For this week’s The Shipping Price is Right! promotion on Facebook, we asked “What is this, and how much does it cost to move it across the US?”
The answer: it’s a Powerski Jetboard. Basically, it’s a powered, motorized surfboard that works similar to other personal watercraft.
What’s the final cost to ship the Jetboard from Tacoma, WA to Danielson, CT?
The answer is $549. Here’s the shipment listing. Congrats to this week’s winner on Facebook.
We’ve recently seen several powered surboards shipped on the site in our sporting equipment and personal watercraft shipment categories. The unit itself weighs about 190 lbs., but the shipper estimates when packed and crated it weighs closer to 380 lbs. When you consider the weight and nearly 9-foot length of the shipment, uShip is the only way to go for shipping.
The story behind this strange watercraft is pretty interesting– evolving from an idea in 1987, to the development of over 100 pre-production prototypes, to its production launch in 2005.
It looks pretty awesome set to The Ventures’ soundtrack.