For nearly 8 years, Belassi has had one main objective – to produce and manufacture its own new class of jet-powered watercraft from its headquarters in Leiben, Austria. After extensive research, testing and optimising their state-of-the-art designs, the expert team finally took its innovative PWC designs to series production, in what is now known as the Marine Hypercraft. Based on the impressive Hypercars from McLaren, Königsegg, Lamborghini and Bugatti, this water-based racing vehicle revolutionises the entire PWC market.
Since then, Belassi has gone on to design and launch a premium performance limited edition series that brings to life the vision of a super-luxury PWC. Taking its name from the Italian word for storm, the Burrasca combines Italian design with the slim lines of a motorcycle to set new performance and design standards in motorised motorsports.
The ocean, with its freedom from paths and trails, is the perfect environment for the unique Marine Hypercraft Burrasca. Developed for anyone who wants to discover the limits of gravity, the Jet-powered watercraft combines 320 hp and unique driving performance, like extreme cornering speeds, to offer the best acceleration you can find.
Every Burrasca, from engine to hull, is manufactured in Leiben, Austria and built from more than 2.000 parts, individually assembled by hand. Four years of development work have gone into the Marine Hypercraft Burrasca and made Belassi winner of the German Brand Award as well as the Red Dot Award.
Individuality and Design
The Burrasca aims to redefine the personal watercraft category, with elegance and speed. Hand craftsmanship, technology and perfection in Design are the principles on which the Burrasca is created. Since the production is all in-house, Belassi has full control on all processes and parts. For this reason, the Burrasca is fully customizable in terms of colour and finishing. No matter how specific the wishes are, each Burrasca can be personalised to a client’s identity and is an expression of an individual lifestyle that continually tests the limits in the search for perfection and self-realisation.
Sustainability and e-mobility are global megatrends. No sector can afford to bypass them. Belassi is taking on this challenge to bring high-performance watercraft into a new era. Currently, Belassi is testing an electric-powered personal watercraft. The engineers are studying the behaviour of the electric powertrain with the aim of creating this vehicle as small and light as possible. The goal is not just to build a new product, but to create a new hand-made masterpiece that embodies the Belassi spirit and quality in every component to revolutionise the e-watercraft market.
A Masterpiece – Awarded for Craftsmanship and Design
In the German Brand Award competition, the Marine Hypercraft Burrasca, won over the jury in the category “Excellent Brand – Luxury” and was awarded the winner title as the world’s first premium brand in the “personal watercraft” market. Furthermore Belassi won the title as the Newcomer Brand of the Year 2022 in the category “Excellent Brands”.
A competitive advantage was achieved with the creation of a dedicated category and being seen as non-replicable. “Through the synergy of innovative technology and exceptional design, combined with authentic manufacturing expertise, we have created a new and unrivalled premium segment,” says Christian Hintersteininger, Managing Director of Belassi.
“The two internationally coveted awards acknowledge Burrasca’s outstanding design and performance. It is great recognition for the performance of our company and our entire team,” says Hintersteininger. “The Titles encourage us to continue on our path to produce the most exclusive watersports vehicle that clearly stands out from the crowd.”
Elegance in Combination with Power
The Burrasca aims to redefine the personal watercraft category, with elegance and speed up to 320 hp thanks to the turbo three-cylinder engine especially developed by Belassi. The Burrasca combines the advantages of a high-performance racing boat with the agility and feeling of cutting the water in half at every turn. “We wanted to revolutionise the world of personal watercraft and create a new category, the Marine Hypercraft”, explains Hintersteininger.
The BIG SEE Award acknowledges outstanding design and innovation in various categories such as architecture, interior, product and fashion design. “The title for being a leader in Marine Hypercraft design is another confirmation for Belassi to be the premium manufacturer of personal watercrafts”, says Sergiy Borakovskyy, Head of Marketing. “The Burrasca is the ideal choice for those longing for more than just a regular personal watercraft. You will not pass unnoticed, this is our promise. Austrian quality assembled by hand and high-precision engineering is applied down to the smallest detail.”
The unique design and manufacturing process secured Belassi the title in. The award took factors such as ergonomic, aesthetics, business potential as well as aspects of ethics and ecology of production into account. Furthermore, the factor “emotion” was a criteria for the contestants as well. How are emotions relevant to the product and which emotions are associated and connected to it was therefore questioned.
“The Burrasca is an expression of an individual lifestyle that continually tests the limits in the search for perfection and self-realisation. The brand appeals to individualists with high standards,” says Borakovskyy, summarising the brand’s vision.