Video: Want an Amphibious PWC Scooter? There Is One


A hilarious video shows a rider in his underwear riding what appears to be a yellow ’97 Sea-Doo GTI that’s been converted into three-wheeled scooter. He was having a ball and so were the onlookers. Unfortunately, it was impossible to make out what anyone was saying because of the language barrier. It sounded funny though!


While such a Sea-Doo doesn’t actually exist (besides making your own), there is some information on such a vehicle that we’ve published before here, and it’s made by Gibbs Sports Amphibians; several different hybrid machines made for the amphibian in you. The trike is out there along with a two-wheeled hybrid and a Quadski, which we’ve reviewed exclusively before.

Gibbs manufactures its vehicles for excitement so they are built with speed and adrenaline in mind. The Triski is equipped with hybrid handlebars that work well on a motorcycle and a jet ski. These are used to steer its two front wheels. The Triski also has two powerful jets out the back. When the amphibious ski hits the water, the front wheels retract and the central rear wheel is pulled up into a nook beside the exhaust to allow the jets to function.

The Triski appears as though a passenger could come along for the ride. The machine has a 135-horsepower, twin cylinder turbocharged engine and can reach a top speed of 85 mph on land and 40 mph (64 km/h) on the water. The transition between scooter and ski only takes about 5 seconds. We like the idea of the quick change!

We aren’t sure if this is the model that underpants man was riding, however, it had a similar set up so we’re going with it.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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