Monday 13 May 2013


Watch it on YouTube : WATER FLOATING BUS

The Amfibus is an amphibious bus which was considered as a replacement for the Renfrew Ferry across the River Clyde. 
The Amfibus is based on a Volvo chassis and made by Dutch Amphibious Transport Vehicles BV, Nijmegen, Gelderland. Each Amfibus costs £700,000.Propulsion in the water is by water jets. The Amfibus is capable of 60 mph (97 km/h) on land and 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) on water.

When SPT ceased to operate the Renfrew Ferry on 31 March 2010, one option for replacement was the Amfibus, capable of both driving on the road and sailing across the river. The Amfibus had previously been trialled by Splashtours in Rotterdam Harbour, where it successfully coped with the wash from tugs and cargo ships. Trials on the Clyde took place on 8 and 9 February 2010. It was not without problems as one of the bus' airbags worked loose. The Amfibus was not selected to continue the service. However in July 2011 a similar vehicle started a tourist cruise service running direct from Schiphol airport to the Amsterdam canals.



Watch it on YouTube : WATER FLOATING BUS

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