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The JetLev-Flyer is a wet-and-wild toy that is adding new waves of excitement at marinas around the world. The German-based manufacturer, MS Watersports, announced that its extraordinarily unique recreational gadget
, and yacht toy, has dealerships in Central Asia, Berlin, France, Monaco, Spain, Russia, North Africa and the Middle East.
The JetLev-Flyer has no engine or moving parts. It is powered by water that comes through a hose that is attached to a separate boat-like shaped device, with a 250-horsepower engine, that sets in the water. A steady stream of low-pressure water runs through the hose to the jetpack's downwardly pointed nozzles, which are positioned on the back of the unit.
The thrusting water can lift the JetLev-Flyer as high as 28 feet above the water at a maximum speed of 22 miles per hour. The duration of a steady flight is between two and three hours. It also is operational underwater.
The manufacturer offers a chart of recommended flight maneuvers for users that is based upon time spent using the watercraft. The flight is controlled by handgrips and nozzle angles. The hose is more than a power supply, it also keeps the rider under control. It is possible to go from an assisted beginner to an advanced-level user with a minimum of 10 hours of flight time. A user with more than 15 hours of logged time could become good enough to be an instructor.
While there are plans to ultimately produce a second model with a 220-horsepower engine, only the 250-horsepower model is currently available. The price of the JetLev-Flyer is around $183,000. For more information, visit Jetlev-Flyer.com.
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