Mini water propulsion system boosts every water sport
21 July 2016
Bixpy LLC created the first handheld, modular and portable water-jet propulsion system, that can propel SUPs, kayaks, canoes and even divers and snorkelers.
Kayakers, standup paddle boarders, divers and watersports enthusiasts can now enjoy their adventures further, faster and with more confidence and security by using the world’s first and only portable handheld water-jet propulsion system, the Bixpy Jet.
Weighing about 1kg, the Bixpy Jet generates enough thrust to drive a full-size kayak or SUP and its occupants up to 7mph, with a range of 10 to 15 miles (15 to 25km) on one battery.
Bixpy has also developed a wide array of attachments and accessories that will allow you to swap the motor from your kayak to your SUP to your arm and vice versa. Using one of these attachments, the Bixpy Jets can attach to virtually anything that floats. This means you can motorise your existing vessels with ease.
The Bixpy Jets use the latest in technology and material science to get you maximum output from their lithium-ion battery packs. Additionally, the motors and all of the accessories are salt water resistant for use in any body of water.
“We’ve worked incredibly hard to bring Bixpy Jet to life and we’re excited to give water sports enthusiasts new ways to enjoy their favourite activity on water, explore new places and find new adventures”, says Houman Nikmanesh, the company’s founder and CEO.
Kayakers and standup paddle boarders can now explore further, fight wind and current and even troll for fish. And snorkeling and scuba diving have a whole new meaning when you have a jet pack to take with you on your next trip!
The Bixpy Jet is expected to showcase on KickStarter in the summer of 2016 and start shipping next year.
Video courtesy of Bixpy.