History has it that surfing was invented by the indigenous people of the Hawaiian islands. Since then it has lost none of its fascination. The Fliteboard is an electric hydrofoil showcasing a language of form with an impressively self-contained appearance, as the propulsion system is hidden in a streamlined and patented unibody hull. This lends the board stability and efficiency. It reaches a speed of up to 45 km / h, has a range of 30 km and offers a riding time of up to 90 minutes per single battery charge. The innovative Flite Box system houses the electronic propulsion system in a watertight plug-and-play system with heat dissipation, which leads to considerable advantages in terms of heat management, assembly, storage and maintenance. In addition, the Fliteboard boasts a fully waterproof battery housing with a special lithium-ion battery and an effective battery management system. All of this is complemented by water entry detection, as well as a magnetic on / off switch and on-board temperature monitoring for ensuring the highest level of safety. This gives users the freedom to fly above the water anywhere, anytime, emission-free and practically noiselessly, and even without wind or waves. The board is operated with the Flite Controller, a remote control unit equipped with GPS and Bluetooth, whose “virtual gear shift” offers a smooth power output for a safer and more balanced riding experience.
Statement by the Jury
This electric hydrofoil combines good design with a high standard of craftsmanship and smart engineering. The Fliteboard is characterised by uncompromised perfection down to the last detail and the use of high-quality materials. With its streamlined, patented unibody hull, it enriches water sports and offers sports enthusiasts a new freedom regarding speed and range.
Fliteboard, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
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