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YuJet Surfer electric jetboard promises 40 minute ride at up to 24 mph

YuJet Surfer electric jetboard...
No need to hit the beach to surf, you can make your own waves with the YuJet Surfer electric jetboard
No need to hit the beach to surf, you can make your own waves with the YuJet Surfer electric jetboard
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The YuJet Surfer is controlled using a wireless hand-held remote, which offers two performance modes
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The YuJet Surfer is controlled using a wireless hand-held remote, which offers two performance modes
The YuJet Surfer electric jetboard can get up to 24 mph
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The YuJet Surfer electric jetboard can get up to 24 mph
No need to hit the beach to surf, you can make your own waves with the YuJet Surfer electric jetboard
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No need to hit the beach to surf, you can make your own waves with the YuJet Surfer electric jetboard
The YuJet Surfer's removable waterproof Li-ion battery offers up to 40 minutes on the water per charge
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The YuJet Surfer's removable waterproof Li-ion battery offers up to 40 minutes on the water per charge
The wireless controller with variable speed trigger offers beginner and rider performance modes
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The wireless controller with variable speed trigger offers beginner and rider performance modes
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A design team comprising pro surfers and engineers has revealed its first product aimed at having eco-friendly fun on the water. The YuJet Surfer is an electric surfboard that's said to bring "the power of a jetski to a surfboard."

Surfboards able to propel themselves are nothing new, but they're still not a particularly common sight at beaches, lakes or rivers. If you want to make your own waves without polluting the local environment with noise and fumes, you could opt for even more rare all-electric boards. But it'll cost you a pretty penny – the recently announced Rävik S, for example, could set you back almost US$19,000. A new e-surfer from YuJet washes up at almost half that.

"We’ve worked for years to create a product that can propel powered water sports forward," said YuJet's co-founder, Jeremy Schneiderman. "Our first product to market, the YuJet Surfer, is the culmination of our passion, our experience, and our vision for the future. We wanted to make a product that was easy to ride for every skill level and could deliver the thrill of surfing in just minutes. We cannot wait for everyone to experience the excitement of the ride."

The YuJet Surfer electric jetboard can get up to 24 mph
The YuJet Surfer electric jetboard can get up to 24 mph

The YuJet Surfer, like the Rävik S, rocks a carbon fiber hull with Eva grips and neoprene handles that helps it tip the scales at 20 lb (9 kg), with the battery removed. That lithium-ion battery is reported waterproof and could keep you on the water for up to 40 minutes per charge. An electric motor drives a jetski-like water jet for up to 24 mph (38.6 km/h) of relatively quiet, local emissions-free e-surfing.

The wireless controller with variable speed trigger offers beginner and rider performance modes, and YuJet reckons that learners can be up and riding on the water in as little as five minutes.

And when it's time to head home, the fins and battery can be removed without needing tools. The company has aimed for minimal maintenance too, with a quick spray down with clean water all that's needed to keep the e-surfboard looking sharp. Optional accessories include a replacement battery, battery charger and wheel set (to help roll the board to waiting transport on land).

The YuJet Surfer is available from today for US$9,999, which ain't cheap. But if you have the cash to splash, it does look like fun – as you can see in the short video below.

YuJet Electric Surfboards!

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6 comments
paul314
If it's not as loud as a jetski I'm all for it. One or two of those can pretty much destroy a lake for everyone else.
guzmanchinky
We are looking into buying two of something like this to keep in our RV we live in. But we can't decide between the foil models "Lift" and these surfboard types. And they are all crazy expensive. I can understand if they are 2 to 3 times what a top of the line Evolve e Skateboard costs, but why so much more? Is it the waterproofing? This is a more reasonable price but maybe I'll wait until there is more competition to drive the prices down to the $3k level. $10k buys you a nice jet ski and that just doesn't make sense that this little board could cost that much...
BlueOak
Cool stuff. But why so expensive? Are they job-shop custom built for each order? Seems like they could be manufactured and sold for less than half that $10k price.
Signguy
$10 K? Not worth it.
martinwinlow
Specs (FCOL?!!!)?
foxpup
One more product to help stupid people remove themselves from the gene pool. Go too far out, can't make it back..... Still, it could be a lot of fun for the sensible people.