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Gear: Clear-bottomed Kayak

If there’s anything in this world that will impress a sailor, it’s got to be a clear-bottomed boat from Clear Blue Hawaii boatbuilders. Available in a number of different configurations

What Lurks Below!

If there’s anything in this world that will impress a sailor, it’s got to be a clear-bottomed boat from Clear Blue Hawaii boatbuilders. Available in a number of different configurations—including folding kayaks, inflatable kayaks and standard inflatables—the company’s see-through boats all feature transparent bottoms made out of the same polymers used in the production of bulletproof glass and fighter jet canopies. In addition to being puncture and abrasion resistant, the material also stands up well to sunlight. Our favorite is the almost-invisible Molokini (pictured at left), although in some waters it might be a little alarming to see what truly lurks beneath this fun little cockleshell of a boat. Is that the theme from “Jaws” we hear?

From $2,683. Clear Blue Hawaii Corp., clearbluehawaii.com 

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