Introducing the NEW Hydrofoiler SL3 Lineup

The world’s first water bike that replicates the cycling experience on water. Using the same technology as America’s Cup sailboats this Hydrofoil eBike opens up a whole new cycling frontier. Suitable for a wide range of fitness levels, riders can explore ocean coastlines, train along waterways, or cruise lakeside with friends and family.

  • Orca White Chassis
  • Light Hydropack 600 Battery
  • ‘Learner’ Fixed Cord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil
  • All riders
  • Lightweight battery
  • Orca White Chassis
  • Long range Hydropack 1000 Battery
  • ‘Learner’ Fixed Cord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil
  • Bestseller
  • Long range
  • Sharkskin Chassis
  • Long range Hydropack 1000 Battery
  • Both Fixed Cord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil + ‘Super Lightweight’ High efficiency (HE2)Rear Foil
  • Confident starters to expert
  • Longest range

Top Features

Variable Electric Assist

Up to 4.5 Hours Ride Time

Carbon Fibre Foils

Modular for In-car Transport

IP67 Motor and Housing

Easy Launch Technology

Throttle Override

Tool-less Detachable Battery

Product Specifications

Ride Duration

The longest ride duration of any electric foiling product on the market


Speeds vary based on ride conditions, rider weight & ability

Coming soon: Speed foil & propeller targeting increases to top end speed

Top-end speed: 20 kph | 12 mph
Cruising speed:
11 kph | 7 mph
Minimum speed: 6 kph | 4 mph

Chop and swell capabilities

Handles rolling swell and choppy conditions. The SL3 ‘slices’ through tougher conditions than conventional SUPs, kayaks and most personal watercraft.

Hire market durability

New hardwearing monocoque chassis, a new robust drivetrain and fully sealed gearboxes are designed with commercial hire operators in mind.


The Hydrofoiler SL3 features quick connection parts that breaks the bike into 5 sub-assemblies. Transport in car and carry to the water by hand.


Ultra low maintenance, no high wear drive components like on most bicycles.

Simple hose wash down after salt water riding.

Access for servicing/replacing modules requires less tools​. Further modularity built in to sub-assemblies for affordable repair – when a fault occurs the replacement is of the affected module, not the whole assembly​.

Battery charge time

Hydropack 1000 Battery: 5 hours
Hydropack 600 Battery: 3 hours
Coming soon: Fast charger

Assembled dimensions

1.4 m High x 2 m Wide x 2.2 m Long  |  4.5 ft High, 6.5 ft Wide, 7.2 ft Long

Parts weight

Chassis: 10.1 kg | 22 lbs
Drive Train: 13.9 kg | 30 lbs
FC2 Rear foil: 5.8 kg | 12.5 lbs
HE2 Carbon rear foil: 2.9 kg | 6 lbs
Hydropack 1000 Battery: 8.6 kg | 19 lbs
Hydropack 600 Battery: 7.1 kg | 15.5 lbs
Tiller and front foil: 1.9 kg | 4 lbs


Rear Foil: HE2 Carbon

Super lightweight and high strength.

Connection: Custom Tapered Shoe
Aspect ratio: High (10)
Wingspan: 6’6” (2 m)

Rear Foil: FC2 Fixed Chord

Built for learners. Durable, low-cost entry option
for new riders and hire operators.

Connection: Custom Tapered Shoe
Aspect ratio: High (10)
Wingspan: 6’6” (2 m)

Front Foil: HE2 Carbon

Super lightweight and high strength.

Wingspan: 3’11” (1.2 m)



  • Composite frame with integrated buoyancy
  • Toolless Detachable Drive unit for easy transport and storage
  • Sealed drive unit: 3 purpose-built Manta5 Gearboxes IPX8 rated
  • Gearbox: Custom planetary
  • Driveshaft: aluminium
  • Propeller shaft: stainless steel
  • Propeller: carbon fibre reinforced nylon


  • Motor: Custom in-line motor, sealed to IP67
  • Gearbox: Custom planetary gearbox with torque, speed and temperature control, with the ability to assist pedal power or operate individually 
  • Power: 2500 watts
  • Control: Wired Manta5 Remote
Hydropack Batteries
  • Chemistry: Lithium-ion
  • Voltage: 52V (Nominal)
  • Hydropack 1000: 1000 Wh
  • Hydropack 600: 600 Wh
  • Peak Discharge: 3000W
  • Housing: Dual layer marine grade housing. Clear outer layer for easy inspection. IP67 rated. Integrated Battery Management System with constant ‘pulse’ monitoring system.
  • Charger: 52V 110/240V AC input
Bluetooth Ride Controller
  • Firmware updates via Bluetooth
  • Integrated LCD display: Live Battery Level, Assist Level, Throttle position, System Warnings, Rider Power Display, Rider Cadence Display
  • Increase/decrease electrical pedal assist (10 Assist power levels)
  • Torque and cadence-controlled motor power
  • Throttle Override
  • Different Ride modes: Pedal Assist with optional throttle override (Default), Boost (Full throttle, Max Speed)



Please note, variability in the manufacturing process and suppliers may result in minor spec changes.


Can the Hydrofoiler handle chop and swell?

You can ride on oceans, rivers and lakes, handling moderate chop and swell. The front tiller section of the Hydrofoiler self-levels and help to punch through chop and over swell as you ride. Check out this video showcasing the bike in choppy conditions

Always ride to your ability and practice caution in riskier conditions.

Who can ride the Hydrofoiler?

Confident swimmers up to 220lbs (100kgs) of any age. To perform the submerged launch, riders do need to weigh below 220lbs (100kgs) in order to re-surface.

How fast does the Hydrofoiler go?

The bike boasts a top speed of 13mph (22km/h) and a cruising speed between 7 – 8mph (11–13km/h). Minimum speed needed to foil is 5.2mph (8.5km/h) – 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 68ºF (20°C) or slightly below. If, for example, a battery operates at 86ºF (30°C) 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 67lbs (30.5kgs) including battery and motor.


Fully assembled bike dimensions: 4,5ft High x 6,5ft Wide x 7,2ft Long (1.4m High x 2m Wide x 2.2m Long)

What riding gear would I need?

Manta5 insist that riders wear a personal flotation device (PFD)/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. Riders can explore all water areas, including protected lakes and rivers, that petrol-powered watercraft are denied access to.

How does the Hydrofoiler get serviced?

All Hydrofoiler XE-1’s are serviced by Manta5 authorised service agents, with some components able to be self-serviced with sufficient skill and experience. Customers will have access to a list of service agents in their area through the Distributor Locator page on our website.

Most of the XE-1 componentry is constructed from standard bicycle parts and can be serviced through your local bicycle service center. Repairs to the battery and motor, however, must be completed at the Manta5 HQ or an authorised service agent.

What is the minimum water depth required to foil and submerged launch the Hydrofoiler?

A minimum depth of 3ft (1m) to ride the bike in, is recommended. However, to perform the submerged launch to resurface this would require a minimum water depth of 7ft (2m).

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.

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