The Intentional Resemblance of a Manta Ray in the Design of a New Carbon Fiber Jet Ski
In terms of how the Brooklyn startup has created a follow-up to the Luna motorcycle, it is a real stunner to behold.
It's hard to believe a jet ski can look this good.
The incredibly chic Raye is the first personal watercraft from Tarform, and has just been revealed in images for the first time. There may be no denying the style of the vehicle, but what truly makes it stand out is the fact that the car is powered entirely by electricity.
This Brooklyn-based startup is preparing to release its second product soon -- a follow-up to its equally striking Luna motorcycle. While the upcoming product is a high-tech marvel, it was inspired by nature, in particular the ocean, for its design. That's because the watercraft has a unique look that is inspired by the look of the manta ray, which may have given away its name.
Rich Report describes the Raye's biomorphic design as having a hood, handlebars (designed with an integrated infotainment system) as well as a seat that are all unified into a single flowing shape. The Raye is either constructed from carbon fiber or a biodegradable flax seed weave-reinforced composite.
At the moment, the watercraft is still just a concept, so it is likely that some modifications will be made before it can go into production, but at this point, it seems to be unlike anything else on the market at the moment.
The sleek design of the Raye may be what catches the attention of most people, but its most impressive feature might very well be its powertrain. The good news is that Tarform is well versed in the field of battery-powered motorcycles since it has already created one.
According to the company, the watercraft will be equipped with an electric waterjet propulsion system that will be capable of pushing it up to a top speed of 50 mph with an electric water jet propulsion system.
In spite of the fact that it won't be the fastest jet ski on the water, you will still enjoy a thrilling ride on it. A 120-hp and a 70-hp version of the Raye will reportedly be available at launch as well as a 70-hp model that offers a ride time of up to an hour and a 70-hp model that offers a ride time of up to an hour. We do not know how long it will take to charge the watercraft, but it will be compatible with Level 1 and Level 2 chargers, so it will not take very long to charge the watercraft.
While Tarform is still in the process of developing the Raye, the company expects to put the watercraft into production by the end of the year like it did before with the Luna. When it finally does go on sale, the stunning watercraft should be priced somewhere around $68,000 when it does go on sale for the first time.