With its open top, the Driftsun Transparent Kayak ($1,600) is more like a kayak/canoe hybrid but with an intriguing difference. This 11-foot long watercraft is constructed with a quarter-inch thick crystal clear scratch-resistant 100% UV Resistant Polycarbonate Hull. By eliminating the natural surface glare from the water, you can easily view the aquatic life below your craft.

The Driftsun kayak has a strong anodized aluminum frame with marine-grade hardware and, at each end, it features orange anti-sink airbags for extra safety. It includes two double-headed aluminum paddles with ergonomic grips, plus two removable & adjustable EVA seats with high back rests, so you can take one out if you are on a solo journey.

Weighing 48 pounds and arriving fully assembled, the unusual watercraft has a maximum capacity of 425 lbs for cargo & crew. It’s designed to function well even in choppy water and it even comes with its own sponge cleaners to keep your underwater viewing unmarred. [via]

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