Lampuga Surfboards’ Jet Propulsion: Carving Out an Epic Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedmatch

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“Curious looks from from the beach or jetty guaranteed.”

Something about that wintery mix that just passed through the Midwest announcing that winter’s just around the corner makes Lampuga Surfboard’s Seedmatch campaign even more appealing.  Surf’s up! Just a vimeo away from the beach, sun and swells.  Nearing 400K€ with the financial support from over 337 backers on an equity crowdfunding campaign due to end on 26 October, Lampuga’s black carbon surfboard with 15 horsepower and a top speed of 54 km/h has been wowing audiences in the boating and yachting industries.  The Lampuga team hopes to surf a final pipeline to reach the 500K€ goal.

lampuga boostThree boards are currently offered — the Boost, the Rescue and Air — 100% made in Norderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Each board is handmade and can be customized on request. The Lampuga board is smaller and lighter than jet skis, and can easily be transported in the passenger seat. Lampuga’s electric board needs neither wind nor waves to go.

The Air sells from 9,900 € while the Boost sells for 12,940€; both can be purchased or rented from a long list of yacht toy retailers including Super Yacht Toys and Ocean Premium.   The infographic below share details regarding the Boost, the world’s fastest electric surfboard, the Air, an inflatable, handy variant of Lampuga Boost and the Rescue, an extra large board for coastal rescue operations:

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Seedmatch funding will expand the mass production of the surfboards and and make them scalable.  When asked why Lampuga sought crowdfunding,  CEO Benjamin Köhnsen told Seedmatch:

Benjamin Köhnsen“Without an  VC industry for electromobility, as it is available for Internet or mobile tech, and there are no private investors who have experienced a large exit from electromobility and are looking for investments. That’s a problem. But it is also an opportunity, because you can see that this market is only still emerging. And I think it will be bigger and more successful than you can imagine today. I think that crowdfunding to develop our boards is the right choice. From the video everyone can see how much fun the Lampugas are.”

LampugaFeatured investor swag if successfully funded includes test driving, Lampuga Brand Ambassador t-Shirts and Lampuga Brand Ambassador hoodies.  The first ten investors who invested € 10,000 or more received a  30% discount for a Lampuga Air Special Edition as of yesterday. To brush up on some surf slang so you don’t sound like a benny or a barney on the dawn patrol, click here, dude. For more detailed information about Lampuga’s business plan and Seedmatch fundraise, click here. 

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