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The Gup-A is a multi-purpose vehicle based on an anglerfish and is Captain Barnacles's favorite. Its speed is moderate, but it has a turbo booster can make it go almost as fast as the Gup-B (as seen in The Giant Whirlpool). It is one of the only Gups that appear in the books with a fairly consistent design before the 2010 TV show’s release.

Features

  • Standard propeller thrust
  • Advanced control panels to facilitate complete control
  • Real-time navigation system, capable of tracking and predicting the position of objects, crewmates, storms, ocean currents, and geological hazards
  • Object shooter, intended for deploying bait
  • Drooping lamp from the top of the hull to distract or lure creatures and light the path when the waters get dark
  • Turbo Booster like the Gup-B (The Giant Whirlpool)
  • Microphone (The Giant Spider Crab)
  • Windshield wipers
  • Anglerfish Lamp
  • Flasher to signal when the battery is low (The Midnight Zone)

Drivers

Trivia

  • The Gup-A is the first GUP to debut in the entire franchise, making its first appearance in The Octonauts & the Only Lonely Monster, and with a design that doesn’t showcase any dramatic differences when compared to the TV show model.
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