Amphibious Iguana 24

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Resembling something from a science fiction movie, the amphibious Iguana 24 is a Euro-sleek center console with a wave-piercing hull and a cruising speed of more than 35 knots with a 250-hp Mercury outboard.

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When it’s time to come ashore, two tread mechanisms on motorized hydraulic arms come out of the hull and raise the boat so it can drive on land for high-and-dry disembarking. Built in France, the 24-footer’s MSRP starts at around $249,000. There is also a 29-foot version. Iguana Yachts, www.iguanayachts.com.

January 2013 issue