SeaMax is the next most proven and accepted seaplane. Manufactured in Brazil, about 100 are flying, including a handful in the USA. SeaMax America is the new importer for the handsome LSA seaplane from prolific Brazilian designer Miguel Rosario. From Great Neck, N.Y., Richard Rofe said, “We have added many new features and have moved to a much larger production facility. We plan to reintroduce … the only SLSA [amphibious seaplane] that you can actually buy and fly!” ; for now ring Richard at 516-466-5258.

Now come three designs aimed directly at the LSA market; indeed, all have emerged as a consequence of the FAA’s new rule and each is quite outstanding in its design appeal. Capturing the most attention is the Icon A5, which has garnered more than 700 delivery slot orders since its introduction at AirVenture 2008.