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Sealegs Announces New Model of Amphibious Boat

Sealegs International Limited today announced the release of its new 7.7m Sport D-Tube into its growing range of amphibious boats. The 7.7m D-Tube is a boat born from extensive customer feedback and market demand for a larger and more rugged open amphibious boat.

Sealegs has gained many customer advocates of its original 6.1m D-Tube, which has stood the test of time since first production in 2005. Using feedback from these owners, and evidence from the market, Sealegs developed the larger version of the platform to meet the growing demand. The response was overwhelmingly positive to the new model when debuted at the Onetangi Beach Races on Sunday 26th February.

The 7.7m Sport D-Tube at the 2017 Onetangi Beach Races

Built and assembled entirely in-house at its Auckland, New Zealand production facility, the new model features cockpit-side shelf storage, six rod holders in the coamings, six sealed and pressure tested chambers and the latest Sealegs sport console to accommodate a 12” multi-function display.

Like all Sealegs boats, the 7.7m D-Tube is powered by Sealegs patented Amphibious Enablement System, or AES. The AES, including a fully marinised system of hydraulically powered legs and wheels, is powered by a marinised 22HP inboard engine. The fully integrated, turn-key package uses the same fuel source as the outboard, and is simple to learn and engage. The placement of the inboard powerpack on the transom allows for additional storage beneath the helm seat.

Sealegs CEO David McKee Wright says the new model was developed to meet market demand: “The new 7.7m Sport D-Tube was developed in response to international sales demand. Customers loved the 6.1m D-Tube, but they were wanting something bigger, with more space and more features. The initial response has been fantastic, with the model now in full production".

Built to the demanding standards of CE and USCG, the 7.7m Sport D-Tube encapsulates the best of Sealegs technology in a rugged and agile package. You can learn more about the 7.7m Sport D-Tube by going to http://www.sealegsrecreational.com/77m-sport-d-tube.html.

From its factory in Auckland, New Zealand, Sealegs has built over 1,100 amphibious boats, sold to over 50 countries in 12 years.


For more information, please contact:
David McKee Wright
Sealegs CEO and Co-Founder 
+64 292 777 444

 

About Future Mobility Solutions:

FMS focuses on the merger and acquisition of small innovative mobility companies, such as Sealegs, then through its connections builds and consolidates them into larger ones for the benefit of all its stakeholders. Future Mobility Solutions shares are traded on the New Zealand Stock Exchange under ticker symbol FMS.

Sealegs International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Future Mobility Solutions and has been the world’s leading manufacturer of amphibious RIBs for over 10 years, manufacturing and selling amphibious boats and amphibious enablement kits from their factory in Auckland, New Zealand.

Earlier this year, Sealegs International’s parent company, Sealegs Corporation, changed its name to Future Mobility Solutions, with plans to acquire two large RIB manufacturers as part of its ongoing strategy.

 

For more information, please contact:
Chris Weir
Future Mobility Solutions
+64 21 832 988