Except outer space. Oh, and people trapped in a burning zeppelin. This maritime wonder would need a couple of rotor blades to make it airborne.
It looks kinda ridiculous to be honest. There have been tons of designs for amphibious all-terrain seacraft before and this newfangled Sealegs–the brand name for an entire family of specialized speedboats–looks pretty kooky. But hey, if you’re enthusiastic about running on land and then water (or vise versa) pronto, then maybe this is the vehicle for you.
The Sealegs pictured above is the largest of the bunch, a 7.1 meter craft with three retractable wheels that can go up to 6 mph on rugged terrain. (Take note this isn’t street ready and is prohibited on public roads.) It’s much faster on water though, being capable of zipping across the waves at 48mph.
More than just an eccentric choice for a family vacation, the Sealegs is a useful rescue vessel that can carry up to 8 people plus the driver. It’s also perfect for marine operations and is reportedly being used by the Thai Royal Navy.
But as mentioned a few sentences up, the Sealegs can only become the ultimate boat when it gets a twin rotor upgrade for heliborne operations. Man, that would totally rule.
Via GizmodoFiled Under: Design News, Geeky Stuff