Sealegs International announced it has shipped its 1500th amphibious boat.
The shipment was to British adventurer Bear Grylls, making it the third Sealegs craft Bear Grylls has purchased. The delivery was celebrated by Sealegs, further securing its position as the largest amphibious boat company in the world.
Sealegs pioneered the amphibious production boat market. Over the last 15 years it has grown from nothing to what is now a significant and growing sector of the international marine market. When questioned on the milestone, David McKee Wright, Sealegs Chief Executive Officer said, “I am proud to be a part of the team that created amphibious boating, and be part of New Zealand’s heritage of innovation in the marine industry.” He also said, “we’re honoured that a discerning customer like Bear Grylls, who appreciates quality build and performance, has chosen Sealegs for the third time.”
McKee Wright went on to say “Sealegs continues to lead the market and heavily invest in new innovations which make the idea of amphibious boating a reality to 1500 Sealegs owners in 55 countries. Current innovations will expand the market further, with System 100 and our proprietary digital AmpTracs technology aimed at making the user experience for Sealegs customers even easier, safer and more ergonomic.”
“In addition to new product innovations, Sealegs continues to invest further in support and services for its growing customer base. This includes supporting its 125 Sealegs owners on Waiheke Island with permanent island-based customer service.”
Sealegs has recently released 7.5m hydraulic and electric craft, building on the success of its previous models. Sealegs has announced these will be joined by two new exciting models to be unveiled at the upcoming Auckland Boat Show in October.