with Asis Fibreglass 7.5m Midi Craft
Monday, 9th May 2016, Auckland, for Immediate Release: Sealegs is pleased to announce the first of the new production series Asis RIBs to be equipped with Sealegs System 60 amphibious technology. This continues Sealegs along the path of empowering additional global boat manufacturers to offer Amphibious Enablement Systems (AES) on their existing product lines.

Sealegs Amphibious Enablement Kits allow any boat builder to modify their craft to benefit from amphibious abilities. Craft with this technology can travel directly between land and sea by the use of three retractable wheels with a hydraulic system linked to an inboard motor. The entire system is marinised and stays completely out of the water while underway. This means there is no compromise to on-water performance. 

Through working closely with Dubai-based Asis Boats, Sealegs has now released the fibreglass 7.5m Asis Midi with Sealegs amphibious technology. The first completed craft of its kind will be displayed at the Hutchwilco Boat Show on the 12th -15th May, 2016. The 7.5m Asis Midi will include the two-wheel drive and automatic braking systems as well as power steering and high quality, marine-ready Sealegs components.
Sealegs CEO, David Mckee Wright, said “we’re very excited to release another unique craft equipped with Sealegs technology. It further proves that the Amphibious Enablement Kit can be adopted by a wide range of boat manufacturers. We look forward to the continued growth of diverse Sealegs-enabled craft around the world”.

Powered by a 150HP Evinrude E-Tec on the water, the craft reaches speeds of up to 39 knots. Featuring Hypalon Tubes, 180 litre fuel tank and self-draining deck, the Asis 7.5 Midi is also equipped with four straddle style seats designed for additional comfort and lateral stability. It has an overall beam of 2.7m, a height of 2.3m on the wheels and can travel up to 10kph on land. The craft has a payload of 500kg.

This craft takes advantages of considerable cost savings available when working with large-scale hull manufacturers. It will be offered at a boat show special price of $129,000+gst.

Asis Boats joins the growing list of vessel manufacturers who recognise the marketable benefits of amphibious boating that includes Stabicraft, Smuggler Marine, and Reconcraft.
About Sealegs

Sealegs is based in Auckland, New Zealand, where the Sealegs concept of amphibious boating was first invented and where they continue to be manufactured. Sealegs craft are sold and used by customers in 50 countries throughout the world. Last year, Sealegs marked the milestone of over 1000 Sealegs amphibious boats sold.

Sealegs Corporation Limited is a public company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange Main Board with the ticker symbol SLG.

Sealegs Corporation owns 100% of Sealegs International Limited, the world's leading manufacturer of amphibious boats.  Sealegs International has developed a patented system of hydraulically motorised, steerable and retractable wheels for amphibious boats.

For image and interview requests or further media information please contact:

David McKee Wright – CEO
david@sealegs.com
+64 29 2 777 444

Josh Trout - US Contact
josht@sealegs.com
+1 401 935 7999 

Henry Moore - International Contact
henrym@sealegs.com
+64 9 414 3092
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