Can I buy one?
Yes of course! Every Seabreacher is custom built specifically for you. Made to order only, we do not stock these items, so there are no production units are available for immediate purchase.
How much do they cost?
The Seabreacher price is different for each model, and is primarily dependent on the available options chosen as this adds to the base price. On average, a typical Seabreacher price will range from £60,000-75,000+ GBP / €80,000-100,000+ EUR. Please note, the price may vary in various countries due to shipping costs (duties and tax). We have an extensive list of options available, and because each Seabreacher is custom built to order, we can accommodate almost any special requests, from intricate airbrushed paint schemes to personalized interior treatments.
Do I get a better Seabreacher price if I order more?
Yes, naturally we will be glad to offer you the best Seabreacher price direct from source discounted for each and every multiple order. Like anything in life, the more you order in one go the better the Seabreacher price!
Can you ship anywhere?
Yes, Seabreachers have been delivered as far away as the Caribbean, Australia, China, Germany, Mallorca, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (to name a few).
How much does it cost to ship a Seabreacher?
A Seabreacher and trailer fit inside a standard 20 foot shipping container. Shipping cost is typically between £2,500-5,000 GBP / €3000-6000 EUR. We can provide you with a more accurate shipping quote to most destinations.
How long does it take to build?
From confirmation of first payment installment our normal lead time is about 8 weeks. This may vary due to work load, but we can advise more accurately when you place your order.
Do you offer financing?
Unfortunately not, but the total is broken up into three stage payments throughout the course of production. Our terms are typically an initial £26,000 GBP / €35,000 EUR to commence construction, then another £26,000 GBP / €35,000 EUR upon engine installation and operational controls, and the remaining balance including shipping costs upon completion and acceptance trial (prior to shipping).
How deep can they dive?
About 5 feet for brief durations but generally they go just a few feet below the surface in order to keep the snorkel above the water.
How fast can they go?
The Seabreacher X,Y and Z models are capable of approx. 50mph on the surface and up to 25mph under water!
How long does it take to learn to operate?
It is surprisingly quick to pick up the basic operation of the Seabreacher and learn to navigate on the surface. Prolonged dives and other tricks take a little longer to master, but most pilots are proficient in a couple of days.
What happens if I dive too deep?
Because the Seabreacher is positively buoyant, it needs speed in order to dive, which means the engine needs to be running, and the engine needs fresh air to breathe. The moment you dive too deep, the engine’s air supply is cut off and the engine immediately loses power; therefore, it pops back to the surface. Sometimes it will pop up backwards if you try and dive too deep and too steep.
Can they sink?
No, the hull is constructed with enough flotation that it will always remain buoyant and level, even if the cockpit and engine bay are fully flooded. The water level in the cockpit would not exceed mid-waist level in such a situation, so water could be easily pumped out and the vessel re-floated.
Is there a way to escape from the inside if necessary?
Yes, there are handles and emergency pull pins on both the outside and inside of the boat so it can always be opened.
Can it capsize? What’s the maximum degree of rotation?
Yes, if the canopy is open it is possible to capsize the vessel, but it’s very stable and will self right. The Seabreacher can be rolled over as much as you’d like with the canopy closed, but can only roll 30 degrees with the canopy open.
Can they operate in the ocean or surf?
They have been designed to operate in salt water as well as fresh water and are designed to handle moderate ocean conditions. We do not recommend that novice operators operate them in surf or rough ocean conditions.
How do you launch them?
They can be launched at regular boat ramps from an optional custom-built trailer with no more difficulty than launching a conventional boat.
Do they leak?
The cockpit and engine bay are kept 100% watertight with the aid of inflatable aircraft seals. If the pilot forgets to inflate the seals, there can be minor leaks, but any water in the boat is automatically pumped out via the automatic bilge pumps.
Are they scary or claustrophobic to operate?
The ride can be as mild or wild as you wish. An experienced pilot can give passengers a scary ride if that’s what they’re looking for. Most people find the cockpit to be surprisingly open feeling due to the large panoramic canopy and view ports. If a pilot or passenger feels claustrophobic, it is possible to operate the Seabreacher at full speed on the surface with the canopy in its open position.
Do they require a support boat?
We strongly recommend that a support boat is present whenever you operate a Seabreacher. This is not as much for the Seabreacher but more to help keep other boaters or water users from coming too close to the vessel when it is operating. We also recommend having radio communication between the vessel and chase boat as an added precaution.
Are they Coast Guard approved?
Both the Seabreacher J (Recreational model) and Seabreacher X (extreme version) are approved for recreational boating and had been granted exemption from certain safety standards due to its unique configuration. They have the exact same classification as a conventional inboard boat or personal watercraft, and can be easily registered in most countries. The Seabreacher ARL (racing version) will be sanctioned by the APBA in its own special events class, but is not approved for recreational public use.
Do I need a license to operate them?
No, but a good understanding of boat operation and safety is recommended. We can arrange comprehensive training to any customer who purchases a custom built Seabreacher.
Can I register or insure them?
Yes, they can be registered as a conventional inboard boat and insurance cover can be found for your Seabreacher, we can assist if required to source a suitable insurer.
Can I make money with one?
There are many ways in which you can profit from owning a Seabreacher due to their unique nature and mass appeal. You can perform media demonstrations, attend shows and events, gain corporate sponsorship, and even lease your vessel out for film and commercial work or private hire. Always consider the insurance and safety aspects.
Can I rent one?
Not at this stage, but many of our customers have expressed interest in starting Seabreacher rental operations, so there may be a Seabreacher rental facility near you in the upcoming future.