If you have $17,000 and really, really like water skiing, are a professional in training or just don't trust your fiendish friends driving the boat, then go solo with this cool new Water Skier Controlled Tow Boat. This powerful unmanned water skiing boat is controlled entirely by the skier via a six-button control panel on the tow rope handle. Using slight thumb movements, it commands the boat to start, stop, accelerate, decelerate or turn and automatically stops the boat if you let go of the handle. It features a 3 cylinder, two-stroke 70 horsepower engine with jet pump and axial flow propulsion that can generate speeds up to 40 mph and create wakes for jumps and other tricks and a 40' tow rope that's also ideal slalom skiing, knee boarding, wake boarding, or tubing too. The only downside is that it won't return to rescue you when you take the inevitable epic face-plant into the water, but then again, it won't laugh at you either!