San Diego based startup: Bixpy LLC, has created the first portable and modular hand-held water-jet propulsion system, that can propel SUPs, kayaks, canoes and even divers and snorkelers
Watersports enthusiasts can now enjoy their adventures further, faster and with more confidence and security by using the world’s first and only portable handheld water-jet propulsion system: The Bixpy Jet™.
Weighing about 2lb (1kg), the Bixpy Jet™ generates enough thrust to drive a full-size kayak or SUP and its occupants up to 7 MPH (11km/h), with a range of 10 to 15 miles (15 to 25 km) on one battery charge.
The Bixpy Jet™ uses the latest in technology and material science to get you maximum output from their lithium-ion battery packs. Additionally, the motors and all of the accessories are saltwater resistant for use in any body of water.
For the first time, the company will be displaying the Bixpy Jets at Outdoor Retailer - Summer Market 2017 at booth 32072 and will offer special deals to dealers during the show.
In the past few months of its launch, Bixpy has already made quite a splash in the world of Blue Technology.
Last year, Bixpy won the “2016 Most Innovative New Product Award”, by CONNECT. CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego, which supports and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors.
Bixpy was also invited to display at the Innovation Alley during TEDxSanDiego - 2016 The Age of Magic, along with 20 of the coolest companies from San Diego. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas in communities around the world.