Amphibious superyacht limo tender developed by Nouvoyage
by Malcolm MacLean
USA company Nouvoyage holds a patent for a 10m vehicle/vessel it calls the world's first amphibious limousine.
Capable of 30 knots on the water and motorway speeds on land, the Limousine Tender 33 is aimed squarely at superyacht owners. Nouvoyage has also talked to government contractors about possible military uses for the craft's patented technology.
According to company founder Martin Bodley, the Limousine Tender 33 improves on existing amphibious vehicles in that it handles both land and sea travel very smoothly.
Nouvoyage’s quantum improvements include dramatically higher speeds, increased land and water range, simple and reliable drivelines, better fuel efficiency, open water classification, climate controlled spaces, convertible roofs and windows, luxury interiors and a restroom onboard.
Bodley comments, 'In addition to technological breakthroughs, we’ve paid close attention to being green. Nouvoyage amphibious yachts and vehicles are environmentally designed with rugged commercial series diesel electric drivelines enabling significantly less fuel consumption.'