Jet Ski is the brand name of a personal watercraft manufactured by Kawasaki, a Japanese company. The term is often used generically to refer to any type of personal watercraft used mainly for recreation, and it is also used as a verb to describe the use of this type of water vehicle. Jet Skis typically can carry 1-2 people seated in a configuration like a typical bicycle or motorcycle.
It was the "first commercially successful" personal watercraft in America, having been released in 1972 (after reaching a license agreement with the inventor of the Jet Ski, Clayton Jacobson II when his license agreement with Bombardier expired).
"Jet Ski" is a proper noun and registered trademark of Kawasaki.
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