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The latest revolution from French jet ski champion Franky Zapata

If we could go back in time, we would definitely add Zapata Racing’s Hoverboard to our must-have superyacht toys because we clearly must have it. Toeing the line between surfing and flyboarding, the Hoverboard looks like a common wakeboard, but it is attached to a jet ski (or other personal watercraft) via a hose. The hose forcefully expels water, which provides enough energy to launch the board into the air.

Depending on the personal watercraft to which it is attached, the Hoverboard can reach speeds of up to 25 km/h and heights of up to 5 meters. The 18-meter hose allows for a safe distance between the user and the watercraft, while also leaving room for flips, spins and other tricks.An optional upgrade provides an Electronic Management Kit with a handheld throttle that connects to the watercraft engine and puts control of the Hoverboard entirely in the user’s hands.

A minimum depth of 4 meters is needed for the Hoverboard to function, which means it can be used in fresh bodies of water as well as in the ocean. For safety reasons, users must be 16 years of age and must undergo a mandatory one hour lesson at an approved training center before use. The Hoverboard should be available beginning this month, but be sure to check out the video of it in action!


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