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The Gup-A is a multi-purpose vehicle based on an anglerfish and is Captain Barnacles' 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.


  • 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).
  • Secret storage compartment(books)



  • 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.