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Jet Ski is the brand name of a personal watercraft manufactured by Kawasaki, a Japanese company. The term is often used generically to refer to any type of personal watercraft used mainly for recreation, and it is also used as a verb to describe the use of this type of water vehicle. Jet Skis typically can carry 1-2 people seated in a configuration like a typical bicycle or motorcycle. It was the "first commercially successful" personal watercraft in America, having been released in 1972 (after reaching a license agreement with the inventor of the Jet Ski, Clayton Jacobson II when his license agreement with Bombardier expired).
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Jet Ski

Jet Ski

Jet Ski

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Jet Ski is the brand name of a personal watercraft[1] manufactured by Kawasaki,[2] a Japanese company.[3] The term is often used generically to refer to any type of personal watercraft used mainly for recreation, and it is also used as a verb to describe the use of this type of water vehicle.[4] Jet Skis typically can carry 1-2 people seated in a configuration like a typical bicycle or motorcycle.

It was the "first commercially successful" personal watercraft in America, having been released in 1972 (after reaching a license agreement with the inventor of the Jet Ski, Clayton Jacobson II when his license agreement with Bombardier expired).[2]

Proper noun

"Jet Ski" is a proper noun and registered trademark of Kawasaki.

Incidents

There have been fatal accidents involving Jet Skis. In a notable case U.S. astronaut Alan G. Poindexter died in 2012 due to an accident with a Jet Ski in Florida.[5]

  1. ^ "Jet Ski". Cambridge English Dictionary. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Josephson, Paul R. (2007). Motorized Obsessions: Life, Liberty, and the Small-Bore Engine. JHU Press. p. 150. ISBN 9780801886416. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  3. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/13/world/gallery/japanese-inventions-changed-how-we-live/index.html
  4. ^ "Jet Ski". Merriam Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  5. ^ [1]


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