A Build-It-Yourself Modular Jet Ski That Fits in Your Car's Boot

By Andrew Liszewski on at

As fun as a jet ski is when you get on the water, they can also be a bit of a pain to haul around if you don't pay for a permanent dock. So a team of designers in Wisconsin, US, created the BomBoard, a lightweight and highly portable personal watercraft that can be easily disassembled and tossed in the boot of a compact car.

A Build-It-Yourself Modular Jetski That Fits in Your Car's Trunk

The BomBoard comes apart into four smaller modules that can be assembled in about a minute, its creators claim. And while the powertrain is the heaviest component at around 36 kilos, it's still easier to wrangle all those pieces into the boot of a car than having to back a trailer down a ramp.

A Build-It-Yourself Modular Jetski That Fits in Your Car's Trunk

With an impressive top speed of around 40 mph, the BomBoard can be ridden in either sitting or standing positions. And because it's so lightweight it's apparently very nimble on the water.

As for pricing, the BomBoard won't actually be available in the US until early 2015 , with worldwide rollout planned for a few years into sales. Its creators are optimistic that it will sell for below $3,500 (£2,100)—at least that's their goal. So it's still an expensive toy yet to be fully realised, but it's projected cost is far cheaper than other PWCs already on the market, without the added expenses of a trailer or storage at a marina. [BomBoard via Gizmag]