Fastest Amphibious Vehicle-world record set by Sealegs
7] AUCKLAND, New Zealand--Hitting record breaking speeds of over
100kph, a Sealegs 6.1m rigid inflatable boat today sped to new World
Record fastest on water speed for an amphibious vehicle in Sydney
harbour, this morning. 500m of water was covered in the World Record
time of just under 18seconds.
Photo: With Australian director Will Burrell at the
wheel, the Sealegs RIB speeds to a World Fastest record on Sydney
Harbour today. (enlarge
already hold the World Record for smashing Sir Richard Branson’s
crossing of the English Channel in an amphibious vehicle in 2005,
so Sealegs is thrilled to have set a new World Record in Australian
Australian Director Will Burrell, who took the wheel
during the exhilarating 500m run in Rose Bay said “we are thrilled
to be the new World Record holders for the fastest on water amphibious
vehicle – and especially to have had the opportunity to do the run
with such a beautiful backdrop – we had near perfect conditions
today and hit a top speed of 105kp.
“This World Record proves that Sealegs
boats are not just a practical concept and innovative idea, but
a serious piece of equipment, with significant boating abilities
– both on the water and off.”
The revolutionary amphibious boats which are designed
and manufactured in New Zealand, have the capability to seamlessly
enter and exit the water at the push of a button and have already
proved popular with waterfront property owners, emergency services
and people with restricted mobility.
paired up with Evinrude outboard motors for the attempt and used
an Evinrude E-Tec 225HP high output motor to hit the world record
breaking speeds. Already operating at full capacity, Sealegs have
proven popular all around the world, taking orders from Italian
Fire Brigade, remote holiday resorts and even retirees who find
regular boats difficult to launch.