The first commercially available amphibious vehicle capable of decent speeds--45 miles per hour on both land and water--is expected to go on sale in the U.S. by the end of this year. At $40,000 a pop, the Quadski is an expensive ATV (most go for less than $10,000), and it's even expensive next to both an all-terrain vehicle and a personal watercraft (which retail somewhat more expensively than ATVs, but not by that much). But its amphibious nature is pretty dazzling: just drive into the water, push a button, the wheels retract upward, and five seconds later you're cruising. The Quadski's maker, Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians, hopes to sell 1,000 of them next year.
I can definitely see Navy SEALs using a military version of this. All black or camo, can hold a lot of their ammo and equipment...quick insertion and exfil.
it will be an even more interesting vehicle if it could submerge!
I most definitely want one of these. They look like absolutely amazing fun. I want one and I want one right now!!!
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