E- Takuma - almost here !

Eagerly awaited Takuma E foil

We'll soon have our hands on the UK's first Takuma Efoil - here are some details

An e-foil is a board with a hydrofoil and an electric motor, which allows you to fly over the water and experience new gliding sensations. Until now, this market was dominated by a Puerto Rican manufacturer, Lift Foils, and an Australian brand, Flite, with boards sold for around 10,000 euros. A young company from Lille, Takuma, specialising in leisure hydrofoils, has been offering its own e-foil for the general public for a few days, at a more affordable price of 5999 Pounds. "It took us two years of R & D to develop a cheaper and easier to use board," says Cyril Coste, a sliding sports enthusiast who co-founded Takuma with Thomas Bevilacqua and Nicolas Guittard. We have worked a lot on the hydrodynamics of the foil: ours allows to fly with a smaller engine and therefore a less bulky battery. The design of the cooling system - by water or by air - of the battery and the computer which makes it possible, via a remote control, to manage the speed of the machine should be the subject of a patent application.

Mass production

"Another difference compared to our competitors who still make a lot of parts using 3D printers, we invested in moulds to produce mass and therefore cheaper," adds Thomas Bevilacqua. This graduate of Grenoble School of Management, passed by Decathlon, first created a communication agency, Ores, in 2013 with a childhood friend, Nicolas Guittard. This is where the duo met Cyril Coste, in 2014: he had created a company, Lokahi, specialized in stand-up paddles and surfs, became a customer of Ores.

The entire electrical part of Takuma e-foils is made in Taiwan, while the production of the board part is provided in France and Formosa. The targeted customers are the individuals but also the hirers, installed along the beaches or nautical bases.

 

Board size : 6’4 x 30 : 150 Litres

Max weight : Around 95kg be to comfortable

Max speed : about 30km/h

Weight : 28k (battery is 11kg)

Battery - 1.512Kw.

Time charge : 3 hours

Foil type - Takuma LOL foil 1600cm2

Available to pre order for £5999 More information Here 

Takuma Efoil

Takuma concept dropped a big fish recently so to speak, at the SURF EXPO in Florida by announcing their latest product into the line of evolving Hydrofoil products.

Already founding an extensive range of hydrofoils and boards into the surf, sup and kite market, this is an exciting product from Takuma concept

The Takuma E foil Electric Foil board is hand controlled by a remote which allows the user to control the speed of the motor, the rider then adjusts their weight to stay in pitch and glide effortlessly across the surface ..no matter what the surface conditions are 

We cant wait to have a go at this electric foil boarding 

TAKUMA // FILM SITE from ORES Group on Vimeo.

The eTakuma concept has a modular design which means the board can be changed for use for various forms of foiling.

 

  • E-FOIL - using the motor for propulsion
  • SURF FOIL - use the wave for propulsion
  • SUP FOIL - use the wave/ paddle  for propulsion
  • WAKE FOIL - use the boat/ wake  for propulsion
  • KITE FOIL -use the kite for propulsion

Some really innovative features include the following

 

Speed ranges from 8km - 30km/h which is max speed of 18mph !

 

COOLING SYSTEM WATER / AIR COOL

Takuma's team have developed a unique innovation around the E-foil cooling system.Our “WATAIR COOL” system in Anodized Aluminium is specifically designed and patented with BB Talkin who specialize in waterproof Bluetooth connectivity devices.

The Water/air cool system will cool down the ESC both on water and in the air, allowing for an optimal management of the electric system temperatures. 

What this means... Batteries get really hot and they have looked to manage this by designing this functioning feature

Learn more about this in this image here  - http://etakuma.com/pdf/E-TAKUMA_WATAIR_COOL.pdf

ADAPTED AUTONOMY

On water, battery autonomy is between 45 and 75 minutes, depending on surface water conditions and your experience level. Our product has built-in Samsung Lithium  batteries, the same system used by TESLA cars, the SAMSUNG 48V/35A

So we'll keep you updated as this new efoil comes to market...if your are interested in ordering one this is possible  

 

Reserve yours today ... £5999 GBP - email us at [email protected]