To Infinity and... James Bond? Futuristic Water-Powered Jet Pack Wows Audiences at London Boat Show

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It looks like
a scene from a James Bond movie… That or Buzz Lightyear has actually
come to life.

But engineers
in Canada have designed a water-powered jet pack that can hover
up to 30 metres in the air and reach speeds of 22mph.

And now fans
of 007, or indeed Pixar’s Toy
Story
, can get their hands on the high-tech flying machine
for just £110,000.

The Jetley-Flyer
uses a powerful engine to pump water through a downward pointing
tube, propelling the pilot into the air.

It was unveiled
over the Thames river outside the ExCel centre in East London.

Opened by girl-racer
and model Jodie Kidd, the seven-day London International Boat Show
showcases the world’s best in marine technology.

Exhibits range
from kayaks and remote-control boats to a record-breaking 100-tonne
superyacht and 40-metre Sunseeker pleasure boat worth £15million.

The Princess
32m superyacht, which made its world debut at the Show, is the largest
and heaviest boat to ever be displayed inside the halls of the ExCeL
centre.

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