Flite exists to make the worlds best electric foiling water vehicles. Water craft that are fun, engaging, fast, and efficient; while being quiet and emission free. Fliteboard is our first commercial product range.


David Trewern

Founder and CEO

David Trewern grew up in the coastal town of Merimbula NSW, Australia. He learnt to surf, windsurf and sail by age 10. In 1998 David was one of the first people in Australia to Kitesurf, and in 2005 David designed a board and broke the (GPS) Kitesurfing world speed record with a top speed of 48.5 knots (546 yards average speed of 44.8knots).

David business career started early, and over the past 21 years David has developed three successful businesses including Australia’s leading innovation agency DT (now AKQA – part of WPP). On exit of his third business, David moved with his family to Byron Bay.

Having spent many years racing on Hydrofoil kiteboards David identified the potential for powered flight; due to the amazing efficiency of hydrofoils. Fliteboard was born.

A few years later and David is combining decades of business, design, and software experience with his love for water sports and the ocean. You can read more about David on E-Surfer - Electric Hydrofoil Magazine.


Katapult Design

Byron Bay bred Industrial Design and Product Engineers, with offices in Byron Bay, Sydney and Melbourne. When not refining Fliteboard components for mass production, Katapult are working on global projects such as the interior for the Boom Supersonic Jet.


Tekt Industries

Our embedded electronics partners. When not refining software algorithms for Fliteboard’s launch assist, Tekt are developing hardware and software for wearables, robotics and medical devices.


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