Sinclair Research / Bombardier
/ Daka Development, 2001
SeaScooter (right), an electric personal propeller
for divers and snorkelers, is a somewhat surprising but notably
successful addition to Sinclair's line of electric vehicles.
The user holds the device by the handle and lets him- or herself
be pulled through the water at a speed of 2mph (3kph) at a
depth of up to 65ft (20m). The built-in battery lasts for
about an hour and can be recharged overnight.
The SeaScooter marks a significant
departure for Sinclair. It was designed by Sinclair
Research, developed by Bombardier (better known for its trains
and military equipment) and manufactured and distributed by
Daka Development Ltd. It has been a considerable success and
is widely available from retailers - including, improbably,
Selfridges department store in London!