30 mph Amphibious Car

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Portager, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Portager
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    I thought some people might be interested in the Aquada, a new amphibious vehicle capable of 30 mph on water.

    I guess this really is a Portager!

    I’m going to need a bigger davit! :D

    Regards;
    Mike Schooley
     

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  2. Willallison
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    Willallison Senior Member

    Saw this on the news this morning. Built in the UK (who else but the Brits would build such a thing;) ) - at AUD $300000 you'd best make sure those davits are strong enough Mike!:D
     
  3. Nomad
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    Nomad Senior Member

    Neat looking piece
     
  4. Portager
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    Portager Senior Member

    In the video on the news last night they showed it crossing its own wake. It looked like a rough ride. The bottom has a surprising amount of "V" for a car, but it is very flat for a boat. Still it looks like a very nicely engineered amphibian. It will be a interisting rich mans toy, but hopelessly out of my budget.
     
  5. Tim B
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    Tim B Senior Member

    Were they designing a car or a boat at the time?

    Cheers,

    Tim B.
     

  6. yipster
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    yipster designer

    ...
    saw it also, at over a 100 miles on the road and 25 knots on the water its (supposed) to be a real car and real boot. did i hear rite that devellopment cost was some 200 million E/$?
    remember the old thriumph amphibian? ok ok, it wanst much boat, not even car but much chieper...
     
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