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un vélo électrique amphibie : le SeaScape - premier du genre

Le pédalo assisté électriquement SeaScape est un pedelec sur l'eau. A l'occasion du 43ième International Boat Show de Düsseldorf, il a été présenté en exclusivité au public.


Electric-assisted Watercraft

The water pedelec SeaScape is the first of its kind worldwide. It was developed and licensed for fresh water and for salt water. From May 2012, it will be available on the open market. Manufacturer of the whole vehicle is the company BionX, renowned for its pedelec components. The company`s international headquarters is in Canada. The European head office is in Austria.

With a total weight of 220 kg (including batteries), the electric assisted watercraft is a genuine lightweight and can be classified as Light Electric Vehicle (LEV).

Regardless of which sector - watercraft  or pedelecs - the SeaScape represents a novel product category.

Electric-assisted Cycling on the Water

The SeaScape allows to cruise a river upstream and downstream with or without the support of the electric motor.

The used drive system is equivalent to the systems the company developed for pedelecs and is equipped with a power sensor.

There are four selectable electric assist levels in `eco` or `performance` mode: ECO-MODE 30 % (Cruise: Assist Level 1) or 60 % (Tour: Assist Level 2) or PERFORMANCE MODE 100 % (Ambition: Assist Level 3) or 300 % (Power: Assist Level 4)

The electric-assistance allows to ride relaxed and comfortable or sporty, enabling cardio workout on the water. Neither disturbing noise emissions nor emissions of diesel engines. Electric mobility is the future mobility on the water!

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Technical Specifications according to manufacturer

 SeaScape 12

Type: Catamaran

Passenger: 2 side-by-side seated (plus 2 children in the front)

Propulsion: human power, proportional electric assist


Overall length: 12 ft / 3,645 mm

Overall width: 6.1 ft / 1,870 mm

Overall height (propeller up): 40.6" / 1,260 mm

Draft (propeller down): 15.5" / 395 mm

Draft (propeller up): 8.4" / 215 mm


Overall weight (incl. 2 batteries): 485 lb / 220 kg

Max. load capacity: 680 lb / 310 kg

Max. load capacity front deck (2 children): 132 lb / 60 kg


Speed w/o support: 3.4 mph / 5.4 km/h (3.0 kn) nominal

Speed: 4.5 mph / 7.2 km/h (4.0 kn) nominal

with support: 5 mph / 8.1 km/h (4.5 kn) maximum

Output: 250 W nominal

Support: 4 support levels (35%, 60%, 100%, 300%)

Engine control: BionX

Propeller speed: 220 rpm nominal

Battery: 2x 12 V 30 Ah marine

Battery load cycles: approx. 600 (full load cycles)

Charge time battery: 3 hours (with 10 A charger)

Steering: Direct steering w/Bowden cable

Hull: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Stowage: Under/behind seat, battery compartment

BionX Console: Removable G2

>> SeaScape 12 brochure (PDF)


Copy: Angela Budde

Photos: Hannes Neupert

25 January 2012

Update: 3 February 2012







Calendrier :

3rd to 6th March 2021, Taipei, Taiwan, Taipei Cycle Show

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