When say joystick-controlled boat, the first thing you think it’s probably the toy! In this case you’re wrong, it’s all really. Polish company SkyYacht built the Joyboat – an electric-powered boat controlled by a simple joystick.
The 5-person motorboat (which is referred to as a yacht) is powered by two electric motors, and steered using a joystick. It can run for up to 8-hours on a full charge. This special yacht measures 14 ft (4.28 metres) long and 7 ft (2.17 metres) wide and weights 860 lbs (390 kgs).
Joyboat is available as a Standard model or a Prestige model. The more expensive Prestige model has more powerful motors (80 lbs of thrust vs 55 lbs), a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display which provides control of both navigation and entertainment systems, 2x50W speakers, GPS, remote steering and cruise control. A Bimini top, cover, trailer and table are all optional extras.
The basic model has a suggested price of €6,900 ($9,600).