SEALEGS FOR AUSSIE ECO-TOUR COMPANY
Sealegs International has begun supplying componentry for the first of three amphibious craft being built for an Australian ecotourism operator.
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys (PWJ) has commissioned the RIBS, designed by Naiad Design NZ, built by Kirby Marine in Australia and amphibiously enabled by Sealegs.
The craft will feature Sealegs Amphibious Enablement System (AES) 100, which can support a payload of thirty passengers along with two crew.
PWJ opted for the amphibious solution for the sensitive National Park location, where construction of coastline infrastructure – such as a wharf – is not possible. Says PWJ owner Robert Pennicott, “The Sealegs technology allows us to share a spectacular coastal environment with visitors in a way that wasn’t possible before.” Sealegs System 100 supports a fully amphibious payload of more than 6.5 tonnes, including propelling it on land in forward and reverse at up to 10 km/h. www.sealegs.com