The French company Iguana is preparing to launch a new amphibious boat with record characteristics – called Iguana Pro – inspired by its previous models intended for military and emergency functions. It is designed to outsprint every other amphibian on the market with a peak output of 900 horsepower.
The boat is a six-seat military-focused RIB, already capable of speeds up to 55 knots (101.9 km/h). However, the work is also being done on adapting the design for the civilian market, with two seats and pure focus on performance, with two twin 450-horsepower outboards.
Fully designed and built for speed, the boat is an all-terrain and rugged Iguana made for performance. It offers a reinforced tube and hull, as well as a reinforced mobility system. Its raptor painting and all-black military look assert its identity. The driver’s and passenger’s seats are Ullman seats designed to protect from injury linked to high speeds; it takes care of the high forces during impact.
It rolls on a pair of Kevlar-reinforced rubber tracks, connected to the hull by strong hydraulically retractable struts. In the water, the tracks are pulled up and out of the way greatly, adding minimal drag when cruising. The tracks are suitable for any type of terrain, from soft sand to mud and moss-covered rocks. With their help, Iguana Pro can climb inclines up to 40 degrees, maintaining balance and stability.
While in water, its speed is very high, on land, it is much slower and more careful. The boat can be safely and securely parked in a garage and then driven into the water without the need for a towing vehicle or trailer. In just a few minutes, you can be in the water and moving quickly.