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Inventor Hermann Steiner is set to make a fortune when he floats his new company - producing high tech electric powered speed boats that can out-accelerate a Porsche 911 sports car.
The sleek-looking craft - which retails at a 190,000 GBP - claims to be the fastest, quietest electric boat in the world with a top speed of 60kph in near silence.
And designer Steiner, 26 - from Mattsee, Austria - says the 120 kilowatt engine produces more torque than a standard Porsche.
He created the boat - which costs just 5 GBP to charge up with electricity - to get around environmental and noise bans on conventional motorboats on European lakes.
"It's a great boat for that but it's also a great boat for anyone who likes to go fast and to take care of the environment too," he explained.
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