Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Can I buy one?
Yes, Innespace is currently selling custom built versions of the Seabreacher for public sale. Each vessel is built to order. No production units are available for immediate purchase.
How much do they cost?
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 will range from US$80,000-US$100,000. Please note, the price may vary in other countries due to shipping costs (including duties and tax). We have an extensive list of options available, and because each Seabreacher is custom built to order, we can accommodate almost any special requests, from intricate airbrushed paint schemes to personalized interior treatments.
Do you offer financing?
Unfortunately not, but the total is broken up into three stage payments throughout the course of production. Our terms are typically an initial US$ 30,000 to commence construction, then another US$ 30,000 upon engine installation and operational controls, and the remaining balance upon completion and acceptance trial (prior to shipping).
Can I become a distributor?
Innespace is currently offering exclusive distribution rights for specific countries and regions. These distributors will provide sales and servicing support to Seabreacher customers in their specific territory, as well as offer demonstration rides for prospective customers. Exclusive distribution rights may be offered after the initial trial distribution period.
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 J model is capable of 40 mph on the surface, and up to 20mph under water. The X model is capable of 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. We continue to use a support boat every time we go out, even after ten years of operation.
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 states. 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 offer 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 we can help you with finding insurance coverage for your Seabreacher.
How can I get involved in Racing them?
Once you’ve purchased your own Seabreacher, you will be invited to participate in club racing events that will begin in 2010 here in th US. Racing will be available to both Seabreacher J and X models. Participants will be encouraged to seek their own sponsors and modify their vessels for competitive use.
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. Like us, you can perform media demonstrations, attend shows and events, gain corporate sponsorship, and even lease your vessel out for film and commercial work. We can help provide you with some of these opportunities. Soon, we expect to see Seabreacher Rental and Training operations pop up throughout the world, as well as sanctioned racing events. All these operations, will provide a good source of revenue from owning a Seabreacher.