LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Zapworld.com exhibited a Swimmy water scooter and a Powerski land-propulsion vehicle among the specialty electric-powered items at its Action Sports Retailer booth.
The Swimmy has a housing of rotational molded polyethylene.
It retails for $499 and targets the swimming-pool and light-scuba markets.
"Everything is housed inside," said Nathan Gulbransen, account manager.
The two-speed scooter provides up to 35 pounds of thrust, enough to "pull you faster than a fast swim," he said in an interview at the trade show, held Feb. 3-5 in Long Beach.
The Swimmy is an extension of Zapworld's Sea Scooter line.
The Powerski is housed in ABS that is vacuum-formed.
It retails for $699 and can pull an in-line skater or skateboarder at speeds of up to 17 mph with a range of about seven miles, Gulbransen said.
The user holds onto poles and controls the speed using a trigger switch for acceleration or braking.
Zapworld adapts two of its electric scooter power systems for each Powerski unit.
Zapworld.com, of Sebastopol, Calif., trades as a Nasdaq small-cap issue and had 2000 sales exceeding $11.5 million.
The company also designs and makes electric-powered bicycles, scooters and motorcycles.