Making a splash around the Riviera and Med this year as both a toy and a tender, the Waterbuggy has struck a chord with boat owners for its versatility and fun.
The Waterbuggy is a new water vehicle combining the best of a jetski and a sea bike. The invention of the Turkish-based Bodrum Marine Group, it’s cute and easy to use and is fast becoming a favourite water vehicle in other parts of the world.
According to its inventors, 'this brilliant little boat can be used by all the family and is safe and suitable for sea, lake and river waters. WaterBuggy is also a sure hit as a rental leisure boat being durable and tough enough for frequent use'.
WaterBuggy is propelled with the touch of a button. The hand held joystick responds to right-left-forward commands and moves the vehicle smoothly in the desired direction. With a maximum capacity of three people, it can attain speeds of 8 to 10 kph and is suitable for waters as shallow as 1m.
It boasts Anti corrosion handles; Engine air intake; Portable fuel tank; Easy to use with joystick control; Turbine system allowing 360° turns; Honda 10HP (Mercury 9.9HP, Mariner 9.8HP, Tohatsu 9.8HP).
There are also Waterbuggy Bike and Waterbuggy Canoe versions.