If you’ve ever craved for some kind of privacy in lakes or ponds, all-around retailer Hammacher Schlemmer wants to introduce you to an electric watercraft that can address your needs.

Think of this electric watercraft as an obscenely luxurious raft made from fiberglass and trimmed with fancy mahogany and chromed holdings. It also has stainless steel drink holders and a built-in cooler that can hold as much as 12 bottles of beer in case you want to spend your alone time relaxing with a brew in hand.

Speaking of relaxing, Hammacher Schlemmer also added twin foam-padded recumbent seats upholstered in marine-grand vinyl to keep up with its flamboyant appearance and a waterproof, 120-watt audio system with two five-inch speakers that can play music from a connected iPod.

The boat runs on a 12-volt electric motor that sends power to its two-bladed propeller, providing four mph of steady relaxation. A control knob was added into the portside, allowing you to switch between five forward and two reverse speeds. There’s also a hand tiller on the starboard side that has a thumb-activated throttle helps the watercraft steer seamlessly.

Hammacher Schlemmer’s electric-powered watercraft is a thing of beauty and its functions aren’t too bad, either. So naturally, it costs quite a lot, too. One unit of this randy dandy watercraft will set you back a cool $3,500. Fortunately, Hammacher Schlemmer is offering a lifetime guarantee at no additional charge.

Continue reading to read more about Hammacher Schlemmer’s new one-person electric watercraft.

Why it matters

Stop me if you think I’m going a little overboard, but I can already imagine what it must feel like to take Hammacher Schlemmer’s electric watercraft and bring it into a lake. Sitting on it as it leisurely goes about its business in the calm waters is about as relaxing as it can get.

You can even use the watercraft for a variety of purposes. You can try getting a tan. You can use it to explore swimming holes or visit neighboring docks. Heck, you can even use it for a fishing excursion or two.

I wouldn’t suggest you take the watercraft fishing because of space and sanitary reasons, but I do see the bonus of being able to enjoy fishing all by your lonesome with nothing but calm waters and a cool breeze posing as your company.

One concern I have about the electric watercraft is its price tag. $3,500 is a lot of money to spend on something that you can’t just bring out and use anywhere. You’re going to have to live near a body of water, preferably a lake or a big pond, to enjoy the full benefits of this beauty.

That’s an issue for me because there aren’t a lot of nice lakes and ponds where I’m from. But don’t let my geographical handicap on this matter dissuade you from giving the product some serious consideration, at least if you’re considering making the dive on that purchase.

Source: Hammacher

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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