Spider Boat

Spider-like vessel hits New York waters
It can cross the Atlantic on one load of diesel fuel

It’s just Proteus, a so-called Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel designed for everything from military uses to biological studies, ocean exploration and sea rescue.

spider boat proteus

MO noted the mysterious spider boat back in 2006: Spider Boat? What the heck is a ‘Spider Boat’?


  1. Spider boat, spider boat, doing whatever a spider boat does.. Can it float, I hope it can. Spider boat, I’m a fan. (With apologies to Homer Simpson)

  2. Since naval vessels are the only ones that routinely refuel at sea, can’t just about any diesel vessels that crosses the Atlantic doing so on one load of fuel? Just asking.