Hello, I'm Jim Ratte - If you are interested in a new or used Searey, Classic or LSX; you've come to the right place. Among Searey owners, I'm known as 'The Searey Specialist'.
I have worked for 3 different kitplane companies prior to starting my own business, and in Dec of 1997 opened Recreational Mobility as a internet sales outlet for the Aventura amphibian aircraft and related light aircraft parts / accessories.
In the year 2000 I became a distributor for Progressive Aerodyne, manufacturer of the Searey line of amphibious aircraft. Shortly thereafter, I started a builder assistance program in which a client could construct their Searey in our facility under our watchful eyes. I've been honored with assisting in 34 Searey completions to date.
Recreational Mobility is the only full time, full service Searey distributor in the U.S. We take pride in knowing that our facility is of highest caliber possible and meets the highest of standards. At the urging of several of our customers, I've taken on the task of building a new website dedicated to the Searey aircraft. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their loyalty and support of Recreational Mobility.
Higher call volumes from Searey builders have resulted in taking time away from currently scheduled jobs. Though I'd love to help everyone possible there are only so many hours in a day, and as a result of these time constraints, I must now charge a fee for technical support.
All Searey owners, builders, & prospective owners are welcome to call; and as always, customers whom have purchased their Searey kits through Recreational Mobility will continue to receive free builder support.
Recreational Mobility provides a multitude of Searey related services from new kit sales, aircraft brokering, upgrades, condition inspections, pre-buy inspections, painting, covering, and electrical. For further information, please see our Services page.