Ditch the Trailer
Judging from the reactions at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, this yet-unclassified craft has plenty of appeal. The Iguana 24 is still a prototype, but the Iguana 29 is already in construction at the shipyard in Normandy, France. The brainchild of a former Accenture executive, the Iguana craft is an amphibious vehicle moved by rubber tracks on land and a Mercury outboard on water. The aluminum prototype does 36 knots easily, and the ride is smooth and exhilarating. Throw in modern styling by Paris-based industrial designers Fritsch-Durisotti, a wave-piercing bow and beautiful leather upholstery, and the result is an amazing boat for up to eight passengers that has the ability to climb out of the water even at a steep angle. A single Kohler generator operates the tracks, which are raised or lowered hydraulically. Land speed is only around 7 miles per hour, but it’s sufficient.
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