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The Seawind is back

In this time of bad news and economic slowdown, we are pleased to bring you some good news.  The Seawind people don't know how to give up.  They keep on going and going.  

A year and a half after the test pilot crashed the flight test aircraft and the company had to shut down operations, Seawind President Dick Silva has announced the company has reorganized and has acquired the funding necessary to complete certification of the sleek, high performance amphibian.   

Silva said a group of investors has joined with a number of customer investors to provide the funding needed to resume the project.      

Once a thorough investigation revealed that there was no in-flight or other failure of the aircraft, the company set out on a difficult quest to find investors during very troubled economic times.  

"It has finally paid off," said Silva.  "It will take us about three months to complete the second flight test aircraft, which was about two-thirds finished when we ceased operations."  

When asked how he managed to make this comeback when many people had counted Seawind out, Silva gave credit to the unique amphib's loyal following:  "We have a group of dedicated order holders.  Almost 60 percent of our order holders stuck with us for a year and a half.  In addition, a number of them stepped up to the plate and invested in the company.  We also have some very dedicated staff who are coming back to work and a large following of loyal supporters.   

"I don't mind telling you of the devastating disappointment we felt when we had to shut down," Silva said.  "Then we started to receive encouraging calls and letters from literally hundreds of people from around the world who inspired us to keep going."   

It has all finally come together and the reorganized operation will resume the certification effort to put Seawind in production.  

For more information, visit the Seawind web site at www.seawind.net or call the Seawind folks at 610-384-7000.  E-mail seawind@seawind.net.

Press release issued by Seawind LLC on April 20, 2009


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