Personal aquatic transport options like the Coast kayak refine established designs while products like the Waterblade and Schiller S1 introduce new ways of getting across water. The BomBoard, on the hand, not only introduces a brand new way of getting around on water but turns up the extreme factor by 100.
The BomBoard is a modular, high-performance personal watercraft. It splits into three distinct parts making it much easier to move than traditional watercraft like jet skis. But the magic really happens when peering into each of its parts. Module 2, side sponsons that add buoyancy, and Module 3, the bow in which the BomBoard’s removable gas tank and the steering arm is attached, are pretty ho-hum.
But Module 1 is where it’s at. In it resides a beastly 45 hp motorbike engine that, combined with the BomBoards use of lightweight materials, lets it achieve speeds of 45 mph while still being quieter than most traditional watercraft. Shipments of the BomBoard are due all throughout the 2017 year should the campaign’s $100,000 goal be met by December 31st, 2015.
Because of its great speed and its $2,495 price tag , the team behind BomBoard bills it as the “world’s lowest cost high performance watercraft.” And after seeing how the pint sized craft shreds water, they’re probably right. Its modularity allows future parts to further increase its functionality.