This £200,000 space ship-inspired boat can take you to France in just 20 minutes

A FUTURISTIC boat pod is the new way to sail in style – as long as you have $250,000 (£200,000).

The Royal Version 001 by Jet Capsule is a stylish vessel that fits up to 12 passengers, plus a captain for navigate the waters for you.

The Jet Capsule costs a whopping £200,000

Pierpaolo Lazzarini, who co-owns the Italian company making the vessel, revealed his inspiration for the design was space ships.

Measuring 26 foot by 12 foot, the Jet Capsule even has a bathroom, kitchen and bar on board.

Guests can sleep in the vessel if they so choose, and there are extras such as mood lighting, heating and a sundeck.

The boat can be fully customised by clients, with an armoured version available as well.

Examples of customisation include long benches, up to 12 standard seats or luxurious double seats with reclining action.

It can fit up to 12 people at a time

It is fitted with Yanmar diesel engines and the latest Hamilton jet propulsion system, which means it can hit speeds of up to 62 knots (71mph).

That means to cross the English Channel, which at its narrowest is about 21 miles, it would take less than 20 minutes.

The windows, which can also be bulletproof, are photochromic and will therefore react to light and change colours accordingly.

Those who want one for themselves will need to fork out the cash and wait six months, as they are made-to-order in Naples.

Earlier this year, Sun Online Travel revealed that Brits could be paid £75,000 a year to test some of the finest vehicles, boats and private islands.

Luxury marketplace HushHush are currently looking for a Luxury Product Tester to travel the world and experience private islands and supercars.