Bloomingdale JB100 motorized Jetboard surfboard (mid 1960’s)
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Bloomingdale JB100 motorized Jetboard surfboard produced between 1965-1968. Purchased in the 1960’s, this board has remained in dry storage for over 50 years. Amazingly, it has never been ridden and is complete with all the original manuals and accessories in their original packaging! Features a flat 6.25 horsepower custom engine with jet-ski like jet and speed adjustment dial. It also comes with a leash that kills the engine when the rider falls off the board. Don’t miss your chance to own this incredibly rare piece of surfing history!
The JB100 Jetboard was originally conceived by Alfred Bloomingdale, heir to the Bloomingdale Department Store fortune. Alfred loved to surf but didn’t care for all the paddling involved. The Jetboard was his solution. The prototype was made of wood but it didn’t hold up well. The final version seen here is made of aircraft grade aluminum and is constructed like the wing of an airplane. It’s extremely difficult to find a JB100 Jetboard for sale in unridden condition. Only 600-700 were ever made and most have ended up in private collections or surfing museums. The board houses a lightweight flat Tecumseh 6.25 hp custom made engine with jet-ski like jet. The speed is controlled with a dial on the deck. A magnetized leash connects to the board so when the surfer falls, the leash detaches, and the engine shuts off. Measures: 10’10 x 26 x 5. Ride this rare Jetboard in the ocean, on a lake, or proudly display it in your home or business!
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