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Kymera floats fast, lightweight and powerful electric personal watercraft

Kymera floats fast, lightweigh...
The Kymera K-X2 will go on sale later this year, or early 2020
The Kymera K-X2 will go on sale later this year, or early 2020
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The Kymera K-X2 features 10,000 watt of all-electric power that will see it zip up to 35 mph
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The Kymera K-X2 features 10,000 watt of all-electric power that will see it zip up to 35 mph
The Kymera K-X2's battery bank will provide an hour's use per charge
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The Kymera K-X2's battery bank will provide an hour's use per charge
The Kymera K-X2 will go on sale later this year, or early 2020
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The Kymera K-X2 will go on sale later this year, or early 2020

Jason Woods began his quest to build an inexpensive and easily hauled personal watercraft way back in 2004. He introduced us to the Kymera jetboard in 2011, which went electric the year after and launched on Kickstarter in 2013. In 2016, we spent some time on the water with the body board, and now the Kymera K-X2 has been announced.

The latest addition to the Kymera product line – which will include a battery-powered kayak and an electric surfboard, as well as the body board – is billed as "faster and more lightweight than any competing product."

Full specs are a bit on the light side, but we do know that 10,000 watts of all-electric power will zip the K-X2 personal watercraft up to 35 mph (56 km/h). And the company reckons that water babies will get about an hour of mixed use per charge of its removable battery, which is compatible with all other Kymera products.

The Kymera K-X2's battery bank will provide an hour's use per charge
The Kymera K-X2's battery bank will provide an hour's use per charge

The 84 x 40 x 26 inch (213 x 101 x 66 cm) wave rider weighs in at 70 lb (32 kg) and can split in two for ease of transport in cars, SUVs and trucks – one part tipping the scales at 45 lb and the other at 25 lb.

The K-X2 will initially be available to early adopters for US$5,995, with shipping expected to start later this year or early next. Once in production, buyers will need to cough up $6,495. The video below has more.

Source: Kymera

K-X2 Promo

5 comments
jerryd
Better have strong knees and have water without waves. Even hitting a boat wake will pound the knees. Should have a taller seat and get off one's knees. I'd rather have 2 seats in a comfortable, more seaworthy, slower, far longer range.
Bill S.
That has got to be the worst "sitting position" ever. Good luck selling these.
TomLeeM
I think that is neat. I agree with the knees mentioned by others. I would not get one since my knees are no longer in good shape.
minivini
Have none of you ever ridden a knee board? They aren’t comfortable, but they ARE fun! With the sort of run time expected for this thing, the kneeling position will be fine for anyone willing and able to ride it.
PAV
Because my knees won't bend that way anymore I wouldn't be able to ride this. Part of the reason my knees won't bend that way anymore is because of kneeboards. Warning to you young folk