The shortfin mako shark is widely considered to be the fastest in the world. At full-throttle, it’s estimated to go between 45 and 60 miles per hour. Its wakeboard namesake, the carbon-fibre Mako Slingshot Jetboard, is powered by a fuel-efficient Rotron XT100 engine that tops at about 34 miles per hour. It’s essentially a 20kg jet-ski, surfboard hybrid that can fit in the trunk of your car. Just remember you’re still prey when you take to the oceans.

$9,850 (Dhs36,200) at makoboardsports.com