Water sports lovers can now rejoice, as the Kochi International Marina is ready with speed boats and jet kayaks from this January. As per the authorities, they are planning to introduce the jet kayaks for rent and sale. With a speed of 40 km/hour in water, these US made double seater vessels will be used in open sea, back waters, rivers, estuaries, reservoirs and lakes.
The authorities are also planning such vessels in Andamans and Odisha too. They have already got mandatory safety and other clearances from Ports Department and Cochin Port Trust and will operate in the Bolgatty-Marine Drive Corridor. They will not be working during bad weather. As part of the safety precaution, a technically trained person will be accompanying the guest and the guests will be asked to wear life jackets and each will be insured for Rs.5 lakh.