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Our Story

CHANGING THE GAME!

We are a small team of passionate entrepreneurs, adventure seekers and devoted gadget geeks.  We love tinkering and building and more than anything, we love making innovative products that are not only functional and beautiful, but intuitive to use and most importantly, fun to own.

In 2014, on a kayak fishing trip off the coast of San Diego, we ventured a little further than we should have and quickly learned the difficulties of fighting current and wind to get home. Luckily, we returned home without incident, but the next morning, we were on a hunt to motorize our kayak. After an unfruitful few days of searching, we realized there was nothing really practical nor affordable that could motorize our existing kayak. And thus we set out on a mission to build a thruster for all kayakers, who like us want to venture further, faster and with more confidence.

Our primary focus was to build a super portable thruster that would not become a chore to take on a kayak. As we began fine tuning our design, we quickly realized that we could make a device so small that we could easily attach it to any personal watercraft. Not only could it propel kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards, but with a smaller power pack, it could propel a swimmer, snorkeler or diver!

From there, we spent the next 18 months perfecting our thruster making it rugged, yet beautiful and powerful, yet intuitive to use. Most importantly, it is easy to install on anything you can imagine and fun to use!

We hope one day you enjoy using our products as much as we have enjoyed building them and when you do, we would love to hear from you with suggestions, ideas and improvements.

THE NEW WAY TO INTERACT WITH WATER

If there was ever a way to hack the aquatic industry, this is it. The Bixpy Jet is the world’s first and only portable, handheld water propulsion device. Every piece of technology that has gone into developing this product is ground breaking: from the electronic circuitries that control everything, to the design of the propeller. Even the way the system switches on and off has been researched and perfected to bring you one of the most innovative, yet intuitive device of its kind.

Owning a Bixpy Jet will make many adventures accessible to new users and give experienced users a way to explore new places, a safe way to get home when you need to get home and a way to do things you never imagined possible.

THE SCIENCE

To ensure maintenance free operation and the ability to use the Bixpy Jets in fresh or saltwater, we explored every nook and cranny of the material science world. Every single part of this sophisticated device is custom built to withstand the harshest conditions. From the custom built thruster to the shaft seals, we left nothing unexplored. In addition, all the components and connectors that are submersed are IP68 rated and even the parts that are exposed to mere splashing are rated to at least IP67.

We have spent more than a year researching and testing various propellers, thrusters, nozzles, electronics and batteries to create the most powerful water jet propulsion system in the world. At roughly the size and weight of a 1L bottle of water, the Bixpy Jet generates enough thrust to drive a 240 lb kayak with two adults against ocean tides and wind!

 

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BOOST ANYTHING

Developing the Bixpy Jet was only the beginning. We have also developed a wide array of attachments and adapters that will allow you to attach your Bixpy Jet to virtually any small watercraft you can imagine. Even more exciting is the fact that you can boost your swimming, diving or snorkeling adventures with the handheld battery pack that turns your Bixpy Jet into the ultimate diver propulsion vehicle. 

SAFE, CLEAN AND QUIET

With a compact design and lithium batteries that will run your Bixpy Jet for hours, adding a Bixpy Jet to your next water adventure is not only a great way to explore more, but a great way to add a layer of safety to your trip. There is nothing tougher than having to fight current, wind or a changing tide after a long day on the water.  Knowing you have the option to assist your trip back home is the greatest feeling of safety and security.

Because the Bixpy Jets have impellers instead of propellers, you can safely use them around kids and pets and not worry about hurting anyone. In addition, the thrusters have multiple auto shut off mechanisms that will prevent them from accidental starts, over heating and running loose.

The Bixpy Jet is also uses clean electric energy with zero emissions and no pollutants going into our waterways. The thrusters are 100% sealed and run on rechargeable lithium batteries.  So you can use them in sensitive waterways without worrying about polluting the water.

And since the Bixpy Jet is a direct drive thruster, it is whisper quiet. So it won't disrupt your fishing trips or sound like you're running a tank underwater!

AWARDS

Bixpy Jet has been selected as the winner in the Sport and Active Lifestyle Technologies Category at CONNECT’s 29th Annual Most Innovative New Product Awards.

The award recognizes and lauds groundbreaking products released within the last 18 months from San Diego-based innovation companies. To be recognized and win the Most Innovative Product award of the year in Southern California is an unbelievable honor!  

 

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BIXPY IN THE MEDIA

 

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