It started when we were young. All of us liked to take things apart and put them back together, much to our parents chagrin. Luckily there was a profession that catered to this madness called engineering and it helped to professionalize our inherent tendencies.
It wasn’t enough though to build stuff. We wanted it to be more than useful. We wanted it to be life changing. So we went from thing to thing for a while and then while hanging out with a new friend it happened. We found the purpose that ticked all of the boxes. Our friend is just like us, but has a different way to get around. He uses a wheelchair. Just like us he loves the Greek summers that always include the sea.
He shared with us that he was tired of asking for assistance to get in and out of water. After the initial surprise that there is nothing in the market that can assist, we started to work on a solution that incorporated all of the needs to achieve this.
This is the origin story of Seatrac. Thanks to Professor Vassilis Kostopoulos and the initiator Gerasimos Fessian, vice-prefect of Prefecture of Achaia at that time, we secured the first location and when the product became viable we founded TOBEA LTD in 2012 in order to continue deployment and develop more products.Read More
This is one of our favorite sections because we get to show our engineering creativity.
Check the map of all the installations, find your Seatrac and read interesting information.
Map of SEATRAC installations
We have curated a list with our most frequently asked questions and their answer.
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We are so happy that you are interested in adding a SEATRAC to your beach and beach access in general. Since each beach is unique we need to speak with you to give specifics. In general, we follow this process.
SEATRAC holds Greek (Patent No.1008398) and United States patent (Patent No. US 9,127,411 B2). TOBEA has already applied for a patent to the European Patent Office (Application No. EP 10752921.6). A freedom to operate analysis has already been conducted without revealing any problems. The device conforms to the applicable essential requirements of the machinery directive 2006/42/EC, EMC directive 2004/108/EC, RTTE directive 1999/5/EC, council recommendation 1999/519/EC, of 12 July 1999 based on the relevant sections of the associated specifications. SEATRAC has a Community Trade Mark identification no. 012587887 registered 25/11/2014. We have two industrial designs no. 003851039-0001/003851039-0002 and 001463871-0001.
We love listening to our friends’ problems because we like to solve them. Does that make us weird?
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