The Mako Slingshot reinvents the way you play on the water and opens the door to an entirely new level of surfing, redefining the genre. This is a jetboard built on an insatiable thirst for the ultimate of experiences. Whether carving around the coastline or tearing across a lake, the Mako Slingshot is the ultimate watercraft to give you that adrenaline buzz and ear-to-ear grin. It sounds like the sort of thing Q would give James Bond, but the Slingshot is powered by a 100cc two-stroke engine hooked up to a direct-drive axial-flow jet drive. Top speed is north of 30 mph (48 km/h), but Mako also says the power plant has been tuned for punchy low-down torque.
With a 2.8-liter (0.74-gal) fuel tank, riders will be able to cruise for about 40 minutes before they need to top up with 95 RON fuel. The engine is held on easy-to-access mounting points, and Mako says there are multiple bulkheads and drainage channels to keep it clean. Measuring up at 1.88 m (74 in) long and 59.6 cm (23.5 in) wide, the board’s carbon fiber construction makes it light, easily transportable and fits comfortably into the back of your car; so there’s no need for a trailer to help you get where you want to go, or a friend to lend a hand when carrying the Mako Slingshot down to the water. Unfortunately, the featherweight construction also prevents anyone over 100 kg (220 lb) from using the board.
With a starting price of £7,500 or around $9,800, this stunning wakeboard is only for the well-heeled owners.