The Mako Slingshot reinvents the way you play on the water and opens the door to an entirely new level of surfing, redefining the genre. This is a jetboard built on an insatiable thirst for the ultimate of experiences. Whether carving around the coastline or tearing across a lake, the Mako Slingshot is the ultimate watercraft to give you that adrenaline buzz and ear-to-ear grin.
The Mako Slingshot’s carbon fiber construction makes it light, easily transportable and fits comfortably into the back of your car; so there’s no need for a trailer to help you get where you want to go, or a friend to lend a hand when carrying the Mako Slingshot down to the water.
Slingshot’s potent powerplant produces 15hp and can launch you to speeds in excess of 30mph. Clever V-hull design ensures you maintain composure over virtually any water surface, while state-of-the-art hydrodynamics creates agile rider-active handling for every pulse-pounding excursion.
Slingshot’s perfectly spaced diamond groove pads provide unidirectional traction that grips when pushing into the straps, and releases when pulling out – perfect for powering through turns or landing those difficult manoeuvres. The dual density construction offers a softer inside layer for comfort and a harder, grippier upper layer to give you complete control and connection to the board.
The Slingshot’s press-catch cowling opens at the lightest touch to provide convenient, direct access to the spacious engine bay. The engine is cradled on easily accessible mounting points for easy maintenance, while multiple bulkheads and drainage channels protect from sea and foul water entering the engine bay during use.
Slingshot’s recessed side handles makes for effortless carrying, putting the weight over your centre of gravity so you don’t have to compensate or lean awkwardly. Gone are burning forearms and numbing fatigue as you stretch to wrap fingertips around the rail. Just pick up the board and go, for a stress free journey to the water with little effort needed even over longer distances.
Slingshot gets rid of unnecessary faff and focuses on putting the necessities at your fingertips. The readily placed external filler cap safeguards riders by removing combustible fuel away from any hotspots ensuring greater safety and practicality for faster refuelling when out on the water. The 2.8 litre (0.74 gal) fuel tank gives a forty minute range at full throttle, redefining your possibilities for exploration and adventure.
Whether left foot forward or right, Mako gives you ultimate control of your stance and the board. The easy single adjustment Velcro strap provides a solid connection between rider and board for active handling when carving turns. The asymmetrical body shape gives a positive fit yet allowing dynamic foot position and duck adjustment for a more personalised stance.
The tri-fin thruster setup combines speed, precision and control in a range of conditions. The fin layout gives excellent drive, grip, and hold to produce what has been a favourite fin setup for the past quarter century. In the water this translates to greater manoeuvrability and stability so you can make those snappy pivot turns with complete confidence knowing that the fins will hold and project, while the deeper rear fin will eat any chop you may have to deal with.