Manta5 SL3 Hydrofoiler

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  • ManufacturerManta5
  • ModelSL3 Hydrofoiler
  • CategoryYacht Bicycles
  • ConditionNew to Order
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • Ref.GY27421
  • Hull TypeHydrofoil / Foiling
  • Hull MaterialGRP
  • Passenger Capacity1
  • Engine1x Custom
  • Engine Year2023
  • Engine hours0
  • FuelElectric / Solar
  • Length Overall (m)2.2
  • Beam (m)2.00
  • Displacement (kg)38.8
  •  Manufacturer Overview
  •  Model Overview
  •  Technical Specifications
  •  General Information

Manufacturer Overview

Using the same innovative technology as the America’s Cup sailing boats, the latest model from Manta5, the Hydrofoiler SL3 opens up a whole new cycling frontier.

The founder of Manta5, Guy Howard-Willis has always had a passion for cycling and watersports. That passion drove him and his son to co-found a business that eventually grew to become New Zealand’s largest outdoor and adventure sports retailer.

Much like a boat can be likened to a car, a jet ski to a motorbike, the intuitive cycling experience had yet to be achieved through existing pontoon style bikes. The distinct lack of options had Guy wondering whether or not the same hydrofoil technology that lifts America's Cup yachts out of the water could be applied to replicate the intuitive cycling experience on a whole new ‘water-terrain’.

While the concept of a hydrofoiling bike appeared simple on paper, it’s taken some of the best engineering minds and years of commitment to make Guy’s vision a reality.

The goal was always to stay true to an authentic cycling experience, but when it comes to the physics, the Hydrofoiler is more an aeroplane than a bike. Just like designing a plane, the team had to understand and design for the subtle relationship between rider ‘payload’ weight vs lift from the hydrofoil ‘wings’. Couple this with understanding the required thrust from the propellor, the rider, and the motor to overcome the overall drag - when stationary in deep water and at high speed - was no easy feat. Years were spent understanding and optimising the relationships between these forces.

Upon achieving a proof of concept the team’s focus turned to creating a high-quality, manufacturable product that stayed true to Guy’s vision. To keep it lightweight, safe, modular and serviceable. The Hydrofoiler SL3 is now making its mark in oceans, lakes and waterways around the world.

Model Overview

A new biking on water community exists and it’s growing…

In the open water you might look over your shoulder for traffic, there is none. No noise, no pollution, no lanes, no shouting, just space.

Suitable for a wide range of fitness levels, with the Manta5 Hydrofoiler SL3 riders can freely explore ocean coastlines from their mothership, train along waterways, or cruise lakeside with friends and family.

Riding a hydrofoiling bike on water is ideal for learning a rewarding new skill, getting active and for developing your cardio fitness out in the fresh air. Whilst kayaking or paddleboarding will work out other muscle groups, you can use the power in your legs to get you a long way on the water. Whether you are looking for a long-distance workout or a fast burn, you can be confident that with the Manta5 you will get the training and experience you desire.

The Hydrofoiler SL3 is available in three versions. Each version has built in easy launch tech that means new riders can now become confident riders in a matter of minutes, not hours. The easy mount composite monocoque chassis with new floatation and improved mounting ergonomics, combined with the fixed chord foil keeps the bike floating upright when stationary. Using the throttle only launch, riders can launch and coast without the need to pedal whilst the pitch perfect tiller drastically reduces the chance of stalling mid launch. This carefully engineered tiller automatically locks at the perfect angle for take off, and automatically releases once up and foiling.

The modular design of the hydrofoiler makes it easy to store onboard your yacht or take to the water in the boot of your car. The toolless quick connection points ensure easy assembly whilst the modular components can be broken down for compact transport and handling.

When adventuring, you might decide to pedal down undiscovered waterways. Whether you are tackling waves, searching for wildlife or simply exploring at leisure. The SL3 is sleek, quiet and well-equipped to take you on your next expedition. Our planet is two thirds water – time to seek out its rich diversity and glorious lakes, rivers and secluded beaches. Whether alone or with friends, rediscover your childhood joy of simply jumping on your bike and heading off, not sure what you will find, but alive with the spirit of discovery.

Technical Specifications

  • Height: 1.4 m
  • Width: 2 m
  • Length: 2.2 m
  • Wingspan of rear foils: 2m
  • Wingspan of front foil: 1.2m
  • Rider weight: suitable for riders of 100kg and under
  • Ride duration (note- Indicative maximum ride times can vary by rider weight, conditions and ability): 2.7 hours
  • Top-end speed (note- Speeds vary based on ride conditions, rider weight & ability): 12 mph
  • Cruising speed: 7 mph
  • Minimum speed: 4 mph
  • Chassis weight: 10.1kg
  • Drive train weight: 13.9 kg
  • FC2 rear foil weight (suitable for beginners): 5.8 kg
  • HE2 carbon rear foil (suitable for more experienced riders) weight: 2.9 kg
  • Hydropack 1000 battery weight: 8.6 kg
  • Hydropack 600 battery weight: 7.1 kg
  • Tiller and front foil weight: 1.9 kg
  • Hydropack 1000 battery charge time: 5 hours
  • Hydropack 600 battery charge time: 3 hours
  • Sealed drive unit: 3 purpose-built Manta5 Gearboxes IPX8 rated
  • Gearbox: Custom planetary
  • Driveshaft: aluminium
  • Propeller shaft: stainless steel
  • Propeller: carbon fibre reinforced nylon
  • Motor: Custom in-line motor, sealed to IP67
  • Gearbox: Custom planetary gearbox with torque, speed and temperature control, with the ability to assist pedal power or operate individually
  • Power: 2500 watts
  • Control: Wired Manta5 Remote
  • Battery chemistry: Lithium-ion
  • Battery voltage: 52V (Nominal)
  • Hydropack 1000: 1000 Wh
  • Hydropack 600: 600 Wh
  • Battery peak discharge: 3000W
  • Housing: Dual layer marine grade housing. Clear outer layer for easy inspection. IP67 rated. Integrated Battery Management System with constant ‘pulse’ monitoring system.
  • Battery charger: 52V 110/240V AC input
  • Bluetooth ride controller firmware updates: via Bluetooth
  • Integrated LCD display: Live Battery Level, Assist Level, Throttle position, System Warnings, Rider Power Display, Rider Cadence Display
  • Increase/decrease electrical pedal assist (10 Assist power levels)
  • Torque and cadence-controlled motor power
  • Throttle Override
  • Different Ride modes: Pedal Assist with optional throttle override (Default), Boost (Full throttle, Max Speed)
Standard Features
  • SL3 Version Hydrofoiling bike
  • Orca White Chassis
  • Lightweight Hydropack 600 battery
  • Learner Fixed Chord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil
Additional Options
  • SL3+ Version Hydrofoiling bike with Orca White Chassis, Long range Hydropack 1000 battery and Learner Fixed Chord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil, approx ride duration 4.2 hours
  • SL3 Pro Version Hydrofoiling bike with SL3 Pro Sharkskin Chassis, Hydropack 1000 battery, Pro High Efficiency 2.0 (HE2) Rear Foil and Learner Fixed Chord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil, approx ride duration 4.5 hours
Safety recommendations

Users must check the area of use and follow all relevant safety advice. This hydrofoiler is for competent swimmers only and users should always wear an appropriate helmet and buoyancy aid/impact vest. Helmets, buoyancy aids/impact vests and other appropriate clothing or wetsuits should be professionally fitted for the individual user and are not included.

General Information

Conditions of Sale

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