Sealegs International Limited is the world’s leading manufacturer of amphibious boats. Owned by Sealegs Corporation, a public company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX:SLG), Sealegs International have offices in Albany, Auckland, New Zealand. Sealegs amphibious boats are built in two factories in Auckland’s North Shore, the first factory focuses on the fabrication of the all-aluminium hulls and the second on the final assembly. Sealegs has in excess of 50 staff members and is managed by two proven entrepreneurs, David McKee Wright and Maurice Bryham.
Sealegs’ unique patented system consists of motorised, retractable and steerable wheels, fitted to specially designed boats, with a variable land speed of 0-10kph (6mph), forward and reverse, powered by an on-board 16hp or 24hp Honda driven hydraulic power-pack, driving the boat straight from land into water. Once in the water Sealegs’ wheels are easily retracted into the ‘up’ position. With the wheels completely out of the water, the boat is driven and used as normal. When approaching land, 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 and Sealegs’ wheels touch the bottom and drive the boat up onto land. The occupants can then disembark, totally dry and safe.
The Sealegs 6.1m and 7.1m RIB’s are ideal as tenders and several Sealegs boats have been purchased by customers for use as a superyacht tender. They provide the convenience of driving ashore from the yacht without the hassle of sliding the hull into shingle, anchoring in shallows or leaping off into waist-deep water. It’s a boat you can drive without the need for additional crew or unnecessary delay – giving you the freedom to go ashore and explore.
Sealegs amphibious boats are used by customers in New Zealand, Australia, France, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Malaysia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.