If you love to be on the water and cruising at high speeds on a motorboat or jet ski isn't enough for you, then you might want to consider a Tarzan Boat. It's an "all in one" solution boat that includes numerous adrenaline filled activities. The boat itself can come in three different sizes which include a corkscrew slide, two Olympic grade trampolines, and a cargo net. If you're looking for the perfect way to take a dip, this might be it.
The other nice thing about the Tarzan Boat is that it's a fit for all ages and can be a money generator. The company boasts of its business package and explains to owners how they can charge by the hour as well as maximize profit. While the company speaks of profits as high as $5,000 per day, that all depends on your location and how big a crowd you can draw. Spring break, for example, would be a perfect venue.
However, know this. A Tarzan Boat is not for everyone and it doesn't come cheap. It's ideal for resorts, businesses, and other organizations who have the funds to afford one. The price of the Tarzan Boat, $63,700, includes an outboard engine, life jackets and all associated equipment. However, high net worth individuals would certainly have a ball with one of these.
Here's a video you might like to watch if you're thinking of purchasing one.
So how was this boat made? According to the website:
Research and development started from the bottom: the floating deck. In order to design a water park with trampolines, high jumps, a slide and rope swing ...the deck had to provide the ultimate stability, while staying close to water level and offering the strength and capability of the the nuts and bolts of the rest of the boat: the fun. Engineers could not use a traditional barge, boat hull or pontoons, so a state-of-the art floating combination of them all was developed.
Multiple slides were considered, trampolines on each sides of the boat and also a single tier spiral staircase were portions of early concepts.
We expect little kids, teenagers and adults to be drawn to Tarzan Boat for an experience to share with everyone. So this is not child's play: it is adrenaline. Make it exciting.
Tarzan Boat had to be designed so you didn't want to leave.
When you look closely at the customized aluminum "puddles", the fluid staircases, the span of the rope swing and the trajectory of the trampolines, it doesn't take an adrenaline junkie to realize the precision of Tarzan Boat.
Making Tarzan Boat safe but practical as a business was a big goal. What if you are in shallow water? We don't want a deep hull — so if the water only sinks 12" in the water they could pull right up to a beach or shallow area to pick up customers.
It was tempting to put too much on the boat, but lifeguard visibility was crucial from the mid platform, you can see everything. So, then we established the tight lifeguard rules for safe use. Weight capacity was over-engineered, but ultimately safe since it holds 16 tons.
Now we have a product. For the owner, there is no labor of setting up. There is no inflating, lifting, breaking down and very little cleaning. Just move the boat from the dock into deeper water and throw out the anchor and you are ready.
No operation cost on the boat except for the small amount of gas from your outboard engine. One marine battery is dedicated for the engine, while another marine battery serves the water pump for the water slide, the depth meter and the bluetooth-ready music system.
Strong, fun, capable, safe... Tarzan Boat was born.
Written by Garrett Parker
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