The San Diego Seals fleet consists of 5 amphibious vehicles produced specifically for the tourism industry and for search/rescue operations. They are capable of operating in high winds, rains, and floods. They can drive into an area of heavy flooding and simply boat through it. These vehicles feature high performance all wheel drive, turbo diesel engine, automatic transmission, heavy-duty suspension system, 49 passengers or 8,000 lbs. of cargo capacity, 75 mph on road speed and 7 knots in the water.
These are the only amphibious vehicles ever made that could be driven high speed coast to coast if you wanted to. In water, floor level to the water is only about 15" this aids in water rescue and ease of loading victims and rescue personnel from the water. Supplies loading and unloading is easy with a 48" wide door, which is standard on the search and rescue versions. Large open deck area provides plenty of room for generators, rescue gear, litters, search gear, fire fighting equipment, etc.
These vessels are completely U.S.Coast Guard approved and meet all regulations for passenger vessels. Meet department of transportation requirements and in fact even come equipped with driver and passenger side air bags. Every effort has been made to make these vehicles the strongest and safest possible.
By kjfitz @ 2007-08-08 17:32:36