Photo Courtesy of JetLev-FlyerThe 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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