The Skimmer, And Other Instruments of Water-borne Death

If you’ve ever felt your life lacks that certain gut-wrenching fear of imminent impact and death, then have I got a jet ski for you. Starting out half-submerged in water, the Skimmer, using the wing-in-ground effect, achieves enough lift at 60 km/h to break from the water and at 100 km/h reaches an elevation of 1.5 meters above sea level.  At this point the rider shifts weight and uses the handlebars to alternate power to the two motors in order to steer.

Designer: Zapp Design