seamax america

unique. versatile. economical.


SeaMax was designed to deliver an experience that is both exhilarating & functional.

The SeaMax M-22 amphibious aircraft was the first S-LSA certified flying boat in the USA. SeaMax has been leading the industry since the FAA’s groundbreaking regulatory changes created the Light Sport Aircraft category in 2004. SeaMax designed the M-22 in 1998, flew the prototype in 2001 and introduced the first factory produced M-22 in 2002.

With safety always a priority, the SeaMax M-22 is designed to deliver an experience that is both exhilarating and functional.  With its amphibious floating hull design, the M-22 takes its pilots and passengers to an array of destinations in diversified conditions that few can ever reach.  With 135 planes flying in over 50 countries, the SeaMax M-22 is proven to be the safest flying boat S-LSA in the world. 

The M-22 is a bold, yet elegant design that combines the rewards of beauty, performance, safety, and adventure!


sport flying


The Sport Pilot Certificate

Today, the dream of flight is more accessible and more affordable than ever before. The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) legal acceptance of the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) proposed Sport Pilot classification in July of 2004 opened up a new set of opportunities for students, aspiring and already certificated pilots. Over the past 100 years the cost of attaining a pilot's certificate has steadily increased. The Sport Pilot Certificate is the first major breakthrough in years that addresses that situation on a number of fronts. Though it comes with certain limitations, the Sport Pilot Certificate is a full license to fly, and therefore is an ideal way for the "recreational only" flyer to attain a pilot's certificate without the intensive time commitment and large expense of years past.


The SeaMax M-22 is an S-LSA (Special Light Sport Aircraft), and therefore falls squarely under these new, relaxed rules pertaining to the Sport Pilot. Of course the Sport Pilot Certificate is also an excellent foundation for one to be able to continue training and acquire additional ratings

Sport Pilot Certificate v. Private Pilot License

5 hours v. 10 hours

0 hours  v. 3 hours

20 hours v. 40 hours

40 questions v. 60 questions

Drivers License v. 3rd Class Medical

$4,500 v. $10,000

Solo Flight Time

Night Flight Time

Minimum Total Flight Time  

 Written Exam

Medical Exam  

Minimum Estimated Training Costs  


M-22 By the Numbers


  • Twin seat
  • Carbon fiber fuselage
  • Direct fiber placement construction
  • Length: 19 ft 10 in
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 6 in
  • Wing area: 130 sq ft
  • Cabin width: 46.9 in
  • Empty weight: 750 lbs
  • Max fuel capacity: 26.5 gal
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,430 lbs
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912 ULS 100hp
  • Usable Fuel: Auto Fuel or AVGAS 100


  • Maximum speed: 130 mph (113kts)
  • Cruise speed: 115 mph (100kts)
  • Stall speed: 36 mph (31kts)
  • Endurance: 5 hours at cruise
  • Rate of Climb: 1000 ft/min
  • Take off Distance: 300-400 ft
  • Landing Distance: 400-500 ft


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