You should purchase Lockheed Martin’s experimental cruiser for simply $one hundred eighty,000
Women and Gents, Pacific Coast Yachts is delighted to give you an unique alternative to buy a singular piece of maritime historical past for a rock-backside worth. After being pressed into service in 1996, Lockheed Martin’s experimental naval vessel, the Sea Slice, is now being provided into personal arms. Sure, it might appear to be a catamaran, people, however this craft truly makes use of Small Waterplane Space Twin Hull know-how, the place the ballast is stored beneath the water for enhanced stability. Actually, buddies, the Sea Slice is considerably extra secure than different vessels of its measurement, making it good for entertaining visitors on deck.
Because of a pair of MTU diesel engines — no, we’ll take questions on the finish — the Sea Slice has a prime velocity of 30 knots, making it about as quick as your common racing yacht. There is a gasoline tank large enough to take eleven,112 gallons of fuel out into the large blue with you, and a recent water reserve of as much as four hundred gallons — you recognize, do you have to get thirsty.
Entertaining visitors on board is not any drawback because of the Sea Slice’s broad and secure prime deck. When the celebration needs to go under-stairs nevertheless, you will discover 12 single berths and 6 cabins, all decked out in a brutal, army aesthetic that simply screams “social gathering.” There’s additionally a sparse galley, though we’ll recommend that you simply get catering in, since there’s solely a microwave obtainable to be used proper now. Fortunately, there’s additionally a laundry on board, which we’re positive might additionally pull double obligation as a brig, ought to issues get out of hand.
The Sea Slice is presently docked in San Diego, and price the taxpayer round $15 million dollars to construct. So, how a lot do you anticipate to pay for this instance of distinctive engineering? $10 million? $5 million? Fortunately, for you fortunate individuals, we’ve a tremendous deal only for you, as a result of you’ll be able to decide up this vessel for a tremendous, rock-backside worth of simply $one hundred eighty,000. So, who needs to comply with us to the again workplace with their checkbook?