de Havilland Beaver MK-I

Whether you use your Beaver for work or play Wipaire can help you get the best performance, and the most enjoyment, during your flight time.

If you’ve been dreaming of flying your Beaver right to the lake then take a look at the Wipline 6100 Float. Amphibious or straight models are available for the MKI.

Maybe your Beaver has seen better days. With a full service Refinishing and Interiors department we can get her looking good as new. While she’s here our Maintenance team will get her running at the top of her game and with an Avionics upgrade you’ll be enjoying your air time even more!

Wipline Floats are known for both performance and durability and with almost 60 years in the business you can buy with confidence knowing that we’ll still be here to support our products for years to come.

Wipline 6100 Floats for the Beaver

For outstanding performance and reliability at major international airports or in bush country, Wipaire presents the Wipline 6100 Float.

The 6100 Floats are true workhorses – yet minimal maintenance is required for years of dependable service. The floats are designed to allow full use of the new high-gross kits currently offered for the Mark I and Mark III Beaver and the Pilatus Turbo Porter. They provide similar takeoff performance to other floats, yet due to the unique aerodynamic design, they provide increased cruise speeds.

Construction of Wipline 6100 Floats follow Wipline’s performance-proven and patented formula. The float bottoms are specially fluted and angled, providing rough-water stability and heavy-weight takeoff performance. The float tops are flat for safe boarding of crew and passengers.

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • Non-skid coated, flat top decks for safety
  • Two large float hatches for gear with 50 pounds carrying capacity each
  • Aluminum skins and parts are laser cut and rivet holes are pre-punched so that replacement parts fit perfectly
  • Replaceable wear strips on main keel for ease of maintenanceer
  • Enhanced safety with Wipaire’s exclusive Laser Gear Advisory system and gear position indicator on the float deck of amphibious floats


Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 24’7″ (7.49 m)
Length – Amphibian 25′ (7.62 m)
Height – Hull 2’10” (0.86 m)
Width – Hull 3’3″ (0.99 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 5,518 lbs (2,503 kg)
Seaplane Floats 5,664 lbs (2,569 kg)
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 6,131 lbs (2,781 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 6,293 lbs (2,854 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)


Weight for 6100 Floats on a de Havilland Beaver
Amphibian Exchange Weight 885 lbs (402 kg)2
Seaplane Exchange Weight 467 lbs (212 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 5,600 lbs (2,540 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

“Wipline amphibious floats allow us to meet our guests at the end of their airline travel and whisk them away directly to their vacation destination.”

Rob Ceravolo – Tropic Ocean Airways

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Center Bench Seat

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Coordinated Services

Minimizing AOG time with a coordinated service experience and one-stop nose to tail repair, refurbishment and modifications.

  • Simplified Coordination of Services
  • Comprehensive Facilites
  • Maintenance, Paint, Interiors & Avionics in One Location
  • Ferry Service Available
  • Reputation for Quality and Convenience






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de Havilland Beaver on Wipline 6100 Floats