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What Are Sealegs?

Sealegs amphibious boats were conceived as a solution to a problem.

The problem: All the hassle and time involved in launching and retrieving a boat from a beach-front property or boat ramp.

The solution: Sealegs amphibious boats, which drive on land without compromising on-water performance.

Using patented amphibious technology, Sealegs craft drive on land and, with the push of a button, swiftly transform themselves into uncompromised and high performing powerboats on water. No more waiting in queues at boat ramps, no more reversing trailers, no more catching the tides. Sealegs solves all of these problems and more. Sealegs owners report up to 4x more use from their boat after switching to Sealegs, and it's easy to see why.

The Benefits of a Sealegs

  • Single-handed operation, giving one person the freedom to launch their boat by themselves
  • Immediate access to and from the water — no waiting, backing trailers, winching or parking
  • Embarking and disembarking is faster, safer and more comfortable than a regular boat for both personnel and passengers
  • Children can safely be in the boat at all times, avoiding possible accidents
  • More time on the water, less time spent getting in and out of water
  • The ability to access and explore places that are inaccessible in a traditional boat
  • Greater use of your investment
  • Perfect for tourism, providing a unique experience that requires less set-up and personnel than a regular boat
  • Highly customisable platform, allowing the craft to be modified for various applications

Who We Are


Sealegs began as an idea on a napkin in 2001 which quickly turned into a prototype - which quickly turned into a manufacturing company producing Sealegs amphibious craft.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, one of the marine capitals of the world, and founded by local co-founders Maurice Bryham and David McKee Wright, Sealegs has been constantly pioneering the way forward for amphibious boating since the first Sealegs came off the production line in 2004. All Sealegs are proudly designed and made in New Zealand.

Over 1400 Sealegs craft are now spread over more than 55 countries around the globe, and we now have dedicated offices in the United States, Australia and France, as well as a wide network of distributors and service agents. Our craft give unparalleled amphibious ability to our recreational customers (our "amphibians"), but they also reduce response times for rescue operations and provide a unique experience for customers in commercial applications.

Sealegs is a member of the Future Mobility Solutions Group, a company with a focus on marine and transport innovation and with businesses based in France, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Other companies in the group include Lancer Industries, Willard Marine and S.A.S. Sillinger.

Contact us to learn how Sealegs can revolutionize your boating.

Timeline

2004

  • Sealegs starts production
  • First 6.1m RIB released
  • Sealegs to challenge fastest channel crossing
  • Sealegs sole focus on boats


2005

  • Sealegs starts successful sales in Australia
  • Sealegs smashes English channel crossing
  • Sealegs hits 50 boats
  • Sealegs unveils 6.1m D-Tube in September, Boat: #39

7.1 Sealegs rec craft

2006

  • Sealegs receives European certification
  • Sealegs unveils amphibious rescue craft
  • Sealegs releases 7.1m RIB in December, Boat: #136


2011

  • Sealegs Donates use of craft to Queensland SES
  • Sealegs released 7.7m Wide Console in October Boat: #589
  • Sealegs released 7.7m Cabin RIB in December Boat: #550
7m D Tube Sealegs

2013

  • Sealegs set world record for South Island circumnavigation
  • Sealegs unveils new System 100 amphibious technology
  • Sealegs announces a revolutionary 10 metre amphibious craft


2015

  • Sealegs supplies craft to Malaysian police force
  • Malaysia fire department increase size of Sealegs fleet
  • Sealegs announce the production of its 1000th craft
  • Sealegs goes B2B with its Amphibious Enablement System
7.5 Sealegs Hydrasol

2016

  • Sealegs deliver more craft to Malaysian government forces
  • Sealegs release first all fibreglass amphibious craft
  • Sealegs released Stabicraft in March, Boat: #991
  • Sealegs released 9.0m RIB in March, Boat: #1000
  • Sealegs released 7.7m D-Tube in August, Boat: #1108


2018

  • Sealegs released 8.5m Alloy Cabin in August


2019

  • Sealegs released 7.5m RIB in May

2020

  • Sealegs expands Auckland premises and opens Showroom

 

9m Sealegs boat

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