December 22, 2005 What’s better than an Ocean Scooter? Two or more Ocean Scooters – that’s what! This is one of the those products which just screams, “why didn’t someone think of that before?” An inflatable , battery-powered electric boat that’s fast enough to give the kids a thrill, and slow and soft enough to be used in a swimming pool for everything from polo through to your good old fashioned demolition derby. The ASTONE ‘Ocean Scooter’ went on sale in Australia this month but global supplies will be available for the next Northern hemisphere summer. The Ocean Scooter comes with a battery-powered display, a variable speed throttle, automatic power shutdown, full waterproof circuit protection and a protected propeller body which is impenetrable to probing fingers. And at AUD$269, it’ll offer a very high bang-per-buck factor.
It’s easy to carry, takes minutes to assemble, has its own electric air pump and is suitable for kids from the age of 5. The Ocean Scooter is powered by a small car battery and has a top speed of 4 km/h (based on a 50kg carrying weight).