- Fliteboard sells the Fliteboard efoil, a battery-powered hydro craft.
- It looks like a surfboard, but moves above the water without relying on waves.
Australian company Fliteboard presented its first e-surfboard in 2018.
The Fliteboard looks like a surfboard from far away, however the individual on it appears to be drifting above water. Because it doesn’t rely on wave, the Fliteboard can go in the ocean, rivers, lakes, or anywhere with at least 3 feet of water.
Fliteboard sells three versions of the gadget.
The Fliteboard Air is six feet and 6 inches by 30 inches, an inflatable board implied for beginners.
The basic Fliteboard remains in the middle of the business’s offerings, at five feet 8 inches by 28 inches. Fliteboard says it appropriates for beginners and more experiences riders.
Finally, the Fliteboard Pro is the tiniest option, 5 feet by 24 inches, it’s not recommended for novices.
Each board begins at $12,935, however the cost can increase based on other personalization options.
The piece that holds the Fliteboard above the water, the mast, is offered in 2 sizes.
A higher mast indicates a smoother trip above waves and better turning angle, but the lower mast makes it simpler for the rider to stay on.
Each Fliteboard is powered by a silent e-motor.
With the e-motor and G force gearhead, the Fliteboard can go as quickly as 28 miles per hour.
The Fliteboard is emission totally free, and doesn’t leave splashes behind.
Power for the motor comes from the Flitecell, a rechargeable, water resistant battery.
The Flitecell magnetic battery charger comes in two alternatives, both totally charging the battery in under 3 hours. One charge lasts about 90 minutes.
The Flite controller is a handheld remote that lets the rider control the Fliteboard.
It’s water resistant and wearable.
The remote is connected to the board with bluetooth, so it provides the rider useful details to help them plan their trip.
For instance, it gives speed, range, battery range, and energy performance. Riders can even set their boards to travel control.
10 Fliteschools, or places where lovers can get Fliteboard lessons, are around the world, mainly in Australia and Europe.
A few more are preparing to open, in New Zealand, Indonesia, and other nations, although none in The United States and Canada are listed.
The almost $13,000 price tag is for the United States, and consists of shipping.
Fliteboard states there is a six week lead time on orders right now.