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Seahorse™ S30 Electric Pack

Seahorse S30 and Braid Winch

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Seahorse™ S30 Electric Pack$3475.00

Bringing Together The Latest Technology To Deliver A Powerful, Compact And Lightweight Kontiki Fishing System, That Can Tackle The Conditions Most Of Us Fish In. Light Enough For One Person To Carry To The Beach. Perfect For The Family On The Move, Or The Motor home Owner Looking For A Compact Unit That Doesn't Take Up Too Much Space.


  • The Seahorse™ S30 Electric Kontiki with lightweight 30lb motor

    • The remote programmer

    • 10 amp hour Lithium battery

    • The Seahorse™ Lithium battery Charger (normal chargers do not work with Lithium batteries)

    • Night activated strobe light and flag

    • 30lb thrust Mercury Quicksilver motor

  • The Seahorse™ Braid Winch with:

    • 1500 meters of 140kg breaking strain line Dyneema Braid Line

    • 10 amp hour Lithium battery

    • The Seahorse™ Lithium battery Charger (normal chargers do not work with Lithium batteries)

  • Autofeed Traceboard with:

    • 25 Traces and hooks

    • Weights

    • 10 spare Traces

  • Operator's manual and DVD

  • 24 Month Warranty

The Seahorse™ S30 Kontiki is the next generation of kontiki fishing systems. Features include lithium batteries, hand held programmer, braid line, GPS autopilots with compact light weight designs that out performs more traditional designs. The new Seahorse™ S30 kontiki system is perfect where weight or storage space is an issue, and is designed to perform in the conditions most of us fish.

We started with a blank piece of paper and completely re-designed the kontiki experience bring a new level of ease and simplicity to kontiki fishing. We have used the latest technology and products, and combined them with the experience and knowledge we have gained from making the worlds most popular kontiki fishing system to bring you something that has not been possible before. We have also looked at the different ways people use their Seahorse Kontiki's, and added these features to the Seahorse S30 kontiki.

Team the Seahorse S30 Kontiki with your surf caster or shark line and haul your baits to places you haven't been able to reach before. It's time to chase those Big Angry fish. With the attached release clip, the Seahorse S30 Kontiki will extend your fishing beyond your casting range and add a whole new dimension to your fishing experience.

The Seahorse™ S30 Kontiki

The biggest change is the size and weight. Only 18lb's (8.1kg's) (including the Lithium battery), the Seahorse™ S30 Kontiki is less half the weight of other traditional models. Plus it has the ability to separate in half, allowing the system to fit into a tiny storage space either in the car, campervan, or motorhome and it is light enough to carry to the beach.

The Mercury 30lb thrust motor delivers more than enough power to get the Seahorse S30 Kontiki out through most surf you would normally fish in. The compact streamline body, when teamed up with the Braid winch with it's low drag braid line allows the motor to use all it's power to drive forward through the surf and out to where the fish are.

The GPS autopilot system uses a directional tracking system to capture the direction you wish to send your Seahorse S30 Kontiki in. Start the motor and simply by walking 10 to 20 yard's in the direction you wish to fish, and the autopilot will automatically calculate a waypoint in that direction for the Seahorse S30 to steer towards.

The Seahorse S30 uses a hand held programmer to operate the functions of the Seahorse S30 Kontiki. Once the battery is plugged in, the Seahorse S30 Kontiki will start the autopilot, and once the rudder flicks to the left, it is ready to go. On the programmer, simply set the run time you want, in one minute intervals. It's that simple, And when you're ready, press start.

The GPS guided Autopilot system uses a simple walk and launch system. When ready, start the motor, and simply walk in the direction you wish the Kontiki to go in, and the autopilot will automatically calculate the course and set a waypoint 2 miles offshore for the new Seahorse S30 Kontiki to aim for. After the motor has started, pick up your S30 Kontiki and start walking towards the water. After 10 to 20 yards, the GPS autopilot will acquire it's course (rudder centres itself) and the kontiki can now be launched and sent on it's way.

The lightweight and compact design is streamlined with very little drag, allowing it to out perform more traditional kontiki's. The smart design allows the Seahorse S30 to separate into two parts, and we use the tail unit as the hatch. The positive latch with it's locking pin will ensure a 100% seal every time. It's streamline shape also makes it easy to pull back to the shore, allowing your winch battery to last longer.

The Lithium battery will deliver it's full 10amps in approx 20 minutes, where SLA (Lead acid) batteries will only deliver somewhere between half and a third of their power, when used in the kontiki unit. This means we are getting more power for less weight.

The Mercury 30lb thrust motor is spinning a cut-down prop, allowing more effective delivery of power, giving more distance for your battery power The profile of the motor frame allows the Seahorse S30 to be pulled up the sand without digging in.


Seahorse™ Braid Winch

The Seahorse™ Braid Winch is powered by a 150 watt motor (same as our other Seahorse™ winches) and uses a 10ah Lithium battery. Due to the Braid line and the low drag design of the Seahorse™ S30 kontiki, this battery can retrieve the kontiki unit up to three times on one battery. We have made the Winch simple to use with a soft start single speed control unit, ensuring full power is delivered to the motor no matter what. We have retained the Pulse function, allowing you total control over the Winch whenever you need it.

There is 1650 yards of 300lb breaking strain Dyneema non stretch braid and only 5/100th of an inch or 1.2mm in diameter. It is constructed from 8 strands, meaning if one strand is broken, the other 7 will take the strain. We place ½oz (20 grams) weights every 110 yards (100 metres) along the line to ensure the mainline is held on the bottom and to resist the line being pulled by side currents.

Because the Dyneema braid is non-stretch, it means we can build everything lighter and smaller, making the winch easier to carry. The small disadvantage is, being lighter, it is more likely to be pulled down the beach by big fish. Simply sit on the winch, or stake it to the ground and the problem is solved.

The Seahorse™ Braid Winch has a simple and easy method to change drums. Release two clips, and the drum can be changed. This means reamoving or swapping drums.

The Seahorse™ Braid Winch is designed to operate with the Seahorse™ Autofeed traceboard, which contains the trace or stoppered section and the leader. With the Seahorse™ Autofeed Traceboard, the total line is a similar length to a traditional winch.

The Seahorse™ Braid Winch is the perfect partner for the lightweight Seahorse™ S30 kontiki and the Seahorse™ Autofeed traceboard. This is the ultimate compact lightweight yet powerful kontiki fishing package, using the latest technology to deliver the best kontiki fishing experience you will ever have.

Due to the lightweight of the Braid Winch, we have found the best way to operate it is to use it as a seat and sit on it when winding in.


The simple answer is technology improves.

Since 2002, when the first Seahorse™ electric Winch was designed, there has been two significant developments. The first being non-stretch Dyneema braid, and the second being Lithium batteries. We have all seen the changes in Rod and reel fishing since the introduction of Dyneema Braid. And thankfully, our mobile phones have gotten smaller thanks to lithium batteries.

While sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries, and mono filament nylon line are still great products, there is the disadvantage of weight and the stretch in mono-filament. By moving to Dyneema Braid and Lithium batteries, we have moved to the next generation of kontiki Winches. These changes will change the way we kontiki fish, plus opening up new and exciting ways to use your Seahorse™ kontiki products.

The new Seahorse™ Braid Winch is lighter, approximately half the weight of a traditional electric Winch, and approximately half the size. This means it's easy for one person to carry, and it will fit in to smaller spaces. You no longer need a big quad bike to carry your fishing gear. But you might need it to carry all your fish home.

Seahorse Autofeed Traceboard

The Seahorse Autofeed Traceboard is a simple, easy to use, “hands free” way of launching your traces and baits from the beach. Simply connect one end to the Seahorse S30 kontiki, and the other to the mainline on the Seahorse Braid Winch, and the baited hooks automatically deploy off the board as the line goes out.

The Seahorse Autofeed Traceboard can either be used in the traditional manner as part of the mainline as described above, or it can be used as a dropper rig. A dropper rig has your hooks and traces on a separate line, separated from your main retrieval line.

Simply attach both your retrieval line, which is the mainline that come back to the Winch to the kontiki unit, along with the leader from the Seahorse Autofeed Traceboard.

As the kontiki heads to out to sea, it will be puling both the main retrieval line and the separate trace line from the Autofeed traceboard. Once set, the hooks and traces are on the separate backbone, and not on your main retrieval line. Therefore if something breaks or cuts the backbone among the traces, you can still retrieve your kontiki and you only lose a few hooks.

On Retrieval, the mainline line will pull in the Kontiki unit back to the beach, followed by the dropper rig. At this stage you will need to pull the complete dropper rig on to the beach, remove any fish and unused baits. When replacing the hooks into the Seahorse Autofeed Traceboard, you need to start form the far end (from the kontiki) of the line, inserting the hooks as you work back towards the leader and the Kontiki. If you load the Seahorse Autofeed Traceboard the wrong way, it will not dispense.


  • The polyethylene autofeed traceboard tray

  • The 55 metre backbone of 2mm polyester backbone line with 25 traces and hooks.

  • The 50 metre leader to connect the backbone to the Seahorse kontiki unit

  • A 20oz directional weight to keep the anchor the Seahorse S30 kontiki in place.

  • Heavy duty clips and swivels at each end to eliminate any twisting issues

  • 25 traces with hooks, swivels and clips

  • The polyethylene carry case with carry strap

  • The H stand to lock the traceboard to the beach


Seahorse™ S30 Kontiki

  • The Seahorse™ S30 comes with the proven Mercury 30lb thrust motor. This motor delivers the power you need to tackle the conditions you normally go fishing in. It is not recommended for tackling the massive surf conditions you can sometimes, as the motor is not powerful enough to cope with the rips these conditions create.

  • The Seahorse S30 will travel up to 100 yards per minute, when used with the braid winch, so your baits will get to the fish quicker. The two blade prop is cut down to deliver more power with less drag, therefore giving better performance.

  • The Seahorse S30 is the lightest Kontiki anywhere. At only 18lb's (8.1kg's) with it's lithium battery, no-one else is close. This means it is easy to carry to your favourite fishing spot, and is easy to launch. Being light, we can design a lot of the buoyancy out of the design, reducing drag, and improving performance. It's like dropping a V8 into a mini.

  • The Seahorse S30 has been designed to the highest standards by our team of Kontiki experts at Seahorse. We have used all the lessons we have learnt since Seahorse started in 2001. The Seahorse S30 is built to the same high standard as our existing models, plus there are a number of innovative ideas incorporated into the design. Because of this, we can offer our 24 month warranty.

  • The control unit in the Seahorse S30 has all the features you have come to expect from the Seahorse Kontikis, plus a few new ones. We now use a hand held programmer that is linked to your kontiki only. Once the programmer is linked to operate your kontiki, No other programmer can operate it.

  • The Control unit has built in stall protection, low voltage cutout, and a minute by minute timer. You can set your Seahorse S30 to run from 1 minute up to 30 or more minutes for a full run. The hand held programmer can also be used to stop and start the Seahorse S30 Kontiki within 100 yards of the shore. After that, it is out of range.

  • The Seahorse GPS Autopilot system will steer your Seahorse S30 Kontiki towards a waypoint 2 mile's offshore, keeping it on course through the surf, shoreline rips and currents flowing down the beach.

  • The new lightweight low buoyancy, low drag design ensures the Seahorse S30 will dive under the surf and cut through any rough water quickly ensuring it gets to your fishing spot with the minimum of effort. The design also allows for easy retrieval ensuring maximum life from your winch battery.

  • The powerful 10ah lithium battery will run the 30lb thrust Mercury motor for up to 22 minutes, meaning they greatly out perform the traditional heavy lead acid batteries. The Lithium battery is only 3 lb's (1.5kg's) making it easy to carry extras for a full days fishing.

  • The Seahorse S30 has the innovative feature of separating into two parts. This allows us to use the tail section as the “Hatch”, as the batteries are inserted through the opening at the join of the two parts. The hinge and latch system guarantees complete water-tightness, in a foolproof system anyone can operate. By separating into two parts, the Seahorse S30 is easy to store into small spaces in cars, caravans and motor homes.

  • The two sections of Seahorse S30 kontiki is held together with a self locking hinge and the positive action latch with locking pin pulls everything together and closes the battery opening. With the locking pin in place, the latch is 100% secure ensuring a watertight seal.

  • The Seahorse S30 has a offset towpoint ensuring the Mercury motor delivers all it's power to going forward, and the autopilot isn't having to battle against bad design.

  • Each Seahorse S30 Kontiki has a unique serial number to ensure positive identification of each unit. Seahorse maintains a register of owners for your benefit.

  • The Seahorse S30 Kontiki is the next generation of Kontiki's. We use the latest technology and ideas to bring to you all the features you have been looking for in a Kontiki.


Seahorse™ Braid Winch

  • The Seahorse™ Braid Winch contains your mainline, while the Seahorse™ Autofeed Traceboard contains your hook (stoppered) section and leader.

  • The 10ah Lithium battery provides enough power to recover your line up to three times

  • The 10ah Lithium battery has a built-in battery management system to ensure the battery is fully protected, ensuring long life. But once the battery is ran flat, the BMS will turn the battery off, until it is recharged.

  • It's advance design makes it simple to operate and easy to clean, with the motor and control unit fully protected behind the side cover.

  • The drum is located to keep the braid line as close to the sand as possible, allowing the pull of the line to force the winch into the sand. Please note, given the light weight of the winch, it is likely to move sooner than heavyweight traditional winches.

  • The non stretch braid line removes the need for a drag or brake system

  • The 5/100 of an inch (1.2mm) Dyneema braid line is 300lb (140kg) breaking strain. Being smaller in diameter, it is less likely to be pulled sideways by currents and rips, plus we weight the line with a 1/2oz (20 gram) sinker every 110 yards (100 metres) to help hold the line in place.

  • The Dyneema braid is constructed from 8 individual strands, meaning if one is broken, the other seven will take up the strain. If the line is damaged, simply cut out the damaged section and tie together with a double or back to back uni knot, and you are back fishing.

  • Simply connect the Winch line onto the traceline situated on the Autofeed traceboard and your ready to fish. (remember to connect the leader onto the Kontiki).

  • All the wiring is done with marine grade tinned wire to ensure it can handle the tough marine environment

  • The powerful 150 watt motor and electronic control unit is protect under the side cover. The control unit is also fully encased in epoxy resin to ensure total protection

  • the simple single control unit with on/off and Pulse ensures you get full power and control to the Winch whenever you need it

  • The battery holder will also hold the Seahorse™ remote programmer.

  • A full 24 month warranty and support provides carefree operation. Call us anytime if you have a query regarding the operation of this Winch


Seahorse™ Autofeed Traceboard

  • The Polyethylene carry case. This cast keeps everything together, and it evens allows you to bait up at home and carry the traceboard to the beach without dripping bait juice everywhere.

  • The stainless steel “H” stand, firstly locks the Autofeed Traceboard into the sand.

  • The directional 20 oz weight pack is on a separate break away line.

  • The 25 hooks are on short traces that can be replaced if required. And simply remove any traces you don't require

  • The 25 hooks are held in individual slots along the front of the board for easy deployment.

  • The 55 metre 2mm polyester line backbone line is kept in a specially designed tray to ensure tangle free dispensing of the line and the hooks.


Length – 41 inches (1.04m)

Body Length – 17 inches (43cm)

Tail Length – 24 inches (61cm)

Width – 9 inches (22cm)

Depth – 19 inches (48cm)

Weight – 17.9lb (8.1kg)



Length – 14 inches (35.5cm)

Width – 13 inches (34cm)

Height – 10 inches (26cm)

Weight – 26.4lb (12Kg)



Length – 31.5 inches (70cm)

Width – 12.6 inches (32cm)

Depth – 4 inches (10cm)

Weight – 15.4lb (7kg) with case

Below are a selection of our instructional videos from Seahorse New Zealand. To view all our videos, please go to the bottom of our resourses page - click on link, or view below.

Please note that some of the prodicts shown in these videos are currently not available in the USA. Currently we do not have any videos relating to the Seahorse S30 Electric Pack.


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