Patent Number: 6,250,983

Title: Personal watercraft

Abstract: The present personal watercraft is comprised of a hull with a center portion, and a pair of elongated side pontoons extending substantially behind the center portion. A rear-facing seat is arranged on the rear of the center portion. The rear of the hull behind the seat and between the pontoons is open for enabling a rider to kick for propulsion. The center portion and the pontoons each have a curved bottom for improving directional control. The hull includes a bow with a substantially slanted bottom, and sides that converge to a point for improving speed and gliding over seaweed. The hull is preferably made of a floatable rigid material. A watertight storage compartment is provided in the center portion for stowing equipment. Seat belts are connected across the seat for securing a rider in rough water. A removable apron is stretched across the pontoons behind the seat for use in fly fishing. A detachable harness attached to the top of the pontoons allow the watercraft to be carried on the back of a person. A detachable undercarriage and tow bar allow the watercraft to be towed behind a vehicle. A camouflage mesh tent is removably attached on the hull for use in hunting.

Inventors: Paterson; William (Santa Rosa, CA)


International Classification: B63C 13/00 (20060101); B63B 17/02 (20060101); B63B 17/00 (20060101); B63B 035/78 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018