The world’s latest exciting water sports craze is set for its Australian launch both into and above the water at this years Gold Coast International Marine Expo.
We have just confirmed that the Jetovator – the new personal water craft accessory that combines the acrobatic aptitudes of an aircraft with simplicity of riding a motorbike – will be featured for the first time in the southern hemisphere at the 2014 event.
Richard Gregg from Jetpack Adventures says the Jetovator has already taken the US market by storm and was developed as a result of growing demand for innovative and exciting water sports experiences.
“The Jetovator takes the fun to a whole new level,” says Richard. “It allows almost anyone with a personal water craft to start performing stunts like backflips, barrel roles and corkscrews – they can transform their everyday selves into the superhero they always knew they were born to be!”
The Jetovator – inspired by the thrilling JetPack – works by tapping the thrust of a jetski and redirecting it through 40 feet of hose tethered to a specially made, lightweight and bouyant bike frame. Riders are propelled skyward for aerial antics up to 25 feet above the water, can dive daringly to 10 feet below the surface, or leisurely cruise along at 25mph.
“This cool contraption has never been seen this side of the world so we are very excited about launching the Jetovator at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo,” says Richard.
Already more than 1000 thrill-seekers have seized the chance to “ride the hose”, which comes from the creative minds which also introduced the Seabreacher submersible watercraft.
Gold Coast International Marine Expo event and marketing manager Emma Milne said the Jetovator would be a welcome addition to the exhibition of “all things aquatic”.
“We expect to surpass last year’s record crowd of 21,000 people because we will have something for everyone including a host of new attractions,” she said.
“Our philosophy is to host an event organised by the marine industry for the marine industry,” said Expo president Patrick Gay AM. “And this year’s Expo promises to be our most successful yet – all of our major drawcards will be back and we have also confirmed a number of world and Australian product launches”.