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Sealegs Celebrates 100th Amphibious Waiheke Island Customer

Future Mobility Solutions today announced that Sealegs International is celebrating a century of Sealegs amphibious craft owners on Waiheke Island this weekend as the Platinum sponsor of the annual community event – the Onetangi Beach Races. While this is their 4th year of platinum sponsorship, this year’s involvement has special meaning to the company as the number of community owners surpasses the milestone of 100 total owners.

The Onetangi Beach Races have a rich history, stretching all the way back in 1913 and is a big part of the social calendar on Waiheke every year. The event is free to anyone, and is supported by companies which have a deep appreciation for the people, industry and landscape of Waiheke Island, including Sealegs International.

Sealegs CEO, David McKee Wright said, “Sealegs is overwhelmed with the support from the Waihekeans over the years, and their appreciation for our home-grown kiwi ingenuity. It is fantastic to see more than 100 Sealegs on the island now, and we are looking forward to seeing that number keep growing.”

Sealegs has reached a few milestones of its own in recent months, with the 1100th Sealegs craft coming off the production line in September 2016, and in January the list of countries boasting a Sealegs owner stretched to 56. September 2016 also saw Sealegs post a record profit for the 6-month period, and since March 2016 Sealegs has released three new products: The Interceptor 9000, Terminator 755 Sport Fisher and as-yet an undisclosed craft scheduled for release this week (which will also be available to be seen at the boat races on the 26th).

  

The Interceptor 9000 (left), The Terminator 755 SF (right)

McKee Wright continues: “It is a very exciting time at Sealegs, with the recent completion of our 1100th boat and the number of countries recognising the benefits of amphibious boats growing ever larger. The Onetangi Beach Races – especially the Sealegs owner races – are a great time to celebrate our past successes and look forward to what’s next. We know that the beach races, and our Waihekean owners, will be a big part of that, which is why we plan to remain the platinum sponsor for the event for the foreseeable future.”

 

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 has been the world’s leading manufacturer of amphibious RIBs for over 10 years, manufacturing and selling amphibious craft and amphibious enablement kits from their factory in Albany, Auckland.

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