You can buy Lockheed Martin's experimental cruiser for just $180,000

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You can buy Lockheed Martin's experimental cruiser for just $180,000

Ladies and Gentlemen, Pacific Coast Yachts is delighted to offer you an exclusive opportunity to purchase a unique piece of maritime history for a rock-bottom price. After being pressed into service in 1996, Lockheed Martin's experimental naval vessel, the Sea Slice, is now being offered into private hands. Yes, it may look like a catamaran, folks, but this craft actually uses Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull technology, where the ballast is kept beneath the water for enhanced stability. In fact, friends, the Sea Slice is significantly more stable than other vessels of its size, making it perfect for entertaining guests on deck.

Thanks to a pair of MTU diesel engines -- no, we'll take questions at the end -- the Sea Slice has a top speed of 30 knots, making it about as fast as your average racing yacht. There's a fuel tank big enough to take 11,112 gallons of gas out into the big blue with you, and a fresh water reserve of up to 400 gallons -- you know, should you get thirsty.

Entertaining guests on board is no problem thanks to the Sea Slice's wide and stable top deck. When the party wants to go below-stairs however, you'll find 12 single berths and six cabins, all decked out in a brutal, military aesthetic that just screams "party." There's also a sparse galley, although we'll suggest that you get catering in, since there's only a microwave available for use right now. Thankfully, there's also a laundry on board, which we're sure could also pull double duty as a brig, should things get out of hand.

The Sea Slice is currently docked in San Diego, and cost the taxpayer around $15 million dollars to build. So, how much do you expect to pay for this example of unique engineering? $10 million? $5 million? Thankfully, for you lucky people, we have an amazing deal just for you, because you can pick up this vessel for an amazing, rock-bottom price of just $180,000. So, who wants to follow us to the back office with their checkbook?
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