Case of The Mondays: Is This The Ultimate PWC Parking Garage?


A recent Facebook post caught our attention as it is a pretty unique idea. The video begins by showing a Yamaha FZR Waverunner as it is being lifted out of the water by an electric lift.

As the ramped lift continues to elevate the watercraft, its vertical motion transitions into horizontal motion as the watercraft is recessed into the housing unit. As the camera pans around, we immediately begin to see a whole new take on this video.

The situation becomes clear. We are not only dealing with an average PWC lift system, but an entire PWC storage phenomenon. It is essentially a parking garage for personal watercraft.

From what we can gather by the post, this appears to be at a marina located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The elevated storage system is packed full of watercraft clearly designed to minimize the overall floor space needed.

The design concept has been around for years in mega cities around the world where cars and other storage items are placed in elevated unit spaces however this is the first time we have seen such an application applied to personal watercraft storage.

We imagine the design is related to a vending machine such that your watercraft has its own slot assignment. When that “parking space” slot is called upon, the robotic elevator arm knows exactly where to go to retrieve or store your watercraft. Simple concept, yet ingenious design.

Olha que show galera está marina aqui em Buenos Aires Argentina.

Posted by Rodrigo Xfloat on Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Brice Leckrone

Brice Leckrone

Brice is a Mechanical Engineer for 33% of the day and a PWC enthusiast for 100% of the day. When he is not at work or at the farmhouse with his wife and countless animals, he likes to be on the water. Having evolved from motorcycles and race cars that go way too fast for a married man, he now likes to ride watercraft that go way too fast for a married man.

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