As transport goes, some is indecently luxurious and some bone-janglingly exhausting; Hammacher Schlemmer’s Hydrofoil Water Scooter falls definitely into the latter category. Powered by, well, jumping up and down like a bear wearing a wasp nappy, you drive the hydrofoil blade through the water and – so the theory goes – propel yourself forward.
Make sure to check out the video of the daft thing in action after the cut!
Perhaps I’m old-fashioned, but if I’m going to become ocean-going then I’ll expect to have a gin & tonic in my hand and be sprawled on the sundeck of some yacht. If you feel differently then for $499.95 the experience is yours.
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