Would Spider-Man ride this spider boat?

Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel offers multiple boating options.

WAM-V
WAM-V Marine Advance Research

No, it's not a new boat being featured in Spider-Man 3.

The Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) is a new boat made by Marine Advance Research that was unveiled at a press event in San Francisco on Thursday.

The WAM-V is essentially a modular catamaran that can be configured in different ways depending on your needs of use. Two engine "pods" separated from the main hulls can be switched out as well, depending on your engine needs. It can hold inboard or outboard motors, propellers or jets, diesel or gas.

Its hulls conform to the surface shape of the water in constant adjustment to changing waves, thereby, riding high on the water instead of sinking into it. This makes it possible for you to pilot the boat into very shallow areas.

But the crew doesn't feel the bumpy ride, as the WAM-V includes springs and shock absorbers.

Marine Advance Research says on its site that the WAM-V can be built for a scuba diving platform, water ambulance, pleasure boat, luxury boat or station for holding oceanographic equipment.

There is noticeably no mention, though, of whether the WAM-V could help fight "the villain within" or save Mary Jane Watson.

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.

 

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