Home-made flying Darwin hovercraft which shot to viral Internet fame put up for sale in Karratha

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
The Sea Demon
Camera IconThe Sea Demon Credit: Supplied

Forget jet skis, forget creek bashers and forget island hoppers — the ultimate Pilbara aquatic toy has hit the buy, swap, sell pages.

Listed for the lowly sum of $19,800 this week was a hovercraft named the Sea Demon. Oh, and it can fly.

Eagle-eyed readers may recall this is the same vessel which in late 2019 went viral after being spotted in action at Deep Water Point in Perth.

The Sea Demon was built by Darwin man James Greenberger in 2018, who then made the move to Perth the following September

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The Sea Demon
Camera IconThe Sea Demon Credit: Supplied

Purchased and moved up to Karratha in March this year, current owner Rory McLeod told Gone Troppo the Sea Demon was exhilarating to pilot.

“I wanted to go and find mud crabs in the Maitland River,” he said.

“It has been inclement weather for three months though so I have only been able to mess around in the harbour.

“I haven’t explored its full potential of flying it yet.”

Find us a better mud crab chaser, we’ll wait.

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