• Variable pedal assist can be dialed up or down to fit your needs.
• Top speed of up to 12 mph (similar to traditional sailboats).
• Modular design for quick assembly and transport to and from the water.
• Fast and maneuverable, get ready to experience the thrill of cycling on the open water - no roads, no traffic.
YOUR RIDE, CONNECTED
All Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1’s come standard with the GARMIN® eBike Remote. Rugged, compact and lightweight and effectively cycle between the 7 levels of motor assistance. With multiple compatible devices (30+) make use of Manta5’s free Datafields on the Connect IQ Store.
RIDERS CAN TRACK
Battery charge level Electric assist level
* More features to come
Rugged, compact and lightweight remote control. It’s never been easier to change the performance level of your bike.
DYNAMIC ELECTRIC ASSIST
4 HOUR RIDE TIME
The Hydrofoiler XE-1 has seven levels of electric assistance that can be changed as you ride.
Dial the electric assistance down and put in more of your own power to increase the duration of your ride. A heavy rider can get ~4 hours of ride time on low assistance. The harder you work, the further you can go.
EASY TRANSPORT, FAST ASSEMBLY
The Hydrofoiler is the most mobile personal watercraft in the market today. Weighing a total of 67 pounds (30.5 kg) fully assembled, its modular design allows for easy in-car or towbar rack transportation before and after your ride.
No two bodies of water are the same.
Whether you want to launch from the beach, boat, jetty or deep water.
Enjoy learning the key launching techniques needed to get up on the foil in various locations.
CHASSIS AND GEARS
Aircraft grade TIG welded 6061-T6 aluminium frame
Hybrid drivetrain with industry standard components for easy replacement
Buoyancy modules designed to streamline the Hydrofoiler both above and below water
Easy maintenance crank-set, gearbox and propeller/shaft sub-assembly
Fully submersible IPX8 rated battery housing system.
70 cell lithium ion pack
36 volts of power capable of supplying 22 amps
Easy access charging connector with a 4 hour charge time
Battery ride time 1-4 hours dependant on level of electric assist*
GARMIN® eBike Remote includes on/off, and electrical assist level selection (up and down)
*Estimated battery run time may vary depending on the weight of the rider, weather conditions, and level of assist.
IPX8 rated electric motor
460 watts of pedal assist power
Specially designed cooling fins, integrated RPM and double pedal torque sensors to ensure optimal motor temperature
7 electrical assist levels
CARBON FIBER HYDROFOILS
Foil tip design minimizes drag and extends effective wingspan
Rear wingspan measures 6’ 6” (2m). Front wing, 3’11” (1.2m). General purpose foils. Suitable for lakes, rivers, and ocean
“FRONT TILLER” - NOSE OF BIKE
Front tiller pivots automatically to adjust ride height to suit different water conditions, ensuring optimal planing levels, and rider efficiency.
Weighing a total of 67 lbs/30.5 kg* (including motor and battery) the Hydrofoiler XE-1 is as light weight as industry standard eBikes.
*Total bike weight may vary based on production componentry
Frequently asked questions:
• Who can ride the bike?
- Confident swimmers between 60kgs – 100kgs of any age (no license required). The Hydrofoiler is optimised for riders weighing between 70kgs-90kgs. To perform the submerged launch, riders do need to weigh below 100kgs in order to re-surface.
How fast does the Hydrofoiler go?
The bike boasts a top speed of 22kmh and a cruising speed between 11 – 13kmh. Minimum speed needed to foil is 8.5kph (Less than 5 knots).
How long does the battery last?
The battery offers up to 4 hours of riding time on the lowest assist level and 1.5 hours on maximum assist*. Riding conditions, rider input and ability will affect ride time. The 70 cell lithium-ion battery pack delivers 22Ah with each battery pack being easy to swap out in minutes.
To recharge the battery, the battery plugs into any standard wall socket and takes 3 hours to charge back to full.
*Ride duration is subject to rider weight, water conditions and level of electronic assistance the rider has selected.
How does the battery handle the heat/cold?
The total ride time (battery life) may differ when operating in extreme ambient temperatures.
For example, all lithium batteries achieve optimum service life if used at 20°C (68ºF) or slightly below. If, for example, a battery operates at 30°C (86ºF) instead of a more moderate lower room temperature, the cycle life is reduced by ~20 percent.
How do I transport the Hydrofoiler?
The Hydrofoiler™ XE-1 is the most mobile personal watercraft in the market today. Designed to be broken down into three parts; front foil, rear foil, and body. This allows for simple storage and transportation in-car or on roof racks. The Hydrofoiler can be assembled within 5 minutes and carried to the water by hand.
What is the Hydrofoiler constructed from?
Strengthened carbon fibre which is set with high performance epoxies (front and rear hydrofoils)
Aircraft grade TIG welded 606-T6 aluminium (frame)
Vacuum formed ASA plastic (buoyancy modules)
How big is the Hydrofoiler? (weight | dimensions)
The Hydrofoiler™ XE-1 currently weighs 30.5kgs including battery and motor. Final bike weight may vary slightly depending on production componentry.
Fully assembled bike dimensions: 4,5ft High x 6,5ft Wide x 7,2ft Long
What riding gear would I need?
Manta5 insist that riders wear a PFD (personal flotation device)/life jacket and carry a communication device. The PFD will help the rider float in the water when they’re not riding. The communication device is to contact someone on shore in the case of an emergency.
*Manta5 recommends that riders also check and abide by local policies and regulations when riding.
Is the Hydrofoiler eco-friendly?
Our Hydrofoiler XE-1 is made with ‘clean-technology’ meaning that riders can explore all water areas, including protected lakes and rivers that petrol-powered watercraft are denied access to.
What is the minimum water depth required to foil and submerged launch the Hydrofoiler?
A minimum depth of 1 meter (3ft) to ride the bike in, is recommended. However, to perform the submerged launch to resurface this would require a minimum water depth of 2 meters (7ft).
What happens when I stop pedalling?
The bike floats on its side when stationary. When you stop pedalling you will slowly sink down into the water, buoyancy prevents the bike from sinking when you stop pedalling. Master the remounting technique to perform a "submerged launch" to get foiling again from deep water.
Autonomy: battery duration from 1-4 hours, depending on the level of electrical assistance
Weight: 30.50 kg
Charging: 4 hours
Price: 7,990.00 EUR + VAT