Snorkelers, swimmers and divers maybe interested in a new underwater jet water propulsion system called the Bixpy Jet which has been created and designed by Houman Nikmanesh based in San Diego California.
The Bixpy Jet takes the form of a powerful 1kg water-jet propulsion system that can be used to propel swimmers, divers or snorkelers through the water, but can also be attached to your kayak or SUP if preferred.
Check out the promotional video below to learn more about this completely portable water jet propulsion system which is now available to back with super early bird pledges starting at $550.
The developers of Bixpy Jet explain a little more about its inspiration, design and creation.
We have spent the last 18 months perfecting a product that is sure to change water sports for many of us and make them far more accessible and enjoyable. The Bixpy Jet is an electric water jet propulsion system that is designed to attach to virtually anything that needs a motorized boost in water. You can attach a Bixpy Jet to your kayak, standup paddle board or even hold one underwater as a diver propulsion device. The motor weighs just over 2 lb (1kg) and with its lithium-ion battery, is capable of pushing a kayak or standup paddle board over 7 MPH (11km/h)!
At roughly the size of a water bottle, the Bixpy Jet pushes close to 100 gallons of water per minute! It features a brushless motor, a built-in “brain” to keep it turning and two water cooled heatsinks so well integrated into the design, you would never know they had any function other than cosmetics!
The most challenging task aside from designing a powerful mini water-jet was developing a variety of incredibly simple and intuitive, yet versatile attachment kits to allow you to attach a Bixpy Jet to any kayak, canoe, standup paddle board or anything you need to motorize in water. All of this with the aim of ensuring you’ll be able to motorize your existing watercraft and not have to purchase a new board or kayak.
Using the same versatile attachment point on the motor housing, we have already designed 5 attachments and are offering them in this Kickstarter campaign. We are also hard at work identifying more popular kayaks and boards so we can design custom fitted adapters for more popular products on the market in the near future.
Jump over to Kickstarter for more information and to make a pledge.