The Iguana Amphibious Yacht is a sweet piece of machinery which pushes the envelope for high-end sport toys. The 29 ground boat is currently only at the prototype stage, but if it ever makes full production expect to pay somewhere around $287,000.
Description from Iguana:
"The inspiration for this project came from Antoine Brugidou, between the bay of Mont St Michel and the south of Jersey, where the tide can go out for miles and where one has to navigate between sandbanks, rocks and currents.
The concept (which is subject to a word-wide patent) is based upon the integration of a caterpillar system within the hull without affecting its aesthetics, performance, or its seaworthiness."
"The Iguana is a seaworthy boat even in rough seas, a fast boat (40 knots), a high quality good looking boat, a boat capable of travelling short distances on dry land across unstable land, at a low speed, but without the necessity to drive on roads, in the end, a boat easy to live with, both with family and friends.
It is on this basis that Antoine Fritsch succeeded a master stroke in designing, with the help of Tanguy le Bihan (naval architect), an exceptional boat with pure lines and high performance which are not affected by its unique land capabilities."
November 28, 2011 3:22 PM | Water