I was browsing through the online catalog for Hammacher Schlemmer the other day— or as I like to call it, the catalog for people who have more money than they know what to do with—and I was blown away by some of the crazy items they have for sale there.
A while back, I wrote a post about some of the crazy stuff that can be found on Hammacher Schlemmer, but with my recent visit to their site I’ve learned that they have managed to top themselves.
Let’s take a look at some of the most recent outlandish items for sale at Hammacher Schlemmer.
The Killer Whale Submarine
A quick glance at the picture above appears to show a killer whale leaping out of the water. But it is actually a two-person submarine. Just take a look at this description…
This is the streamlined, two-person watercraft that breaches and submerges just like the Orcinus orca after which it is designed. A pilot protected beneath its watertight 1/2″-thick acrylic canopy pushes and pulls twin control levers to articulate the whale’s pectoral fins for rolls and stealthy dives. With a finger on the right lever’s throttle trigger, steering is provided by dual foot pedals that control the vectored thrust of the craft’s 255-hp supercharged Rotax axial flow engine, enabling realistic behaviors such as porpoising or skyhopping. It can hydroplane up to 50 mph over the water’s surface and it can cruise up to 25 mph while submerged; its dorsal fin’s integrated snorkel ensures air supply to the engine up to a depth of 5′. The cockpit’s dashboard includes a speedometer, tachometer, engine and air pressure gauges, and an LCD that displays live video from the dorsal fin’s built-in camera. Vinyl seats with closed-cell foam upholstery and four-point racing harnesses ensure pilot and passenger safety.
This product can be yours for only $100,000.
WTF? This thing is nuts. Who would even envision such a product being made? You can also check out the video of this thing in action on their site
1961 was an epic year in baseball history. Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were in a historic race to break the legendary Babe Ruth’s home run record. Roger Maris would eventually hit his 61st home run of the season on the last game of the year at Yankee Stadium. Now 60-year old men who grew up in New York City idolizing Mantle and Maris can relive their childhood with this 1/8 replica of Yankee Stadium in 1961. All it will cost them, is a large portion of their basement to display it and $115,000.
The World’s Largest Scrabble Game
Words with Friends, which is modeled after Scrabble, has become one of the most popular smartphone apps around. The game is now able to played in the palm of a person’s hand against anyone in the world for FREE! So it only makes sense that Hammacher Schlemmer would develop the “World’s Largest Scrabble Game” which spans over 49,’ is confined to one room and costs $12,000. There are only nine in existence so you better hurry to beat the rush.
The Genuine PT Boat
If you happen to be very rich, then it’s likely you either own or have considered owning a boat. But have you considered buying a restored Patrol Torpedo Boat from World War II? One of 12 remaining PT boats, this boat is “”armed” (all weapons are deactivated) with a single .50- and two twin .50-caliber Browning machine gun stations, an aft 20mm Oerlikon cannon, four tubes that each housed a Mark VIII torpedo, and two depth charge launchers…Updated with modern electronics, radar, and two turbo-charged diesel engines providing 1,100 total horsepower, she is the only PT boat in existence licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard for carrying passengers.”
This piece of history can be yours for $1,000,000.
You can find more crazy stuff at Hammacher Schlemmer here.
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