Unlike other watercraft, the Manta5 boasts an electric motor that enables riders to glide over water using pedal assist or simply throttling with no effort at all, thanks to its carbon fiber hydrofoils, which make it ultra lightweight. The current prototypes can achieve an impressive 20km/h. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The vessel pairs hydrofoil – a lifting surface in water – and electric bicycle technology with a propeller to allow riders to glide across the surface. Furthermore, if fallen off, which may happen on the first few rides, the bike can be relaunched from deep water. the New Zealand-based product design firm, Manta5, is set to release their first production model, the ‘Hydrofoiler XE-1’, in November 2017,” according to Design Boom.