Gibbs Technologies has teamed up with Saleen Inc to manufacture the first major amphibious civilian vehicle since 1961

Gibbs Technologies has teamed up with Saleen Inc to manufacture the first major amphibious civilian vehicle since 1961. The Aquada High Speed Amphibian (HSA), which has a top speed of 35 knots on water and 110 mph on land, has been in development for 10 years

The three-seater Aquada, based on the Mazda Miata, complies with all appropriate marine and road safety regulations and will sell for about $85,000 (£50,000). Production of the hybrid craft is likely to be centred in Michigan, near Gibbs newly established corporate offices just outside Detroit.