- Fliteboard sells the Fliteboard efoil, a battery-powered hydro craft.
- It appears like a surf board, but moves above the water without depending on waves.
- It can go nearly 30 miles per hour, depending upon the modification choices.
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Australian business Fliteboard introduced its first e-surfboard in 2018.
The Fliteboard looks like a surfboard from far away, but the person on it appears to be drifting above water. Due to the fact that it does not rely on wave, the Fliteboard can go in the ocean, rivers, lakes, or anywhere with at least 3 feet of water.
Fliteboard sells 3 variations of the gadget.
The Fliteboard Air is six feet and six inches by 30 inches, an inflatable board suggested for novices.
The standard Fliteboard is in the middle of the company’s offerings, at five feet 8 inches by 28 inches. Fliteboard says it appropriates for newbies and more experiences riders.
Finally, the Fliteboard Pro is the smallest alternative, five feet by 24 inches, it’s not recommended for novices.
Each board starts at $12,935, but the price can increase based on other customization alternatives.
The piece that holds the Fliteboard above the water, the mast, is offered in two sizes.
A higher mast means a smoother flight above waves and better turning angle, however the lower mast makes it easier for the rider to remain on.
Each Fliteboard is powered by a silent e-motor.
With the e-motor and G force gearhead, the Fliteboard can go as fast as 28 miles per hour.
The Fliteboard is emission free, and doesn’t leave splashes behind.
Power for the motor comes from the Flitecell, a rechargeable, waterproof battery.
The Flitecell magnetic battery charger is available in 2 alternatives, both completely charging the battery in under three hours. One charge lasts about 90 minutes.
The Flite controller is a portable remote that lets the rider control the Fliteboard.
It’s waterproof and wearable.
The remote is connected to the board with bluetooth, so it offers the rider useful info to assist them prepare their journey.
For instance, it provides speed, distance, battery range, and energy effectiveness. Riders can even set their boards to travel control.
10 Fliteschools, or places where enthusiasts can get Fliteboard lessons, are around the world, mostly in Australia and Europe.
A few more are planning to open, in New Zealand, Indonesia, and other countries, although none in The United States and Canada are noted.
The almost $13,000 price tag is for the US, and includes shipping.
Fliteboard states there is a 6 week lead time on orders today.