Electric Surfer

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The Wheeebo is due for release in 2020
The Wheeebo is due for release in 2020(Credit: Yanmar)

Perhaps best-known for its diesel engines and robotic agricultural equipment, Japanese company Yanmar also makes personal watercraft. Its latest addition to the latter category is a little something known as the Wheeebo, which is kind of like an aquatic Segway.

Due to be released next year at a yet-to-be-announced price, the Wheeebo takes the form of a thick floating disc which the user stands upon.

They then simply shift their body weight in the direction that they wish to travel, with integrated sensors detecting that shift and causing the electric-motored craft to accelerate, stop or turn accordingly. While Yanmar has referred to a “propeller mounted under the board,” it’s not immediately clear if that prop swivels in different directions, if it has a steerable rudder behind it, or what.

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