Sealegs 3.8m Tender first look: Mini amphibious boat could open up new horizons

The smallest amphibious craft yet by Sealegs, the 3.8m Tender is an exciting development from those amphibious boat experts in New Zealand, due for launch in late 2022.All-wheel electric drive powers the Sealegs 3.8m Tender at up to 5mph on landUnder 13ft (3.96m) in length with an air draft of just 3ft 3in (1m) when the wheels are up and a light displacement of 450kg, the brilliantly packaged Sealegs 3.8m Tender takes exploration by tender to a whole new level, allowing you to not only find the most secluded beaches in the area but drive […] This article Sealegs 3.8m Tender first look: Mini amphibious boat could open up new horizons appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Sealegs 3.8m Tender first look: Mini amphibious boat could open up new horizons

The smallest amphibious craft yet by Sealegs, the 3.8m Tender is an exciting development from those amphibious boat experts in New Zealand, due for launch in late 2022.

All-wheel electric drive powers the Sealegs 3.8m Tender at up to 5mph on land

Under 13ft (3.96m) in length with an air draft of just 3ft 3in (1m) when the wheels are up and a light displacement of 450kg, the brilliantly packaged Sealegs 3.8m Tender takes exploration by tender to a whole new level, allowing you to not only find the most secluded beaches in the area but drive up on to them as well.

The diminutive proportions of the Sealegs 3.8m Tender allow for flexible stowage on the mothership, in a garage, on the bathing platform or on deck.

Like its larger siblings, the Sealegs 3.8m Tender can clamber out of the water and trundle along on land thanks to three chunky tyres and permanent all-wheel-drive.

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The difference is that this boat doesn’t rely on an inboard petrol engine for propulsion on land but an electric motor linked to a 3kWh battery pack.

It’s good for a top speed of 5mph with a continuous running time of 45 minutes. A full recharge will take around three hours.

The layout makes the most of what little deck space there is with two forward-facing seats aft, a bench seat next to the console and a rear-facing seat in the bow, which conceals a locker.

There is only one engine option – a 40hp Yamaha outboard – but there are accessory upgrades available, including a Simrad MFD and VHF, Fusion stereo system and a 12V inflation pump for topping up the four-chamber Hypalon tubes.

For those who like to take their boats off the beaten track, the Sealegs 3.8m Tender has to be the tender of choice.

Sealegs 3.8m Tender specifications

LOA: 12ft 5in (3.8m)
Beam: 5ft 9in (1.8m)
Engines: Single Yamaha 40hp outboard
Top speed: 34 knots
Starting price: TBC

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Galeon 410 HTC first look: New sportscruiser to inherit class-leading cockpit

Based on the 400 Fly, the 45ft Galeon 410 HTC is the smallest sportscruiser in the Galeon range to benefit from the “beach mode” feature, where the sides of the cockpit swing down to create extended platforms above the water. The Galeon 410 HTC is available with shafts, sterndrives and IPSAs we found when we tested its flybridge sibling, these balconies make even more sense on a smaller boat where you really feel the benefit of the extra space. In fact, with balconies down, the hydraulic bathing platform deployed and the transom grill on the go, it’s arguably got the best cockpit in the class. […] This article Galeon 410 HTC first look: New sportscruiser to inherit class-leading cockpit appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Galeon 410 HTC first look: New sportscruiser to inherit class-leading cockpit

Based on the 400 Fly, the 45ft Galeon 410 HTC is the smallest sportscruiser in the Galeon range to benefit from the “beach mode” feature, where the sides of the cockpit swing down to create extended platforms above the water.

The Galeon 410 HTC is available with shafts, sterndrives and IPS

As we found when we tested its flybridge sibling, these balconies make even more sense on a smaller boat where you really feel the benefit of the extra space.

In fact, with balconies down, the hydraulic bathing platform deployed and the transom grill on the go, it’s arguably got the best cockpit in the class.

It’s covered in clever details, like the seat at the aft end of the dinette that not only has a two-way backrest so two people can sit and look out over the water but also pivots across the saloon/cockpit threshold to add two extra seats to the external seating.

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If the 400 Fly is anything to go by, the fit and finish inside should be top notch and the two- cabin, two-bathroom accommodation is well proportioned for a family or two couples to cruise at length.

Of course the major benefit of opting for the Galeon 410 HTC over the 400 Fly is the sunroof over the main deck which, on UK and Med boats, will be glass and not the GRP affair as shown in these photos of a US spec boat.

It should be a comfortable boat to crew shorthanded, too, with the helm side door providing both easy access to the decks for the skipper and an easy way to communicate with those on deck.

Below the waterline there is something for everyone as the wide selection of twin diesel engines can be coupled to shafts, sterndrives or IPS. How’s that for choice?

Galeon 410 HTC specification

LOA: 44ft 2in (13.46m)
Beam: 13ft (3.9m)
Engines: Twin petrol/diesel up to 880hp
Top speed: 30 knots
Price from: £543,246 inc UK VAT

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