SEALEGS DELIVERS MORE - 12RC international debut
More comfort, more luxury, more freedom
Sealegs International Limited today announced the release of its large format Amphibious Enablement System 100 (AES) on its latest craft – the 12-meter Sealegs 12RC. The 12RC is being described as a game changer in the large format amphibious class, carrying a payload up to three times that of traditional offerings.
Sealegs CEO David McKee Wright said “the 12RC defines the new standard of freedom, luxury, and comfort in an amphibious craft. The size of the platform enables customers the freedom to use their Sealegs in nearly all-weather conditions in style and comfort’’. Since launching, Sealegs have already received orders for more 12RC’s as well as fielding enquiries for customised versions for commercial use including pilot boats as well as for tourism applications.
McKee Wright went on to say “The 12RC represents everything a traditional Sealegs does just more of it. More comfort, Luxury and Freedom. Being as big as it is the 12RC includes dual electric retractable sunroofs, retracting rear cabin windows and several layout options which can include a galley, up to 4 berths, a bathroom and commercial seating.
The 12RC was shown with dual Yamaha 425HP outboards which includes a fully integrated electric steering system, with a multifunction display, advanced ‘drive-by-wire’ throttle controls and Helm Master joystick docking and positioning controls - creating a truly effortless boating experience.
The System 100 kit is based on existing Sealegs patented technology and is the result of a three year development project to upscale and commercialise the amphibious capability for much larger professional craft. “We are already fielding calls from a variety of commercial operators blown away by the additional opportunities these larger format craft will bring’’.
The craft was launched to an exclusive group of customers and partners at Orams Marine last week with the Sealegs 12RC being available for demonstration over the next two weeks before being dispatched to its excited new owner in Europe.
Background Information on Sealegs
Sealegs is based in Auckland, New Zealand, where the Sealegs concept of amphibious boating was first invented and where they continue to be manufactured. Sealegs amphibious craft are used by customers in more than 50 countries around the world and last year Sealegs commemorated the production of its 1500th craft. Sealegs International has developed a patented system of hydraulically motorised, steerable and retractable wheels for amphibious boats.