Crossbreed a Ford F-550 and a 24-foot Kingfisher patrol boat. The result would be a fast amphibian that might look something like this.
The story behind Gibbsâ€™ High Speed Amphibians is one that has been created by teams across the globe. In fact, company leaders say Gibbsâ€™ use of technology leaders across the continents is really at the core of what it has created.
There have been plenty of amphibious vehicles. Skid steers like the Argo, MAX ATV, Hydratek, cars like the Amphicar, German military Schwimmwagen, DUKWs (or more commonly known as Ducks), LARCs, Dutton, Sea Roader. There have also been one-offs, some of them built by backyard hobbyists, others, like the RinSpeed sQuba, expensive, but impractical design exercises.