That looks like a funny addition to the tender and toy garage for superyachts - the electric board Asap Wave Jam
Sometimes you meet great and interesting people on the fly. During the boot Düsseldorf, I had a talk with the guys from the Peter Diving System at their booth when Ross Kemp, Director & Founder of Asap watercrafts (Asap = as soon as possible) came by with the board on his back. Yes, there are also other electric boards but asap comes not from the yachting side but rather from the rescue side. It is obvious that technology has to operate in case of emergency.
Because superyachting is a lot of exclusive and customized stuff, I could imagine of a carbon fiber version with the yacht’s name and the color scheme of the yacht or a version painted by an artist.
However, the board has a runtime of 40 – 60 minutes, can be recharged in 90 minutes and has a top speed of 16 8.7 knots (about 16 km/h), weighs 23 kilograms and is powered by 50V Lithium-ion battery (1.46kWh, 31.2Ah).
Richard Branson, the famous founder of the Virgin Group commented the board:
“I have a deep passion for protecting the ocean but I am also familiar with the dangers they hold.
I have had my share of close shaves, and have been rescued from sinking boats and balloons many times, even had to swim for shore once clinging to a plank of wood.
I think the Asap watercraft is a fantastic invention and will be a wonderful success in Australia. Anything that can help lifeguards reach drowning casualties faster must be a good thing.”