Ride the waves, on top and underneath, just like a dolphin aboard the latest luxury water toy, the SEABOB. It’s the hottest high-performance toy on the market, poised to eclipse the jet ski in popularity and demand. Now, it will be easier for everyone from megayacht owners, charter boat operators and individual watersport’s enthusiasts to buy and service this world’s fastest underwater sled thanks to the opening of the manufacturer, Stuttgart, Germany-based CAYAGO AG’s international headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“We first introduced the SEABOB to the U.S. market in 2008 and its huge success made it an easy decision for the manufacturer, to build its first international offices in the heart of the U.S. yachting industry. The new facility enables us to exercise the same German standards of excellence,” says Nils Kah, CEO of CAYAGO Americas, Inc.
This 7,000-square-foot headquarters, located on Marina Mile Blvd right off I95, includes state of the art offices, repair rooms, warehousing, epoxy floor coating for ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) prevention, a showroom and a SEABOB testing pool. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November will be the very first show in which CAYAGO’s US headquarters is represented.
The SEABOB, a DPV or diver propulsion vehicle, required no license, tags or registration, unlike a jet ski. Units are battery powered. The 64-pound model retails for $8980 while the larger 77-pound model sells for $12,380. CAYAGO also sells a hand cart which makes it easy to roll the SEABOB down the dock or beach. www.seabob.com