FAQ'S



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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 bike?

Confident swimmers between 130lbs – 220lbs of any age (no license required).  The Hydrofoiler is optimised for riders weighing between 155lbs-200lbs. To perform the submerged launch, riders do need to weigh below 220lbs in order to re-surface. 

How fast does the Hydrofoiler go?

The bike boasts a top speed of 13mph and a cruising speed between 7 – 8mph.

How long does the battery last?

The battery offers up to 60 minutes of riding time on maximum assist*. Riding conditions, rider input and ability will affect ride time. Whilst riding, you can check the remaining battery life which is shown on the heads-up display (HUD) mounted on the Hydrofoiler handlebars. The 70 cell lithium-ion battery pack delivers 22Ah with each battery pack being easy to swap out using an Allen Key.  


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 20°C (68ºF) or slightly below. If, for example, a battery operates at 30°C (86ºF) 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 30.5kgs including battery and motor. Final bike weight may vary slightly depending on production componentry.Fully assembled bike dimensions: 4,5ft High x 6,5ft Wide x 7,2ft Long 

What riding gear would I need?

Manta5 strongly recommend that riders wear a PFD (personal flotation device)/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’ meaning that 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, customers will have access to the list of service agents in their area through the Manta5 Customer Portal (in construction). Most of the XE-1 componentry is constructed from standard bicycle parts. Repairs to the battery and motor, however, must be completed at the Manta5 HQ.

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

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

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.

How can I become a distributor?

You can visit our Distributor Opportunities page for more information and fill in the registration form to submit your interest. We are accepting applications around the world, not just our early market introduction to the USA, UK and Europe.

Where can I buy a Hydrofoiler XE-1 in my country? 

You can find your nearest distributor for Manta5 products on our Distributors page. Alternatively, Manta5 can offer direct to consumer support through our online e-commerce platform. This is limited to Europe, United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand.

Why don’t you ship to my country?

Due to overwhelming demand, Manta5’s current support is open to Europe, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand. We are working hard to expand and open to more countries. Updates about this are released through our email updates.

How much does shipping and delivery cost?

All Hydrofoiler XE-1’s are packed and delivered to your preferred shipping address. Manta5 will confirm your address one month out from production assembly. Orders will be shipped in order of reservation number.


  • United States: $380 USD per bike to all states excluding Hawaii; $700 USD per bike to Hawaii; $1,000 USD per bike to Alaska
  • Europe/UK: €350 EUR per bike*
  • New Zealand: $125 NZD per bike


* Switzerland customers will pay an additional €33,75 per bike for T1 documentation fee.


Taxes (incl. VAT) are not included in the shipping cost. Subject to state and local taxes. Customs and handling fees are included in the shipping price.

Does the Hydrofoiler come with a warranty?

Yes, all Hydrofoilers™ come with a comprehensive one-year replacement warranty for all XE-1 components and frame. Please note that improper use of the bike may void the manufacturing warranty. If you believe there is a manufacturing flaw, please email us: support@manta5.com

How long does my warranty last for? 

All Hydrofoiler­ XE-1's come with a comprehensive one-year replacement warranty for all XE-1 components and frame. To read more about the warranty, please click here

What are the terms and conditions of sale?


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