What are Sealegs crafts?
Sealegs Amphibious Crafts have been specifically designed and developed to take all the hassle out of the boat launching and retrieval process. The Sealegs system consists of motorized, retractable and steerable wheels which are fitted to specially designed boats to give users a fully integrated, turn-key package.
A Sealegs Amphibious Craft can be driven from a storage location, down a boat ramp or beach and into the water - all with the occupants staying in the boat and remaining completely dry. Once in the water, the Sealegs wheels are easily retracted into the "UP" position and are completely out of the water. The craft is then driven and used as a normal high performance boat.
When approaching land, the Sealegs wheels are lowered into the "DOWN" position whilst still moving in the water. It is then simply a matter of trolling towards the beach, when the Sealegs powerful motorized wheels touch the bottom and drive the craft up onto land. The occupants can then disembark, totally dry and safe.
6.1m SPORT RIB
6.1m SPORT D-TUBE
7.7m SPORT D-TUBE
7.7m CABIN RIB
7.1m SPORT RIB
7.7m WIDE CONSOLE
9.0m HYDROSOL RIB
Each Sealegs craft is powered by Sealegs patented Amphibious Enablement System, or AES. The AES, including a fully marinised system of hydraulically powered legs and wheels, is powered by a marinised 22HP inboard engine. This allows the craft to travel for up to 30 minutes within every hour at 7.5kph on land.
The fully integrated, turn-key package uses the same fuel source as the outboard, and is simple to learn and engage. Over time, the AES technology has improved to allow owners more freedom to use their Sealegs amphibious craft.
The Automatic Braking System (ABS) is an exceptional safety feature that comes standard on all Sealegs craft. ABS is a land-based mechanical brake within the rear drive motors which automatically activates when
the craft is parked and the inboard motor is turned off OR
in the unlikely event of a hydraulic transmission failure OR
if the operator activates the emergency stop button on the console*
To support these enhanced safety features, the leg assemblies have been redesigned for greater strength and fitted with specifically designed hubs and bearings.
The Sealegs Power Steering (PS) system comes fitted with high pressure hydraulic hoses and fittings which result in an easier effort at the wheel - even when under heavy load. In the unlikely event of a failure in the electric power steering pump, the system automatically reverts back to standard manual hydraulic steering.
Power Steering combines fantastically well with the Sealegs AWD system, making new Sealegs craft a pleasure to operate.
PS Features include:
Fingertip steering control
High pressure and grade hydraulic hoses
Works well with Sealegs AWD system
Manual hydraulic steering backup in the unlikely event of pump failure
Comes with on/off switch on console for stiffer outboard control on water.
Sealegs Power Steering uses an electric hydraulic pump to provide extra pressure to the steering system. This provides the operator with fingertip control at the steering wheel for a more enjoyable experience with far less effort. The Power Steering system makes three point turns and maneuvering in tight areas a dream.
All Sealegs craft come standard with the Extended Run Time (XRT) feature. XRT allows users to run the inboard engine for far longer continuous periods than was previously possible, meaning that the range of Sealegs craft from the water's edge is much greater. Using innovative cooling technology, users can drive on land for up to 30 minutes every hour. At 7.5kph, this provides a terrestrial range of 3.75km.
No XRT: Runtime10 mins / hr With XRT hr30mins / hr
XRT Features include:
Fan-assisted hydraulic oil cooling - a high performance fan has been fitted to help reduce engine box and exit air temperature.
Hydraulic hot flush valve - sends hot transmission oil to the oil tank and replaces it with cooler filtered oil.
High temperature warning - warning lights on the dash panel and a buzzer alarm alert the operator if the hydraulic system is overheating.
Additional 45 amp alternator - an extra alternator allows for greater battery charging as well as the ability to run additional electronics.
All of the components required to bring the XRT system to all Sealegs have been chosen to ensure that they are light-weight and durable in the marine environment. This was all done without increasing the size of the engine box.
With the XRT package, Sealegs International warrants a run-time on land of 30 minutes every hour, with an annual recreational use of 100 land return trips (to a maximum of 20 hours total use).