History of Jet Skis

A Brief History of Jet Skis

History of Jet Skis

History of Jet Skis

The first personal watercraft that met with any degree of commercial success in America was the jet ski, manufactured by Kawasaki. It was released to the public in 1972.

It was a new way to enjoy the water and they instantly became a success. The Jet Ski is credited as being invented by Clayton Jacobsen. He was known as being a motorcycle enthusiast. Now Bay Point Waters Sports customers know who to thank when having a blast on the water with our jet ski rentals in Panama City Beach!

Today’s Modern Jet Skis

Yamaha, the brand that Bay Point Water Sports has available to rent is known for making safe, reliable and high performing watercrafts. Jet Skis are very maneuverable and if you are a new rider, it is fairly easy to learn how to ride. Jet skis fit two riders, so you can enjoy the fun with someone else. Bay Point Water Sports want you to feel safe so we will have an instructor, or teacher show you how to operate the jet ski.

Safer & Faster!

Modern Jet Skis

Modern Jet Skis

Modern jet skis today have more technology, so they go faster, and are way safer. Yamaha Waverunners were first sold in 1986 and can be sat in instead of standing for better control. Today’s modern jet skis are of a much higher quality, especially in handling and safety than when first released to the public. Yamaha Waverunners are what Bay Point Water Sports sells, so you will have a good jet ski when you rent one from us!

Here’s an interesting fact from the Wikipedia Jet Ski Page

Though the proper noun “Jet Ski” is a registered trademark of Kawasaki, the common noun “jet ski” refers to small recreational watercraft. The Oxford English Dictionary records the term in use in 1961 to describe the aquatic motorbike, and in 1948 to designate a jet-propelled aircraft equipped with skis.

Come take advantage our the most modern Jet Skis on the beach, and book our Jet Ski rentals online today!