EVER been sat on a boat in choppy waters and just wished that you could take off out of the sea?
Incredibly, that has now become a reality – thanks to a flying boat.
The AirFish 8 was designed by Singapore firm Wigetworks can reach speeds of up to 120mph (106 knots).
The boat-cum-plane is 17m long and 5m wide, and it can carry two staff members and six to eight passengers.
The company is working on a much larger model though – that could carry up to 50 passengers.
To fly, the wig craft glides on a cushion of air between 1.5 and 60 feet above the ground.
They are planning to use the vehicles to help people travel between islands in countries popular with tourists like the Philippines and the Maldives.
As it only needs 500m of space to take off, the machines could help transport people to places where ferries are unable to reach.
Speaking to Channel News Asia, the company’s executive director Kenneth Tan said: “There are a lot of islands that do not have the funding to build infrastructure to take light aircraft or even bigger aircraft.
“And there are islands that are too far away, whereby conventional ferry travel could be too long.
“With this craft, we’re breaking into new frontiers, reopening up all these islands for future development.”
Above all though – the new flying boats would be safer than planes because the plane only flies a few metres above the water.
That isn’t the only incredible new boat invention in recent months – earlier this week, Sun Online Travel revealed that a boat company has come up with the world’s first submersible superyacht.
The Migaloo yachts are inspired by modern Zumwalt-class destroyer ships – and are available from 236 feet up to 928 feet long.
The company has also launched its own floating islands – which can travel at up to nine miles per hour.
The island – which moves at a speed of eight knots (9mph) – has ten suites on board as well as a penthouse, and it costs €300 million (£267m).
The islands can be tailored to the owner’s preferences, with everything from a beach club – surrounded by palm trees – to infinity pools and a man-made waterfall.