Vessel Transforms From Speedboat to Submarine in Two Minutes

The 40-foot Vecta travels across the water at 40 knots, then abruptly dives beneath the surface to explore the ocean depths.


You can almost hear a James Bond theme song as this slick-looking water vehicle—with a Bond-like name Vecta—starts to plunge into the murky subterranean depths. The six passengers and two crew are dressed in black scuba gear from head-to-toe, with diving masks and regulators in, poised for their mission. After a mere two minutes, this stealth vessel—boat or submersible—is morphing from surface to sub-surface. It plummets down, the interior filling with water, until it’s 98-feet beneath the surface. The team inside, surrounded by water, cruise at eight knots until their target is located.