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Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand

For years I have been looking for an amphibian like the SeaMax. I found it being quietly manufactured in Brazil. I wanted a proven aeroplane. i.e. in production for at least 3 years and sold a minimum of 50. By then you know if there are any design faults and that the company is financially stable. The SeaMax has been in production for 5 years and has sold over 100 to the USA, Canada, England, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Greece, Latvia, Brazil, Argentina, Panama, Malaysia, Chile and now Australia. They have sold this many without any significant advertising. Its fame has spread by reputation. My dream plane also had to be designed to land on water and land, not a land plane on floats, because of corrosion. The SeaMax is mainly Fibre-glass, carbon-fibre, Kevlar & stainless steel. It is built to a quality, not down to a price.

  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand
  • Staying Aloft On a Dream - SeaMax Australia & New Zealand

Extracts from a report by Dan Johnson:


(In case you are not aware Dan Johnson is a truly independent, very experienced and critical pilot who has tested approx 200 light aeroplanes. He does not say nice things because he is politically / financially required to do so. I believe he is now Chairman of the US Light Plane association or something similar to that)

SeaMax : Designed and built by AirMax of Brazil. This beautifully finished, high performance aircraft sets a new standard for LSA floatplanes. This handsome flying boat can land on sheltered shores, lakes, rivers, estuaries and since SeaMax is amphibious, it can also use any of the thousands of airports. Amphibians are one of the most versatile aircraft types a buyer can choose. SeaMax is a highly capable boat, operating on and off the water with great stability and enthusiasm. The 24th design by talented developer Miguel Rosario shows the depth of his experience in this amphibian developed for a wealthy buyer. "Spare no detail," appears to be Rosario's philosophy with SeaMax. Though the exterior appears small the cockpit is roomy.

To truly appreciate this Brazilian beauty, you must thoughtfully examine its interior. Finished like a speed boat (except with lightweight components), SeaMax is a joy to behold. A clean, accented treatment blends nicely with controls and instrumentation within easy view and reach. An overhead switch panel is easily accessible to either occupant without blocking the great view. Throughout the SeaMax cockpit, attention to detail is superb.

Most amphibians introduce two challenges that SeaMax solves. General aviation amphibious floatplane aircraft are very expensive, with the float system alone often costing more than the entire ready-to-fly SeaMax. And amphibs also tend to be quite heavy, where SeaMax easily fits within the definition of a Light-Sport Aircraft floatplane. These facts mean more pilots can afford an amphibious aircraft.