The company Ocean Craft Marine has created the ASIS Amphibious Boat, a boat that can be driven over the land. This type of boats has been called AMP boats that take the nature and lightness of a rigid hull inflatable boat combined with a built-in amphibious system to provide flexibility to boat owners and solve some of the common problems associated with being a boat owner. This type of design began in Europe, but now it has arrived to USA.
This boat has five different models and feature air-filled sponsors with five air chambers on each side that absorb 30 percent of the shock created from bigger waves or chop. Stapleton, the director of sales and marketing of the brand, claimed that their boats “still have a full deep-v hull like any other center console, with reverse chines to create an air pocket under the boat with their concave shape, the difference is there is 30 percent less fiberglass with the RHIB design, stopping just above the waterline, and making the boat lighter and more fuel-efficient”. It has some things that are only available for U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, police and fire rescue.
The boat on the water has a top speed of 50 mph and in the amphibious part it has a system that includes a 40 horsepower engine and going to 9 mph on land, but it not a legal vehicle out the water. One of the novelties for the amphibious world it that it has four wheels, the competitors, like Sealegs, use to have three wheels.
This boat can be acquired, and about the price Stapleton has said “we have more choice based on your needs and individual boating mission, these boats are about value and cost savings in terms of ownership is better than any boat on the market I can think of”. This boat has a price of $300,000, with $90,000 being made up of the amphibious system.