Press Release

World’s tallest floating waterslide built at Lake Pleasant!

Phoenix, Arizona - “H2-WHOA!” announces construction of its first “Hydro-Platform”! Partners Kurt Maes and Gary Schmit are proud to introduce the first of its kind floating recreational platform. It will be located within the “Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina”, in the northwest region of greater Phoenix. Expected completion date, September 2017!

“H2-WHOA!” platform will be 1,600sf, 32ft high, and will feature the most innovative attractions in extreme water recreation. It’s core attractions are 3 slides, 32ft high and 80ft long with adjustable pitch ramps located at the bottom for different age/skill levels. Gary and Kurt have patented this new concept and are marketing this technology throughout the U.S. first with a plan to scale internationally within the first 12-18 months.


H2-WHOA does NOT have a motor and is classified as a “recreational floating swim platform”. Therefore, it is not regulated by the USCG. However, it has been designed by naval architects and maritime engineers as if it was.

We at H2-WHOA! have spent a great deal of time and spared no expense to make sure this project was designed properly with safety being our number one goal.

The 80’x20’ “Hydro-Platform” is designed around the footprint of a large houseboat for stability and convivence. It is made to be slipped or moored in any marina.

Technical Specs

  • HDPE high capacity pontoon floatation
  • Galvanized “wx28” I Beam foundation
  • Tube steel/C channel frame
  • Patented expanded metal anti-wind surface
  • FRP decking/stair cooling surface
  • HDPE patented slide/ramp technology
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