Considered by some to be the year's craziest invention, the JetLev JF 155 is set to become this summer's hottest new must-have onboard accessory. This recreational jetpack conjures up every sci-fi image in the book, but delivers 100% in performance. Experience the exhilaration of stable, agile flight with this incredibly easy to use jetpack that makes levitation as easy as 'up, up and away'!
Designed by Canadian Raymond Li and built by MS Watersports in Germany, this incredible machine is unlike any other traditional toy in the standard superyacht arsenal. The jetpack, known as the JETLEV-FLYER, is powered by a conventional 155hp petrol engine which offers a much longer flying time than compressed-air jetpacks. The motor is sealed within a floating pod that is dragged by the wearer at the end of a long high-pressure hose. Though they may be tethered, JETLEV wearers can rocket around at 30 knots at an incredible height of 9 metres.
It may take a little time to get used to the propulsion system and, thankfully, the JETLEV comes fitted with a remote control throttle enabling a land- or yacht-based instructor to help control new learners.
Currently finishing its final product testing, JETLEV-Flyers will be on the market by May 2009 and finding their way to every superyacht near you!