E-Surfer Mag

Any Lift efoil warranty issues?

The Lift efoil site says they’ve shipped over 1000. Is anyone aware of product defects/warranty issues that might someone think twice about a purchase? And, if there were to be an issue, does the unit have to be shipped back to PR? On my dollar?
Thanks.

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Hi there,

I have not heard about any complaints, but would love to hear about it, if there would be.

I had a case where oil was dropping out if the engine. The Lift support team replied within hours and said that the eFoil can be continued to be used, but at the same day they will send a new engine without any charge. The new engine arrived 5 days later and the old engine was sent back using the same box. No penny was paid.

I really liked the service.

Andreas

That sounds like very good service, as one would expect for such an expensive product.
Are there any Lift eFoil user forums where owners discuss issues? I’m interested in purchasing one, but first trying to put to rest as many possible issues as I can.

Thanks.

John

I’ve not had any issues with mine since I got it in late-May. First thing I did when I received it was inquire about any owner forums. I was told there are none but that I could create one, so I registered a couple suitable URLs. I’ve been too busy riding it to put anything together, but it’s on my list. If anyone is interested in assisting, hit me up. I’ve spent a little time looking for a good CMS/BBS…it’s been years since I created a forum and I used phpBB, which may be a bit dated?

Why would you setup a new forum if there is already one here?

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Can Lift owners provide information about having to get a license and insurance in order to ride on public bodies of water? My local reservoir is heavily patrolled and I don’t think I’d last 10 minutes before being pulled over to show proof of license and insurance, as I think any motorized craft has to be registered. On a private lake, I don’t know if I’d bother to do either of those.
I was also wondering, for existing owners: How much are you riding? Twice a week? Twice or more a day?
Thanks.
John

Hi @bfoiler,

I did register my eFoil to be on the safe side. Ideally as a “electric boat” or just as a “motor boat” or “PWA / Jetski”. Regulations are different in each country, state or even spot.

I ride my Lift eFoil 3-5 times a week. I always enjoy it :slight_smile:

Andreas

I received my Lift efoil a bit more than a week ago, and usually take a couple of rides a day. It really is a fun machine to ride. I got the Pro/short model, which proved to be a challenge to get up on for the first 30 minutes or so. I have yet to fully open the throttle to top speed, just learning to ride in different wind conditions, and trying to find the best foot placement for ideal balance. One good thing, in contrast to riding a wake foil, is the ability to shift your foot placement once you’re up and riding.
Although the lake I ride on is considered public, it’s essentially private as there are no public boat ramps, nor any patrol. Luckily, I have no need to register it. If it took it on another body of water (also a heavily patrolled res) I would surely have to get a state registration/boat permit as well as insurance.
As I live in central Florida, I’m looking forward to riding all winter long, and getting more comfortable carving turns at higher speeds.
I’d also like to hear about other Lift enfoil owners experiences, or issues.

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