Barry 2019-11-25

UAE built amphibious boat builder, ASIS Boats has appointed Auckland based Gulfland Marine as their New Zealand distributor.

Utilising the New Zealand developed, Orion amphibious technology, ASIS produce a wide range of boats from 5.1m to 12m, available both in standard or amphibious form. Craig Lewis, MD of Gulfland Marine says he is very excited about being able to offer his clients an amphibious alternative. The first two models to arrive in the country will be an 8.4m and 7.1m RIB.

Unlike other amphibious boat options, the ASIS/Orion package has twin wheels on the bow. The Amphibious system consists of motorised, retractable and steerable wheels, powering the boat with off-water capabilities. The entire system is marinised and stays completely out of the water while underway. This means there is no compromise to on-water performance. Once fitted with the amphibious technology, any ASIS boat will be able to travel directly between land and sea by the use of four retractable wheels with a hydraulic system linked to an inboard motor.

ASIS offer fibreglass or aluminium hulls and all models from Gulfland Marine will be powered by Mercury outboards. The first boats are due in early January 2020.

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