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O’ Beauteous Nymph.


“A statement released Friday by Virgin Limited Edition, the luxury arm of Virgin Hotels, described the Nymph’s launch like a plane’s takeoff. ‘Gliding on the water’s surface like an aeroplane on a runway, one of the three pilots will operate the joystick to smoothly dive down.'” The irrepressible Richard Branson unveils Virgin’s newest ride, the Necker Nymph. “The underwater plane uses the downward pressure on its wings to fly through the water for up to two hours at a time, while an open cockpit will give riders a 360-degree view. The Necker Nymph’s typical speed is 2 to 5 nautical miles per hour and it can dive more than 100 feet.

As it turns out, I’ve recently made plans to join a gaggle of good friends on a week-long BVI sailing expedition this coming Spring. So I would start begging for donations here at GitM for the $400,000 required to stay on Necker Island for a week and enjoy this submersive Nymph. But, in all honesty, I’d probably just take that money and put it towards a jaunt on SpaceShipTwo. Priorities, people.

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One Response to “O’ Beauteous Nymph.”

  1. I dunno … it seems to be extremely bad luck to have the word “Oceanic” anywhere on the fuselage.

    Posted by Chuck | February 2, 2010, 8:41 pm

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