NEW YORK (CNN) -- A new aquatic vehicle that can take passengers beneath the surface of the water, revolve 360 degrees and stand upright like a dolphin, may be released as early as next year, according to its developer.
"There's going to be a lot of utility found in this besides having a good time," he said, adding that the government of Bermuda has expressed interest in using the dolphin, which can travel 300 miles without refueling, as a water taxi.
A custom-built dolphin isn't cheap, selling for around $350,000. Rowe said that he hopes once the scale of production increases, prices could fall to around $120,000 for a two-seater.
But that still far exceeds the average $9,500 consumers spent for a personal watercraft in the United States last year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.