ZAPATA RACING® started to develop the Flyboard® during Spring 2011.
Our strength is our experience in racing jet skis and all the prototypes we made in a record time.
(FZ 950 developed and produced in 6 months, MZR V8 was developed and started his first international races in 3 months and MZR V6 was developed and started to run in 2 months).
Everything went very fast.
After several prototypes we finally succeeded to get out of water and stabilize in the air thanks to our under feet propulsion and hand stabilization.
Then, we worked during a month in improving the flight intuitivity, we patented in INPI and introduced the Flyboard® during the World Championship in China.
We posted a video on Youtube which was visited more than 2,5 million times in 15 days, many TV rebroadcasts were scheduled and many shows are organized in the more prestigious areas like Las Vegas…
According to the singularity, accessibility and the ease of use of the Flyboard, the public as well as the media made the Flyboard the new extreme sport phenomenon.
Thanks to a wide distribution network located in all continents, the Flyboard became in less than 6 months an unavoidable nautical discipline.
And as an evidence, after only a year and a half marketing development, more than 2500 Flyboards are in circulation.