Getting stuck behind a coach is something one associates with road travel, but coaches will soon be taking to the water too.

Getting stuck behind a coach is something one associates with road travel, but coaches will soon be taking to the water too. Scotsman George Smith has developed a 50-seater Amphicoach able to take passengers on both land and water.

The vehicle has taken more than six years to develop, and complies with all relevant European Union legislation for passenger vehicles and passenger vessels. Once it is afloat its rear wheels retract into its marine-grade aluminium hull, and its jet-drive gives the vehicle a speed of more than 8 knots.

Production of the Amphicoach is to be set initially at 12 vehicles per year.