New Zealand based company, Sealegs, is currently exhibiting at the METS 2014 in Amsterdam. SuperYacht Times caught up with founder and Chief Technology Officer, Maurice Bryham, who told us about the company’s latest product, as well as their experience at METS so far.
Sealegs is a unique amphibious marine craft that uses motorised, retractable and steerable wheels which are fitted to specially designed boats to give users a fully integrated, turn-key package. Once the Sealegs system is installed, owners can enjoy speeds of up to 10 km/h powered by an on-board power pack and have the luxury of being able to travel from the yacht and straight on to shore without having to leave the comfort of the tender.
The latest development presented at the show means that the Sealegs amphibious system is now available as an OEM kit ready to be installed on any tender. Talking of the success of the brand so far, the company comments, “Through a heavy focus on research and development into new technologies Sealegs have produced 900 amphibious marine craft which have been delivered to over 40 countries. Sealegs is consistently on the forefront of new innovations, enhancing the versatility and ease in which marine-oriented activities can occur.”
Currently enjoying their inaugural visit at the show, Bryham comments, “This is our first time at METS and it’s been a great experience. We’ve had a lot of interest at the show. We’ll definitely be back again.”
METS is currently in its last day at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.