Ross Kemp, a British designer, has designed electric powered Water Rescue Craft to help lifeguards rescue people easier. You can say that we already have jet skis and powerboats, however, they are the kind of watercrafts which are fuel thirsty and expensive. This project offers affordable electric alternative that takes advantage of the sun to power itself, so you don’t need to fill the gas tank every week. The team has done great interviews with many trainers, lifeguards, supervisors, boat designers, marine engineers, and even a rocket scientist, all these were done to ensure they design the watercraft especially for beach lifeguards.
Aside being a pollution free, the powerful electric motor can save lifeguard’s valuable energy in patrol and rescue. Lifeguards can easily recharge the power while sitting on the waterline at the ready. Currently, this project seems to progress so well, each prototype gets a little closer to what will eventually be manufactured for everyone to buy. It is able to reach a top speed of 15 miles/hour, but hopefully the commercial ready unit will be capable of much higher speed.
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