Takuma is licensing the former eTakuma Cruising eFoil Model to sporting goods retailer Decathlon from France. It will be exclusively produced for Decathlon. Takuma is still providing spares, but no longer sells this model though their own channels. Takuma is focusing on their new Carver Version 2 eFoil, which is supposed to be available by early June 2021.
Initially announced in December with following promotion video, Decathlon will start selling electric hydrofoils:
(Source: Wikipedia) Decathlon S.A. (French pronunciation: [dekatlɔ̃]) is a French sporting goods retailer. With over 1647 stores in nearly 1000 cities in 57 countries and regions (Jan 2020), it is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world The company manages the research, design, production, logistics and distribution of its products in house; partners with global suppliers; and markets their own brands directly to consumers in Decathlon-branded big-box stores.
The company expanded to Germany in 1986, Spain in 1992, Italy in 1993, Belgium in 1997 Portugal, the United Kingdom in 1999, Brazil in 2001, China in 2003, India in 2009, Taiwan in 2012, Hong Kong in 2013, Malaysia and Singapore in 2016, South Africa, Philippines and Indonesia in 2017 and South Korea, Australia in 2018.The company employs more than 87,000 staff from 80 different nationalities. The retailer stocks a wide range of sporting goods, from tennis rackets to advanced scuba diving equipment, usually in large, big-box superstores averaging 4,000m2 in size Decathlon Group markets its products under more than 20 brands Its research and development facilities are located across France, where the company develops its product designs, registering up to 40 patents per year.
eFoil available on Decathlon website
The Takuma electric hydrofoil is now live on the Decathlon website. So far only in the French website:
Pre-order, no exact date mentioned
We did a translation for you:
The Cruising is the most versatile Efoil on the market. It’s for everyone, really everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced boarder, this Efoil is made for you. Its innovative design and size make it easy to learn and progress at your own pace, and you’ll experience incredible boarding sensations right from the start.
A 100% Foil brand. More than products, it is a whole universe and a philosophy that this company develops every day. Takuma is one of the pioneer and expert companies in the world of foil and electric foil. Its reputation and reliability make it one of the leading brands on the market. Innovation is at the heart of all their projects in order to revolutionize even more the world of surfing.
What if your passion became your job?
Live the Efoil experience to the fullest
Since the first Efoils appeared on the market, the demand for them has increased year after year. Naturally, the electric foil rental business has developed in parallel.
Efoils offer new and unparalleled sensations, which makes them one of the most sought-after products on the water sports market today. Decathlon proposes extremely advantageous offers for professionals wishing to rent electric foils.
Do you want to be part of the adventure?
This electric foil has been selected to allow you to discover the unique sensation of flying over water. Our partner Takuma has developed this E-foil in order to make the experience of flying on water finally accessible to all. Whatever your level, live this unique experience.
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Between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the conditions and your level
Ergonomic, safe and intuitive BBTalkin Bluetooth remote control
3KW engine requiring no boat license in Europe
Very stable foil for easy take off over water
SHAPE AND SIZE OF THE BOARD
Thanks to its innovative shape, this 150L board is adapted to all sizes, its stability will put you in the best conditions to ensure your first flights over the water with ease. Its shape is specially designed to allow you a smooth landing and not to stick to the water.
Dimension of the board:
SHAPE AND SIZE OF THE FOIL
A front wing whose shape has been studied to give you maximum stability at low speed. The combination of the front wing, the length of the fuselage and the stabilizer ensures a smooth take-off. The mast of moderate height (50cm above the engine) allows you to land easily to take off again and find more easily the perfect balance above the water.
Size of the foil:
Front wing: 1900 cm².
Stabilizer: 300 cm².
Length of the mast: 50cm from the plate to the motor
Electric brushless motor of 3KW. Its limited power allows you to practice freely without a boat license anywhere in Europe.
5-blade propeller with fairing.
Lithium Ion battery offering you a duration of practice going from 60 to 90 min according to the conditions and your level of practice.
Characteristics: 48 V / 35 ah
220V = 3H
110V = 4H
BLUETOOTH REMOTE CONTROL
Waterproof and ergonomic Bluetooth remote control developed in collaboration with the BB Talkin brand specialized in Bluetooth communication for action sports.
It allows you to control with simplicity and finesse the speed of the E-foil. Safe, it allows you to cut the action of the motor immediately either by releasing the trigger or when you fall into the water.
REMOTE CONTROL CHARGER
Wireless charger dock, you just have to place your remote control in the dock which is connected via a USB port.
Does not contain the electrical outlet but only the USB cable.
Its innovative design allows for permanent cooling of the electrical system that controls the power management of the battery by a grid positioned under the board in contact with air and water.
After each use, rinse your E-FOIL: Open the upper part of the board and rinse with clear water without disconnecting the cables.
Also rinse the e-mat and the thruster thoroughly.
Dry the inside of the board with a clean, dry cloth until there is no trace of water left inside.
Also dry the VEV, the battery and the connector covers.
Unplug the connectors, making sure that there are no traces of water or sand.
ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES FOR PRACTICE
Always practice with a Wakeboard helmet (EN1385 standard) (Ref 8608531) and a 50 Newton buoyancy aid vest (EN ISO 12402-5 standard) (Ref 8605532).
It is recommended to wear gloves (Ref 8180605) and neoprene shoes.
RULES OF USE
The practice of E-foil is exclusively on flat water, beyond 300 meters. It is imperative to use the channel dedicated to motorized boats to go out of the 300 meters and not to exceed 5 knots (10km/h) in the 300 meters.
It must be maintained and checked after each use in order to ensure the good working order of the product and to reduce the risks of damage.
Never let the connectors come into contact with water or sand, as this could cause serious damage.
Never store it when it is still wet. Before any storage period, make sure it is completely dry.
Apply TEF anti-corrosion gel to the screws regularly.
Rinse with clean water after use.
Practice only on flat water and outside 300 meters.
The practice of E-foil is exclusively on flat water, beyond 300 meters. It is imperative to use the channel dedicated to motorized boats to leave the 300 meters and not to exceed 5 knots (10km/h) within 300 meters. Always practice with a helmet and a 50 newton buoyancy aid vest (EN ISO 12402-5 standard)
For more information about this product, please consult the manual