Why bother with a ten­der when you can drive up the beach in this am­phibi­ous RIB?

Motorboat & Yachting - - New Gear -

Iguana burst onto the mar­ket a cou­ple of years ago with an am­phibi­ous de­sign that in­te­grated fold­ing cater­pil­lar tracks into the shape of the hull al­low­ing it to clam­ber up the beach even through waves up to 4ft high.

The new X line is a way of pro­vid­ing that same amaz­ing am­phibi­ous tech­nol­ogy at a lower price point. First to hit the wa­ter (or the shore of course) is a 10-me­tre RIB called the X100. It will carry 16 peo­ple (RCD cat­e­gory C, or 8 at cat­e­gory B), has a fully en­closed head hid­den be­neath the con­sole, and comes fit­ted with a 300hp out­board en­gine, all for €220,000.

How­ever, as ever, that’s only the start. You can add a T-top, se­lect ex­tra seat­ing or rock out to a full sound sys­tem. Or you can sim­ply dou­ble the power with twin out­boards in­stead of a sin­gle, kick­ing the top speed up to 47 knots. On shore those cater­pil­lar tracks spread the load so ef­fec­tively that if you can walk on the sur­face, you can drive the boat across it too. PRICE From €220,000


Fold­ing cater­pil­lar tracks al­low the new X100 RIB to crawl up most beaches

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