The Future is Now: the Bubba BW1 Hovercraft is Here! (w/ video)


Pro Golfer Bubba Watson wants to put you behind a different kind of “green” vehicle: his go-anywhere, ride-over-damn-near-anything BW1 Hovercraft … and, trust me, you want one.

Bubba’s Bubbacraft is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a hovercraft. It glides over the water hazards and sand traps of your favorite golf courses without missing a beat, and never even touches the grass and green while transporting you and your gear across all 18 holes. It’s more practical than other pie-in-the-sky hovercraft concepts we’ve covered in the past, hugely more bada** than Mercedes’ latest weirdo bug-mobile thing, and I imagine that Formula 1 drivers would rather lap Paul Ricard in a Bubbacraft than a Renault Twizy.

Unlike most of that vaporware nonsense, however, Bubba’s BW1 is really, really real. So real, in fact, that you’ll be able to go rent one THIS WEEK at Windy Knoll Golf Club in Springfield, Ohio. The club has just bought two of the BW1 Bubbacrafts for its customers to storm the beaches with use. You can buy yours for just $58,000 USD.


Sources: BubbasHover, Gawker, Mashable.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.