Where can I buy an Iguana Yacht?

Our manufacturing plant is in Caen, Normandy. We have demonstration models available across the world. Simply complete one of our contact forms and we will come to you. 

How do owners use their boats?

The iguana is not a gadget. The average Iguana is purchased by people who actually use them more than any other normal boat. Be it used as a commuter to get to the main land every day from an island, as a tender to disembark passengers with dry feet from a yacht, as a day boat that you can launch from the garden of your waterfront home, as an explorer to get as close as possible to wild coast usually unaccessible by traditional boats… Iguanas have multiple applications for private and professional use.

How strong is the boat?

The landing gear frame is made of marine grade aluminum, the hull is highly reinforced with sandwich structural elements of epoxy and carbon which increase the stiffness of the boat and its overall performance. The architecture of the mobility system is oversized so resists impacts when hitting the ground. All materials used are shock absorbent both on land and sea. 

How heavy is the Iguana?

The boat’s 3 tonne mass is spread evenly over the wide tracks so the footprint left on the sand is no deeper than a human and will simply be washed away in the surf. 

Is it easy to land?

The gunnels of the Iguana are 2m high which allows a dry and safe land to sea transition even in waves up to 1.2m. Deployment of the landing gear takes only 10 seconds. 

What type of terrain can it be driven on?

Low ground pressure combined with extreme torque make soft sandy beaches are naturally easy. As for mud, if a human can walk on it, so can the Iguana. Pebbles and rocks are equally effortless.

How does the landing gear work?

The simple touch of a button on the Iguana Management System lowers and raises the landing gear. Driven by stainless steel hydraulic jacks, the landing gear folds and deploys in 10 seconds and folds seamlessly into the ergonomically designed hull. 

Whats the max payload?

The exceptionally light weight hull and uncompromised design allow the Iguana to carry heavy loads like no other amphibious boat. The boat’s have more than 2 tonne capacity and can carry up to 16 guests. 

How long can it be driven?

Fuel tanks of up to 500 litres can achieve a range of up to 150 nautical miles 25 hours on land. A lot of exploring!

Are the maintenance costs high?

Because the Iguana can be safely stored on land the maintenance is massively reduced when compared to a standard boat. Any maintenance is easy because everything is so accessible. 

Can the Iguana be stored on land?

The Iguana is made to stay on her tracks constantly so can be stored year round on land.

How long does the electric land drive last?

The electric land drive is whisper quiet and has a range of up to 1,5 hours which can be extended with additional batteries if required. 

What is the turning circle?

The counter rotating track capabilities provide extreme precision for sharp turns or parking, moving both forward and backward.

Is the boat environmentally conscious?

Because there is no need for a pontoon, a marina or a harbour which impacts the environment. There is no antifouling or chemical protection which leaks into the ocean. And no deterioration of the boat while anchored. 

Where are Iguana Yachts manufactured?

The boats are manufactured in Normandy, France. Many of the parts are locally sourced and supplied. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit our manufacturing facility.

Is there a risk of corrosion?

Marine grade aluminum, rubber, Kevlar and stainless steel are all used in the landing gear. The hull is made of an epoxy foam and carbon fiber sandwich to ensure the boat can endure the harshest conditions. This has proven to be very efficient since 2013. 

What warranty and aftercare is available?

All our clients are offered a service pack ensuring a multi year warranty and a 24/7 aftercare service. We fix 90% of issues remotely over the phone with our owners. 

How steep can it climb?

16° / 29 % is the maximum straight gradient, this is for example the slope needed to load on a flatbed trailer or recovery truck. On variable slopes, the capacity is huge. During our own heavy duty trials, our testing team climbed a soft sand dune of 47% (for security reasons we strongly recommend you do not try this, passengers could not stay in, they would roll out!)

What is the top speed?

The tracks seamlessly fold into the hull above the water line so the boat’s sleek lines remain intact. The deep-V carbon fiber bow is designed to cut waves achieving speeds over 55 mph while the land drive runs at speeds of 4.5 mph. 

How long has Iguana Yachts been selling boats?

Our premier amphibious Iguana was delivered to our first client in 2013 in Bahrain, a location well known for its very harsh conditions (salt temperature, moisture and sand). She is still operational and used on a regular basis. Since then more than 50 boats have been delivered around the world and used daily to the satisfaction of their owners. 

Is it possible to drive on roads and highways?

The Iguana is not produced as a road vehicle. The restrictions of road driving depend on the local authorities. While the authorisation to drive short distances on quiet roads is usually not difficult to obtain. We cannot guarantee this will be granted.