I’ve never been a fan of golf and probably because I’m really, really terrible at it. The only cool thing about golf is the ability to drive around in golf carts and even those have limitations on where on the course you can go. What if you could take your golf cart into the heart of thick thick grass, sand traps, and even water? You can with the BW1 Golf Cart Hovercraft.
The BW1 Golf Cart Hovercraft features a 65 horsepower twin-cylinder Hirth engine with a nine-blade axial-flow ducted fan which can get you to speeds as high as 45 miles per hour. When cruising, you will be riding/gliding about nine-inches off the ground on a cushion of air without having to worry about causing damage to the grass.
The fan’s streamline design helps minimize noise and with 45mph capability, your 18-hole outing will be completed in no time. The Golf Cart Hovercraft features motorcycle-style steering with its handlebars which control its patented fly-by-wire reverse thrust which allows it to brake as well as reverse hovering at speeds as high as 25 miles per hour.
The vehicle can seat a total of four people under its lift-up roof while two golf bags can be stored in the rear in an open compartment. The BW1 Golf Cart Hovercraft also features a low profile and its aerodynamic design minimizes air drag to maximize stability in high crosswind conditions. The craft’s fiberglass and urethane composite hull meets the US Coast Guard’s standards for reliable hovering watercraft.
Hammacher Schlemmer is selling this 600 pound craft for a hefty $58,000. If that’s too much and you happen to be in Springfield, OH, the Ohio Golf Club is renting this craft out for $230/round.