the pilot and passenger during dives, GPS navigation and on board stereo with iPod docking.

Driving similar to a high-powered jetski, the snorkel supplies air to the 260hp supercharged engine.

It can “sustain high speed dives and then breach the surface launching the entire vessel clear out of the water” while mimicking the “tail articulation of real aquatic animals like sharks and dolphins”. It takes about three months to build.

Its inventors hope the part jet-ski, part boat will cash in on the lucrative water sports market after figures showed that every year spend Americans spend on average $34 billion on the industry.

Seabreacher’s co-owner, Rob Innes, 37, a self confessed “water sports fanatic”, described the experience as “intense, extreme play”.

“The seabreacher is really for people with a large disposable income who want to have fun,” he told the Daily Mail.

“It’s pretty popular in the Middle East, but we’ve also sold them to clients in Korea and the Caribbean.”

“The new drag-boat style wrap-around canopy was primarily designed to reduce heat build up in the cockpit.”

He added: “This, combined with the gaping jaws, give the whole vessel a far more menacing presence.

“This isn’t a submarine, you’re not going to visit the Titanic in it. It’s more of a cross between a plane and a boat, and we’ve been improving the models constantly so they can do more and more tricks.”

Mr Innes said a U.S. Navy research officer visited his company’s Redding, Northern California base to inspect the designs.

The company plans to build 10 of this particular model with two already pre-sold. It is based on a previous model that is shaped similar to a dolphin.

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