Fliteboard - Iconic Electric Hydrofoil Launches the Next Generation
Custom Motors, an official Fliteboard partner in France is excited to announce the news, that Fliteboard Series 2 is coming to our shop in the beginning of March! In this article find out more, what new experiences series 2 will bring to us.
Sydney, Australia – February 2021 –
Byron Bay startup Fliteboard has been quietly taking over the world since it launched in 2018. An electric powered hydrofoil that gives the sensation of flying over water, Fliteboard gives riders the freedom to ride anywhere, without wind or waves. Emission free, wake free and virtually silent, Fliteboard has ushered in a new category of environmentally friendly powered watercraft, and has achieved global acclaim, with a fan club that includes some of the world’s most influential names. Described by Shopify founder Tobias Lutke as “the most magical gadget on the planet”, Fliteboard is made of premium materials and hovers approximately 70cm above the water, its speed controlled by a hand-held Bluetooth remote. It runs on a compact yet powerful emission free electric motor, powered by one of the best marine grade smart batteries available, for riding times that can exceed 90 minutes.
This month, the Australian-born company unveils the evolution of the iconic e-foil, the Series 2. Fliteboard’s product developers and engineers have refined the board’s design, creating a new range that is even more accessible, advanced and responsive. Fliteboard Series 2 allows beginners to take flight in the water quicker and easier, whilst seasoned foilers can enjoy an extreme new board and range of performance wings, allowing them to keep pushing the boundaries. liteboard founder David Trewern is a former kite-surfing world record holder and serial entrepreneur who created the brand from his love for water sports. Fliteboard was conceived in David’s family home in Belongil Beach, during a sabbatical post the exit of his 2nd major business in 2015.
The first prototypes were made with a 3D printer bought from Aldi, and soon after Fliteboard flew in the water for the first time. “Within the first few seconds, I knew this product was something extraordinary” says David. Fliteboarding feels like flying, providing a whisper quiet, emission free ride at speeds of up to 45 kilometres per hour without leaving a trace of pollution in sight. The freedom was like nothing else, and we knew straight away that Fliteboard would soon revolutionise water sports”. Fliteboard holds numerous patents and has won awards all over the world, most recently awarded the Red Dot International ‘Best of the Best’ Design prize and named ‘Innovation of the Year’ by the judges of Australia by Design in 2020.
INTRODUCING SERIES 2
The new Fliteboard Series 2 offers improved performance across the range; from beginner-friendliness and stability to advanced carving and manoeuvrability.
All electronics have been removed from the board, for simplicity and easier serviceability. The range includes the inflatable ‘AIR’, ideal for beginners, heavier riders, families, yachts and Flitechools. The ‘Fliteboard’ which is the most popular board thanks to its versatility. The ‘PRO’ for riders with previous board sports experience and the new ‘ULTRA’ – the world’s smallest eFoil at 4’2”, designed for advanced riders looking to push the limits. The ULTRA includes optional footstraps and a True Glide propeller that lets you ride waves without power.
Series 2 boasts the widest range of performance wings, to suit different riding styles from those that love tight carving at high speeds, to those who prefer a looser, more cruisy feeling. The wings are interchangeable across Fliteboards revolutionary and innovative eFoil design that places the thrust in line with the main wing, improving performance and allowing riders to ride higher without breaching, turn sharper with more extreme lean angles and cruise smoothly over choppy water. As founder David Trewern points out, there is literally a board and a wing for everyone, regardless of foiling ability.
Fliteboard has expanded the colour choices available; the original Carbon Innegra Fliteboard and Fliteboard Pro are now available in Flite Green and Silver, and the team have revised some of the finishes so that their existing boards have a matte top, and beautiful gloss bottom.
Series 2 is now available for pre-order at Custom Motors!
As Jon Olsson, freestyle skiing World Champ says, it’s “probably the most incredible thing I have ever tried.”
We, at Custom Motors France, are committed to offering you the best possible service. We are looking forward to receiving your inquiries and, should there be any questions regarding our products, contact the team anytime and do not hesitate to ask away!
You can also drop by our premises, located at 331 Dr Julien Lefebvre Avenue, 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet
An electric powered hydrofoil that gives the sensation of flying over water, Fliteboard gives riders the freedom to ride anywhere, without wind or waves. mission-free, wake-free and virtually silent, Fliteboard has ushered in a new category of environmentally friendly powered watercraft. Every detail of Fliteboard has been refined for maximum performance, durability, beauty and enjoyment.
Founded in 2017, Fliteboard exists to make the world’s best electric foiling water vehicle; watercraft that are fun, engaging, fast, and efficient, whilst being quiet and emission-free. What started as a passion project initiated by founder David Trewern, grew exponentially as the demand for Fliteboard took off. Expanding from the factory in Byron Bay, Fliteboard now has offices in USA and Europe with thousands of customers around the world and over 60 Fliteschools globally.
Fliteboard has been recognised by the global design community, winning prestigious awards around the world including: The Good Design Awards, IDSA, Australia by Design “Innovation of the Year”, The German Design Awards and the ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Award. The Good Design Awards Jury said of Fliteboard: “Stunning design all round. Every single aspect of this product has been meticulously thought out” and “This is without a doubt a world-class sporting product and a brilliant example of a good idea turned into an excellent product through professional design.”
The Fliteboard team share a passion for design and innovation, resulting in numerous patents and a constant drive to improve and innovate. To watch the Series 2 launch video presented by Founder, David Trewern, head to this link.