Frequently asked questions:

Purchasing

Fliteboard is now available. Priority is based upon the order of purchases placed. There is currently a 6 week lead time on all new orders.

In Australia, the price for Fliteboard without options or add-ons is $17,995 including GST and shipping. For pricing in New Zealand, Europe the US and the rest of the world, please refer to pricing on fliteboard.com.

 In Australia, the deposit required to purchase a Fliteboard is $5,000 including GST. See our product features page for details on pricing and deposit amount elsewhere.

Your purchase is final once we have received payment in full for your product and shipped it to you. We do not accept the return of any product unless faulty, in which case the return must be made in accordance with our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Poli and Direct Bank Transfer.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Poli and Direct Bank Transfer.

We are working with finance partners in Australia and will be announcing finance options in the coming weeks.

Yes, most components except for the Foil Power Unit can be purchased separately. A second Flitecell, Flitecell Charger, front wing or even board are available as add-on component

Full payment is required prior to shipping your board. You can make the Final Balance Payment any time you like, but this won’t affect your place in the queue. The expected shipment date of your order will be confirmed at the time that we send you the Purchase Agreement, after your order has been placed.

General

The epoxy construction boards, Fliteboard, PRO and ULTRA can be repaired by your local surfboard repair specialist. The inflatable construction Fliteboard AIR may be repaired using the included repair kit. Fliteboard Limited Warranty covers damage caused by defects in the materials or workmanship of the product only.

Its battery power means it can be charged using renewable energy. Fliteboard’s hydrofoil efficiency and light weight makes it potentially the most environmentally friendly ‘powered’ water craft (not reliant upon wind or waves) when speed and range is considered.

There are 4 different boards on offer.

 

Fliteboard – 5’8”x28”, 100L is the best size for most riders from 50kg to 90kg who are willing to take a few sessions to really get the hang of it.

 

Fliteboard PRO – 5’0”x24.5”, 70L is the smaller board for a more responsive ride when foiling. It is more difficult to learn on and getting going is more challenging, particularly for heavy riders and in choppy water conditions.

 

Fliteboard ULTRA - 4'2"" x 54L The Ultra is an adrenaline machine. At just 4 foot 2 inches, the reduced swing weight lets you push limits.

 

Fliteboard AIR 6’8”x30”, 175L is an inflatable board with the most stability, suitable for beginners to get up and riding during their first session. The inflatable construction makes this board light weight, more impact resistant, and very easy to transport.


The Fliteboard, PRO and ULTRA boards are crafted with advanced PVC and carbon sandwich construction. The timber finish boards are finished in high quality ash top and biax-carbon bottom. The white and black boards are finished in ballistic grade carbon Innegra top and biax-carbon bottom.

The top speed of Fliteboard depends on A) The wing used, B) The rider's weight and height, and C) The rider experience. In our testing an 80kg rider using the Flyer wing achieved a top speed of 40km/h. The same rider with the Cruiser wing can achieve a top speed of 34km/h. We expect these performance metrics to improve as we further refine wings, propulsion and propeller for final production.


Like other water and snow sports, expect to crash and have a few thrills and spills – especially when learning. And like other water and snow sports, learning to Fliteboard can be an extreme activity. You need to be travelling at around 20km/h to be able to hydrofoil, and there is potential to hit the board or eFoil in a crash. Part of the learning experience involves learning to fall away from the board to avoid injury.

Regulations vary from State to State and Country to Country. For example in Australia, Fliteboard is exempt from registration in some states, and in others it must be registered as a vessel. Fliteboard will provide information as it comes to hand from various authorities in Australia, however it is the responsibility of riders to be aware of and comply with regulations in their specific location.

Fliteboard has been extensively tested with riders weighing up to 100kg. Heavier riders will be able to get foiling, however our factory recommended limit for warranty and other purposes is currently 100kg.

The complete Fliteboard package weighs between 28.5kg and 34kg depending upon the board, Flitecell and wing choice.

It is highly recommended that you wear appropriate safety gear when Fliteboarding, including an approved PFD and helmet.

While Fliteboard can be ridden in a wave or ocean swell (just like a SUP or Surf foil) Fliteboard is not suitable for riding breaking waves in the surf zone. Riders do so at their own risk.

Fliteboard is much lighter than other powered craft, however is heavier than a surfboard or SUP Foil, and therefore can be more dangerous to riders or other water users if caught in a wave. Fliteboard recommends you use a paddle Sup or Surf foil for dedicated wave riding. Fliteboard should never be ridden in the breaking surf zone, near other water users (including swimmers and surfers) or offshore from swimmers and surfers (in case Fliteboard is pushed towards shore in a wave).

Learning to Fliteboard is different for everyone. We have seen experienced surfers foiling in five minutes or take three to four sessions before they can comfortably balance the eFoil. We have seen people with limited water sports experience get the hang of Fliteboard very quickly, and others that need a number of sessions and a few hours of practice. However most riders will be having fun instantly, as riding on the board, even when not foiling is rewarding. Similar to riding a bike, with practice, foiling becomes automatic.

Experience balancing on a board of some kind will be a significant advantage. Fliteboard recommends lessons through an approved Fliteschool.

Fliteschool locations can be found on our website.  Fliteboard.com/locations

eFoil propulsion unit

About the 60cm mast. The Fliteboard AIR is compatible only with the 60cm mast eFoil unit.

The Fliteboard, PRO and ULTRA are compatible with both the 75cm and 60cm mast eFoil units. So you can interchange almost everything – except that you can’t use the 75cm mast eFoil units with the Fliteboard AIR boards. 

The benefits of the 60cm mast are that it is more user friendly – it is less likely to fall on the wing, and when the rider falls it will be from a lower height above the water – and that it is less extreme – since the maximum height above the water is less. The benefits of the 75cm mast are that riding in choppy conditions is better – since there is more range of height to fly above the chop – and that the board can be carved harder and in tighter in the turns – because the mast allows for a lower angle in the turns before the board touches the water.

Flite Controller

The Flite Controller is fully waterproof. It includes a magnetic hall sensor throttle for very precise throttle control. The Flite Controller includes a number of rider modes to make learning easier, and also to provide precision control for experienced riders. Flite Controller includes a display that provides a range of information to help you get the most from your ride, and to assist you to return home with remaining Flitecell power.

Flitecell

The Flitecell charges using a special charger that plugs into a standard household wall socket, either 220-240V or 110-120V.

Flitecell Ti Explore takes 1hr 45mins to charge and Flitecell Ti Sport takes 1hr 15mins to charge. Configured Fliteboards come with a Delta Q 25amp charger.

Unfortunately electric vehicle batteries are not permitted on passenger aircraft. Depending on the route, it may be possible to ship the Flitecell separately on a dedicated cargo plane, via road or sea transport.

Yes.

The Flite Controller display shows the remaining Flitecell power as voltage, remaining time and range (based upon your power consumption). An efficiency screen on the controller displays watt hours per kilometre, to guide you to speed up or slow down to maximise your ride time and range.

In addition, the specially configured Battery Management System will reduce the power available when the Flitecell is close to running out. This gives you enough power to motor slowly back to shore, but not enough power to foil. For safety reasons, you should never ride further from shore than you are prepared to swim."

Approximately 40kms (25 miles) for an 80kg rider. However, the maximum possible distance depends on your wing choice, battery choice, conditions, rider experience and weight. We suggest using a Flow 1300 wing and riding between 16-19km/h at about 700-750W to achieve distances of around 42-43km of powered riding. If you use the True Glide prop and catch some waves/swell going downwind, the potential is endless. Recently, we tested the duration of our Flitecell Explore by crossing the English Channel, a 37.37km distance in 1hour 39 minutes.

Flitecell Ti is the best portable marine battery range available. Flitecell Ti Explore offers maximum ride time, in excess of 2hrs but this is dependant on the weight, speed and competency of the rider as well as wing choice and removal of the prop guard. The slower you ride, the longer your battery will last. If you ride constantly at high speed, it’s possible to deplete the battery in under 1 hour.

The Flitecell Ti Sport will last approx 1hour 10mins at an average speed of 25 km/h.

Wings

Yes, the wings are compatible and interchangeable with any Fliteboard (The Cruiser 1800 is for Series 2 Fuselages only).

Fliteboard wings are carbon composite epoxy construction and can be repaired by your local surfboard repair specialist.

Yes all wings are compatible across Series 1 and 2 and across all boards (although we dont reccomend putting performance wings on the AIR). *Exception: The Cruiser 1800 must not be fitted to a Series 1 eFoil. This can be confirmed by checking the serial number of the eFoil as it contains the information.

*The Cruiser 1800 wing must not be used on a 75cm eFoil

Fliteboard wings are built in a high pressure, pre-preg carbon fibre construction for stiffness and strength.

Series 2.2

In Series 2.2, we have introuced the following innovations and advancements:

Flitecell Titanium
• Flitecell Ti Sport and Flitecell Ti Explore
• Signature titanium plates make Flitecell highly resistant to corrosion
• Premium quality 21700 cells provide incredible performance with cooler cells
• Phase Changing Material (PCM) was introduced into Flitecell Ti Explore, to provide enhanced thermal management.

Flite App
• Coming in 2022
• Connect to global Flite community with leaderboards and competitions
• Wave mode automatically detects when you’re riding an unpowered wave and keeps the motor armed. Track ride time, distance, speed and map every turn.

Flite Controller
• Double the trigger range for more precision and control

Quieter Motor

Personal Flotations Devices (PFDs/Impact Vests)

Packaging
• 40% smaller
• Stronger and more compact
• Optional wing quiver bag

You can purchase Fliteboard Series 2.2 directly from our website, or head to the Loactions page to find the closest reseller near you. Alternatively, email hello@fliteboard.com and the Sales Team will be able to assist you.

Series 2 Fliteboard is compatible with Series 2.2: Flitecell Ti range, new eFoil Packaging, Flite Controller with Long Throw Trigger, Flite App updates (coming this Northern Hemisphere's summer).

Series 1 Fliteboard is compatible with Series 2.2: Flitecell Ti range, Flite Controller with Long Throw Trigger, Flite App updates (coming this Northern Hemisphere's summer).

New eFoil packaging is compatible with Series 2. Series 2 customers can purchase via our website.

All Series 1 and Series 2 customers can purchase Series 2.2: Flitecell Ti range, Flite Controller with long throw trigger and wing quiver bag.

New Titanium plates makes Flitecel Ti the most robust and durable marine battery there is. Contains premiums 21700 cells. Additional thermal headroom. New Phase Changing Material in Flitecell Explore. Advanced BMS (Battery management system).

The wing quiver bag is an optional wing bag that can be purchased separately from our website.

Flitecell Titanium now has signuture titanium plates, replacing the previous aluminium design, making Flitecell Titanium highly resistant to corrosion, while also reducing weight and increasing impact resistance. This new generation of Flitecell also includes 21700 premium cells, additional thermal headroom, an advanced BMS and new Phase Changing Material (in Flitecell Ti Explore) increasing ride safety and longevity.

The Series 2.2 Flite Controller has double the range with a new long throw trigger. The increased range from 20 to 40 degress allows riders to enjoy more precision and control when powering in and out of turns.

Our new eFoil bag is 40% smaller, lighter and stronger, to house your eFoil perfectly. Our customers want choice and many own multiple wings to change up their ride. We now offer an optional wing quiver bag to house all those extra toys, this can be purchased separately on our website.

Series 2.2 is an upgrade on Series 2. All board and eFoil models are the same. We have upgraded the trigger on the Flite Controller, made our motor even quieter, introduced new eFoil Packaging and introduced considerable advancement to our Flitecell range.

Series 2

No. Series 2 eFoils require a special mastbox and battery box to work correctly as the receiver for the Flite Controller is now built into the Flitebox and not into the top of the board. Series 2 boards also have been designed to allow for RF signals to pass through it while underwater.

Yes. Note, the Series 2 latches require the new backing plate with 4 screw mounting holes.

Yes

The new deck grip has a thermoformed stipple (small bumps) across the diamond pattern to improve grip and comfort.

No. The connection signal is not strong enough, and the firmware is not compatible with the eFoil.

No. The firmware is not compatible. It can however can be modified by Fliteboard HQ (requires internal software and firmware source files).

Yes. If using the Series 1 Sport battery, ensure the battery foam spacer is used in the battery compartment.

The label on the Flitecell is marked with a serial number

No. Series 2 eFoils require a special mastbox and battery box to work correctly as the receiver for the Flite Controller is now built into the Flitebox and not into the top of the board. Series 2 boards also have been designed to allow for RF signals to pass through it while underwater.

No. Series 1 eFoils require the board to have the Receiver built into the board. Series 2 boards expect the Receiver to be incorporated within the eFoils Flitebox.

No. The Series 1 and 2 fuselages have different tail piece connections and are not interchangeable.

Yes but the Series 2 End Cap has been improved for better serviceability. The Series 2 End Cap can be used on the Series 1 fuselage but the Propeller Duct will need to be swapped for the Series 2 variant also.

No. The Series 1 variant does not have the correct bayonet fitting.

Yes. All wings are compatible with Series 1 and 2 eFoils.*

*Exception: The Cruiser 1800 must not be fitted to a Series 1 eFoil that does not have the reinforced webbing at the front of the fuselage. This can be confirmed by checking the serial number of the eFoil as it contains the information.

*The Cruiser 1800 wing must not be used on a 75cm eFoil

Yes

Yes but there will be a large step behind the aft of the wing which will result in induced drag.