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Lift Foils

Lift Foils is a manufacturer of hydrofoil surfboards from Puerto Rico. Before launching their first eFoil in 2018, the Lift team had been making foilboards for kiting and surfing for years.

E-SURFER was a representative for Lift Foils in 2018 and a dealer for Germany and Europe from 2019. Unfortunately, there were hardly any innovations around the eFoil from Lift Foils since 2018.

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Who or what is Lift Foils?

Lift Foils is a surf company from Puerto Rico that has been manufacturing hydrofoil surfboards for surfing, kitesurfing and wingfoiling since 2010. Lift Foils became internationally known in 2018 because it was the first to launch a commercial electric hydrofoil.

What does the Lift Foils cost?

The Lift Foils eFoils cost between 11 and 15 thousand euros incl. VAT at a local reseller such like E-Surfer. The cheaper fiberglass version with small battery starts at 10,500 EUR. However, the most sold is the lighter carbon fiber version with large battery which is priced at 14,500 EUR.

Lift Foils or Fliteboard?

This is one of the most asked questions in the eFoil community. Lift and Flite are the best selling eFoilboards worldwide. We ourselves have had to adjust our opinion over the years and now lean towards Fliteboard or Audi. Read more in our Lift or Flite article.

How fast is the Lift Foils?

The Lift Foils can reach speeds of up to 50 km/h and more. The normal cruising speed is 25 km/h.

Is the Lift Foils allowed?

Basically yes. eFoils are classified in Germany by the Wasserstraßenschifffahrtsamt as small craft or "miscellaneous" and must carry a license plate as soon as they have more than 2.21 kW (3 hp) of power. Other rules may apply to local waters. For example, eFoils are not allowed on Bavarian lakes and Lake Constance. In Austria the rules are not clear and in Switzerland motorized surfboards are not allowed at all.

Do I need a driving license for the Lift Foils?

No, with one exception. eFoils are licensed as recreational craft and thus people 16 years and older may drive them without a license, as long as the power is less than 15 hp (11.03 kW). Lift Foils have a power of 5 kW. The exception are few waters, where the power limit is 5 hp (3.68 kW), such as on parts of the Rhine. You can find out more details from the local authorities, as well as the responsible waterway navigation office (WSA).

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