You can be flying in as little as 250hrs which is easily obtained in a few months of part time dedicated fun! Only basic shop tools are required and an assembly manual is provided with clear crisp details of each assembly. The airframe is aluminum (structural part of the aircraft) and the hull is made from fiberglass (which simply provides flotation). All hardware and everything required to assemble the kit is included. All of the aluminum is anodized (inside and out) to maximize corrosion protection from the elements.
Your Australian Aventura II kit already includes the long range 87L fuel tank option, rear windows, a set of doors, tailwheel splash guard, harness x 2, and wingtip lights (including strobes).