This orca inspired watercraft comes with a 255hp supercharged engine. Now offers riding pegs and a handlebar attachment to allow for a stunt man to ride on the back and perform tricks.
The killer whale inspired Seabrecher Y is the latest watercraft to join the Seabreacher fleet. The new model incorporates design features that give the appearance of a real whale; including a more rounded off nose, large whale tail, new pectoral fins, and a taller dorsal fin. The larger modified tail fin was added to help in acheiving a full 180 degree back flip, which continues to be a goal for Innespace.
The Seabreacher Y comes standard with the same 255hp supercharged engine that is found in the X model and offers the same high performance capabilities, but is equipped with the panoramic bubble top canopy normally found on the J model. The killer whale model is ideal for putting on live shows and attractions due to it's life like resemblance of a real orca. Innespace now even offers riding pegs and a handlebar attachment to allow for a stunt man to ride on the back and perform tricks.
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?
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 refloated.
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 operarate 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 Coastguard 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 Jetski or Seadoo, 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.