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Waterbuggy – a low speed sea-scooter for kids and families

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October 4, 2011

Designed by Bodrum Marine Group, the Waterbuggy is equipped with a 10HP engine and offers ...

Designed by Bodrum Marine Group, the Waterbuggy is equipped with a 10HP engine and offers a maximum speed of 8-10 km/h (5-6 mph)

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Riding a high speed personal water craft (PWC) can be an exhilarating experience, but not everyone likes the adrenaline or the engine's roar. Aimed at those new to such water toys, or families with kids, the Waterbuggy is designed for calmer activities. Designed by the Turkey-based Bodrum Marine Group, the Waterbuggy offers a maximum speed of 8-10 km/h (5-6 mph) and can be reportedly operated by a child. Think of it as a combination of a PWC and a paddle boat, or a kind of floating bumper car.

Operated by a couple of buttons to start/stop the boat and a simple joystick enabling right-left-forward commands, the Waterbuggy can float on shallow waters of up to one meter (3.28 ft) in depth. Its turbine system allows a torsion of 360 degrees.

The Waterbuggy has been recently showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show and according to Megayachtnews.com, it maneuvers smoothly and quickly, and it's also possible to spin it in place.

Operated by a couple of buttons to start/stop the boat and a simple joystick enabling righ...

The outboard engine concealed within watercraft's body comes in one of four options: Honda 10HP, Mercury 9.9HP, Mariner 9.8HP and Tohatsu 9.8HP. The Waterbuggy's round deck has been designed to accommodate three people, who are additionally protected against the sun by the arching tail. It also features stainless metal handles, while the fuel tank is removable and portable, facilitating its refueling.

The Waterbuggy can be viewed at its product page and is available on request, with pricing depending on customization (reportedly ranging from EUR7,500 - EUR8,000 / US$9,900 - US$10,600).

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Hmm it's not a bad thing... but I could think of better faster designs that go quickly in flat water with minimal power - like a double hull catamaran with a deck and a lounge suite...

Looks like a prick to get back on after falling off or to navigate in rough seas.... yeah I read the bit that said it's for tourists on flat waters...

Mr Stiffy
4th October, 2011 @ 05:40 pm PDT

These are just bumper boats that have been updated, and such to meet different standards and requirements aren't they?

Ed Knutson
5th October, 2011 @ 09:15 am PDT

"the Waterbuggy can float on shallow waters of up to one meter (3.28 ft) in depth. Its turbine system allows a torsion of 360 degrees." So what happens if the water gets deeper than 3 feet? Do you sink?

Paul Anthony
6th October, 2011 @ 07:29 am PDT
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