PERROS GUIREC, France – It is a huge hassle for vacationers to carry a boat to a beach and then push it into the water. It’s a time consuming exercise.
A French company solved this problem by making an amphibious boat.
“Boat enthusiasts no longer have to spend up to two hours getting their ship into the water. You can now just take your amphibious boat to a beach and start boating right away, said Christophe Le Bitoux, sales manager. TRINGAboat, the French manufacturer of amphibious boats.
The images released by the company show the first street-compliant amphibious boat that can go in and out of the ocean in less than a minute, and it has been compared to something made of one James Bond Movie.
Bitoux said the patented amphibious boat was the first in the world to be driven on roads.
Countless people have compared the boat to something that ‘007’ would sail, Le Bitoux said, adding, “This boat would be pretty much at home in a James Bond movie, which has to do with being in no time and can walk out of the water. Park your boat in front of a casino and go in before you get out and head straight into the water – no one else can! “
He said their order book was full and that customers from around the world had shown interest.
Although the boat passed all safety tests for driving on the roads in France, it was another six years before the authorities granted approval.
Certificates of Conformity from the European Union requested, he said, adding that Brexit would in no way affect their ability to do business in the UK.
The invention can also be driven and used in the United States, such as Florida, where, according to Le Bitoux, there is often a line of boats waiting to get into the water.
In France, “the average time it takes to put a normal boat in the water is between an hour and an hour and a half.”Using his hydraulic wheel system, he said it takes less than a minute to get the boat into the water and only about two minutes after the wheel hatches close to drain the water from them.
The order book for the boat is full as customers from all over the world have shown interest. (TRINGAboat / Real Press)
Once in the water, various models of their boat, including the TRINGA T650, can travel at speeds of over 30 knots, the company’s managing director claimed.
The current wait time from order to delivery is about three months as all boats are assembled in-house and hand-top-down, Le Bitoux said.
TRINGAboat products come with indicator lights, front and rear cameras that also have night vision, windshield wipers and numerous other conveniences that one would expect from the latest models of modern cars, he said.
There are three models of the boat, all of which are very customizable. You can also interact with smartphones and connect to the internet, which makes the invention a “smartboat”.
The TRINGA T650 Armoric costs 124,900 EUR (152,193.15 USD), the TRINGA T650 Premium costs 139,900 EUR (170,470.95 USD) and the top model TRINGA T650 Exclusive costs 159,900 EUR (194,841.35 USD).
Returning to James Bond, the hero used a number of vehicles to fight his enemies. Bond’s vehicles are equipped with novel devices that enable him not only to maneuver city streets, but also harsh landscapes, seas and skies. They are armed with firearms and anti-tracking systems, etc.
An example of an amphibious bond vehicle is Lotus Esprit S1which was used by him in “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977). His nickname is “Wet Nellie” and is loaded with weapons like cannons that spray the vehicles with wet cement as they pursue them. It also has a rocket launcher.
(Edited by Shirish Vishnu Shinde and Megha Virendra Choudhary.)