Platypus Prototye Hits the Water

The brainchild of François-Alexandre Bertrand, the aquatic exploration vehicle has been designed as a catamaran with a central platform that passengers straddle.

Two pivoting arms connect the two hulls to the platform, which can be hydraulically lowered under the water, allowing users to cruise around both above and – with the aid of an in-built air compressor supplying oxygen – below the water’s surface.

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