You are here

We want this Sealegs speedboat

Read more on:

Chances are, you’ll have woken up one morning and thought to yourself ‘I should buy a boat’. But then reality bites - trailers, tow cars, lack of availability in terrifying military camo, that sort of thing. 

Luckily, a New Zealand company called Sealegs has come up with this. It mashes together a rigid inflatable boat, a sort of Reliant Robin-ish three-wheel SUV, and many, many awesomes.

It works like this. The two rear 25-inch tyres are powered by a 24hp, four-stoke air-cooled Honda v-twin, which is mounted under the center console. To steer it, you use the normal boat wheel, which is hooked up to a hydraulic system on the front wheel.

Once you’ve puttered to the beach and into the water, you hit a switch, and some marinised hydraulic cylinders raise the wheels, allowing you to speed off using a traditional outboard motor of your choice.

This, or Jeremy’s Toyboata?

Share this page: 

What do you think?

This service is provided by Disqus and is subject to their privacy policy and terms of use. Please read Top Gear’s code of conduct (link below) before posting.

Promoted content