HISTORY

A Problem, An Idea, A Solution

GENESIS

The Tides of Normandy

Normandy is one of the most tidal region in the world. The Iguana was born from the will to overcome the difficult access to the sea by building the most all terrain amphibious vehicule while still remaining a super capable boat.

Navigate With No Constraints

The Iguana was founded on one man’s desire to enjoy boating without constraints. A boat which does not need to be anchored, berthed, or trailered is a boat that can be enjoyed anytime anywhere.

When Dreams Become Reality

When Antoine Brugidou started to talk about his idea of making boats able to land and launch on their own, many looked at him amusedly. Thanks to its tenacity, his solid engineer background, and his passion, today Iguana Yachts is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful company in the marine industry.

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“Take the best and improve it. If it doesn’t exist, design it”

Antoine Brugidou
Founder & President

TOP ENGINEERS & DESIGNERS

A completely new innovation was born with four top French designers and engineers.

Antoine Brugidou

Antoine Brugidou

Top-Level Engineer

Top-level engineer (graduated from the prestigious Ecole Centrale Paris) former worldwide executive of the consultancy firm Accenture.

Antoine Fritsch

Antoine FRITSCH

Designer From Fritsch-Durisotti

Specialist in the design of industrial products since 1993 who have worked with some of the biggest international brands.

Vivien Durisotti

VIVIEN DURISOTTI

Designer From Fritsch-Durisotti

Designer partner and art director at Fritsch Durisotti Design Studio since 2006.

Florent De La Barre

Florent de la barre

Top-Level Engineer

Graduated from the prestigious Ecole Centrale Paris, Florent worked on making the first Iguana prototype.

TIMELINE

2008

2011

2013

2016

2018

2020

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Mobility
System

The Iguana mobility system is developped and patented in France with the rest of the world to follow before 2014.

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First
Model

Iguana Yachts developped the first amphibious boat with tracks, the Iguana 24.

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Boat in the
Middle-East

The first Iguana model is sold to a Middle-East resident, it is the beginning of the internationalization of the brand.

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Electric
Drive

The first electric amphibious boat is developped, it is a new turn towards sustainability for Iguana Yachts.

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Commuter
Model

The brand creates its 4th and most technologically advanced model, the Commuter.

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Expansion

The brand has now boats in over 20 countries across 6 continents. They are used for all purposes from watersports and taxis to superyachts tenders.

TIMELINE

2008 Mobility System

The Iguana mobility system is developped and patented in France with the rest of the world to follow before 2014.

2011 First Model

Iguana Yachts developped the first amphibious boat with tracks, the Iguana 24.

2013 Boat in the Middle-East

The first Iguana model is sold to a Middle-East resident, it is the beginning of the internationalization of the brand.

2016 Electric Drive

The first electric amphibious boat is developped, it is a new turn towards sustainability for Iguana Yachts.

2018 Commuter Model

The brand creates its 4th and most technologically advanced model, the Commuter.

2020 Expansion

The brand has now boats in over 20 countries across 6 continents. They are used for all purposes from watersports and taxis to superyachts tenders.

SUCCESS STORY

5 Years of R&D

Consistent growth since the launch of the first boat in 2011 and double-digit progression in the last 12 years means there are now Iguana vessels sailing in every continent across the globe. The company recently raised a substantial capital investment of more than 2 M€.

Mobility Patent

The Iguana Mobility System offers a way of incorporating a set of tracks into a boat’s hulls, without compromising its excellent hydrodynamic properties. With patents in 8 major economic regions this worldwide protected concept represents the major novelty of the industry. Giving the ability to built the most powerful amphibious boats with the lowest ground pressure and the best boat performance.

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“Once I owned the Iguana I knew there was a real need for the product. There is no way it will not succeed”

Stéphane
Owner & Investor

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