This page was updated on 12 May 2014 

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No photo AMLUV see Tycon


Ampha (+-1965)

She was built by Vitaly G. Lebedev from Moscow
The goal was - to make it a simplified design, amphibious vehicle,
without complex components like a wheel lift system,
She was build in two years. But many improvements where made over the years.

Engine: (15) from the GAZ-21 75 hp
Gearbox: (17) GAZ-69 from the car "Pobeda"
Transfer case (19) >home-made
Winch (68) home-made

Speed land: 15 km/h  Water: 50 km/h

Hull: riveted sheets 1.5 mm duralumin (D16) The bottom covered with epoxy and fibreglass.

for more info look at:
Yes, it is in Russian
Amphib Alaska

Amphib Alaska

Amphib Alaska
Amphib Alaska (2009)

The amphibious vehicle was conceived, designed and built by an Alaskan entrepreneur and the second prototype has now been completed.

Hull made from: stainless steel/welded aluminium

Engine: Gasoline Chevrolet 4.2 litre aluminium block 265 hp
Engine: Diesel Steyr 250 hp
Length: 7000 width: 3000
Weight: 3000 load: 750 kg
Crew 5
Speed land: 50 water: 50 km/h
Fuel tank 160 litre

Water propulsion: Hamilton single-stage jet pump or a Volvo Penta out-drive.

Track adjustment is hydraulic and automatic
Electric clutch @ 400 ft-lbs. separates engine and water-drive for land operation.


Professional use

Best use ;-)


Me top of the world.

Amphi-Ranger Venice

Amphi-Ranger engine cooling


Amphi-Ranger (1982)

The Amphi-Ranger was a purpose built amphibious four wheel drive amphibious vehicle. A fresh start for fewer compromises in the design. The hull was made of sea-water resistant aluminium alloy.

Production started in 1985

Amphi-Ranger 2000SR:
Engine: 4 cylinder 1954 cc 100 hp 95 octane
Gearbox: 4 + 1 manual
Transfer-box: 2 speed with PTO
Length: 4810 width: 1835 height: 1915 mm
Weight: 1650 load: 600 kg
Speed land: 120 water: 15 km/h
Handbrake: drum on drive shaft
Range: 600 km
Doors: 2 in front and 1 in the rear

Amphi-Ranger 2800SR:
Engine: 2772 cc V6 135 hp 95 octane
Gearbox: 4 + 1 manual
Weight: 1700 load: 550 kg

After 1986 !

Engine 2930 petrol V6 145 hp unleaded 95 octane
Without the 3 way Cat 97 octane
Gearbox: 5 + 1 manual
Transfer-box: 2 speed with PTO
Length: 4700 width: 1930 height: 1970 mm
Weight: 1940 load: 860 kg
Speed land: 140/160 water: 15 km/h
Handbrake: disk on drive shaft
Range land : 450 km water: 20 hours
Doors: 2 in front and 2 in the rear

Suspension: 4 x independent
Brakes: 4 x disc
Fuel: 80 litre optional second tank 80 litre
Tyres: 215R 16
Soft top and/or hard top

Water propulsion is by a propeller that can be retracted by an electric motor.
Only the front wheels do the steering in water.
But there was an optional folding rudder for sale.

Amphi-Ranger propeller up Amphi-Ranger propeller down

The Amphi-Ranger was build by RMA in Germany.
RMA = "Rheinauer Maschinen- und Armaturenbau GmbH".
The last Ranger was build in 1995 and that made total of 66 or 85 Rangers depending on who to believe.

All Amphi-Rangers are different in details!
Somebody ones stated: they are all prototypes.
15 or 19 (left hand drive) where sold to Japan.
3 ? found there way to Australia.

In 1985 it costed 25 000 us $ ?
In 1995 it costed 160.000 us $ ?
Amphibous-folding-trailer Amphibious folding trailer

One of a kind amphibious camper, comes with hitch that attaches to the back of Amphicar, sleeps 2 with plenty of storage underneath the bed. Wired for extra battery that ran a TV and a 12 volt coffee pot, bilge pump, super light weight. Top or back folds down, screen mesh windows inside.
The Amphibear The AmphiBear (2004)

Mait Nilson has came up with the AmphiBear.

Two inflatable pontoons can be raised to travel position for more ground clearance for travels between swimming

It consists of two metal frames, hinged for float and travel position, two textile bags for the inflatable pontoons that are two truck tubes. The Pontoons can be raised to travel position and are secured by several load straps.

To see many more photos go to:
Amphibears Big Brother

Amphibears Big Brother

Amphibears Big Brother
The amphibears Big Brother (2010)

Street legal in Estonia, the floats are counted as load.

Mait Nilson has told me:
To make a SUV to float seems a huge task. But not really!
You just need 2 years of free time, loads of money
and a car you are willing to sink.
Creating a floating kit for an ATV is so much more easy.
Just few months of free time, about $500 and an ATV you are willing to sink.

But here it is a rebuilt Toyota Land Cruiser 120 4D4.

In water: length 10.000 mm (with water drives) width: 4.750 mm
waterline 400 mm (800 mm at the water drives)
Speed water 18 km/h
Two hydraulically powered stern-drives; forward and reverse gears;
turns around on the spot, should stand waves up to 4000 mm (in theory)

On land: length 10.000 mm (with drives); width 2.460 mm, height 3.300 mm,
max. speed 80 km/h.

Built in are: a sleeping place 2 x 700 mm, portable toilet, stove,
Raymarine GPS, echo-sounder, autopilot, bilge pump, front winch, three cameras e.t.c.

To see more photos go to:

Update 2014 she is on a world tour by land and water!

The Amphibian or The Vehicle




The Amphibian or The Vehicle (1996)

Special page

Nick Topping, worked on this versatile amphibious vehicle from 1995 to 1996.
It is capable of speeds of up to 110 km/h on land and 11 km/h knots on water.
The vehicle has been used regularly by Nick since then for both land and super aqua travel. He has been to the Isle of Wight, but believe it or not, Nick cannot swim!

His vehicle is 100% watertight, there is no need for a bilge pump!!!!

The hull is made from steel and the top is made from aluminium sheet, the diesel engine is from a Ford Transit, the gearbox from a Land Rover.
The vehicle has Fiat Van wheels and suspension, and last but not least, a 16" propeller.

All the work was done in his open fronted and in a primitive shed.

The accommodation;
A comfortable 4 berth interior with cooker and sink.

Update (2013)

This vehicle has done a 120 000 km on land and
2000 km (about 250 hours) on water

With the same repairs as what is normal for a (normal) car. :-)

Amphibicar Amphibicar (2002)

This happens when you put a VW Bug engine and Chassis into a 15 foot Starcraft Boat
No picture Amphibicar (1907) see Ravaillier Canot-Voiture-Touriste
Amphibitruck Amphibitruck (2003)

The Amphibitruck is an amphibious vehicle with a 30 hp motor than can climb hills and travel at 20 mph ground speed and up to 8mph in water.

Engine: 30 hp
Every wheel is powered by a hydraulic motor.
Load land: 550 water 360 kg
It has an inboard propeller powered from the engine.
It is located in the hull so that it can slide over rocks without damage.

This vehicle is equipped with 2 hydraulic cylinders which can raise the body 17 inches above the ground.

The above info came from John Brown
AmphiBug AmphiBug (2002)

Yes, it is a Max shell, but is has 2 electrical motors

It was special build for rental purposes so that untrained people can drive this vehicle through an obstacle course and a pond.
It is controlled by a joystick and it has as an option a remote control so that an operators can takeover the control of the vehicle.
Amphi Bus AmphiBus (1985)

The Amphibus created by Jacques Tourigny, is doing his acrobatics since 1985.
Up to 28 people can travel on this Amphib through the streets of the Old Montreal and the Old Port of Montreal, During the trip sometimes on ground, sometimes on water, the guide will enlighten you on the history, the architecture and the geography of the Saint-Laurent River.
Amphi Bus AmphiBus (2001)

This Amphibus offers land and water tours of Toronto. It splash into Lake Ontario.

Speed land: 60 water: 14 km/h

The Amphibus is manufactured near Ottawa Ontario, that is all the info I have.
AmphiCar Amphicar

Amphicar was manufactured in Berlin Germany from 1962 to 1967. 3878 where produced, 3046 went to USA, maybe 500 Amphicars are in regular use, there are 7 in the UK and about 80 in the rest of Europe.
A reasonable estimate is that between 1000 and 2000 Amphicars still exists in some form.

An Amphicar can do 115 km/h on the road and 14 km/h on the water.
The road behavior is as almost all 1960 European saloon cars "nothing to write home about". :-)
Amphicat Amphicat

You can find more about this machine in the museum of ROUTE6x6.

Picture used with permission from ROUTE6x6.


Amphicoach Rotterdam

Amphicoach Rotterdam

Amphicoach Rotterdam


Photo: Christian & Irene

Amphicoach (2005)

More info can be found under Dutch Amphibious Transport Vehicles (DAT)

The Splashtours Rotterdam bus has 2 hydraulic water jets.
In the winter of 2009-2010 she was moon lighting as a ferry bus
between Tiel and Wamel crossing the Waal river.

The start of the tours in Rotterdam WAS many times delayed because of new and newer demands.
But is NOW touring.

Build in Malta:

Build in the Netherlands:

Amphicoach/DAT b.v. give a full money back guarantee, in the Purchase Contract,
should the vehicle not achieve EU certification for road and marine use.

The Amsterdam Amphibus is a hybrid, on the road it runs on diesel
but in the water 198 batteries supply the energy.

They are charged (partly) when the bus drives on the road but at night they are balanced and loaded full.

Amphicruiser  See Dutch Amphibious Transport Amphicruiser (2013)
No photo AmphiGeo See Roehrig Mark




Amphitruck (UK) (1978)

They where build around a Bedford truck.
Three where build, one is still original, all are in good shape.
One was completely overhauled in November 1997 including a new main gear box and a new transfer gear box. This Amphitruck was used to deliver supplies to an Island on the west coast of Scotland.

There was a web side from 2000 to 2004 and it was back in 2010.

Engine: Bedford diesel developing 103 hp at 2,600 rpm
Transfer box: 2-speed with PTO
Tyres: 11.00 \D7 20

Length: 9200 width: 2460 height: (top of cab, road) 2460 mm
Load area: 5500 \D7 2100
Weight: 5000  load: 3000 kg
Speed land: 90 water: 12.5 km/h

Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP

The vehicle will float in 1 m depth of water.
But needs 100 mm more for every ton load.
There is engine and other access through panels in the hull.

The cab can be removed.

Text taken from there web side:

Amphitruck offers a cost-effective route to capacity, versatility and ease of maintenance which no other amphibious vehicle can match.

Amphitruck AT400 (1980) Krupp

Amphitruck AT400 (1980) Krupp
Amphitruck AT400 (DE) (1980)

There were several vehicles called Amphitruck. This one is developed by Buckau-Walther and build by the German Krupp.

The truck was first shown in spring 1980 . It had 4WD and very high ground clearance. Good manoeuvrability in the water because of one central rudder prop under the drivers house. That is why it moves backwards in the water.

Engine: 12 cylinder air-cooled turbo Deutz diesel
Speed land 40 water 10 km/h
Length: 13 000 height: 4000 mm
Range: 50 ? km

Load: 20 000 kg either on pallets or in a container, from ships waiting outside harbour to points inland.

Picture and info was send in by Ren\E9 Pohl the author of the book "Mit dem Auto baden gehen", Soled out.

AMX 10 AMX 10 (1968)

GIAT Industries AMX-10P Infantry Combat Vehicle

The prototype was developed in response to a requirement by the French Army for an amphibious infantry combat vehicle. It is propelled by two water jets.

The Indonesian Marines have a version with enhanced water jets, spaced-armour buoyancy tanks on front and rear, and a much smaller, simpler turret (presumably to save weight). Like the Urutu, it is claimed to have an "open sea" capability for amphibious assault.

Most of the info was send in by Harold Smith.

Anfibio Anfibio

No idea what it is :)
Or what the front is :)

It is not a Goer, that is known.

If you want to send E-Mail to the web master (Amphi)Hans Rosloot