Is it a boat, is it a car……?


Well the answer is in fact that is it both (but not at the same time!). It is the latest vehicle developed by Gibbs Amphibians and is both a water and road legal vehicle.

Humdinga (8) @ Bargehouse Road 19-05-16

Over the last few days Gibbs have been trialing the vehicle known as the ‘Humdinga’ along the river Thames in London.

Humdinga (28) @ Bargehouse Road 19-05-16

They have also made a number of runs down the river to North Woolwich to use the recently repaired Port of London Authority slipway at Bargehouse Road to show off the versatility of the vehicle.

Humdinga (34) @ Bargehouse Road 19-05-16

As you can imagine it causes some interesting reactions when a boat drives out of the river and then heads off down the road!

Humdinga (40) @ Bargehouse Road 19-05-16

Humdinga (47) @ Bargehouse Road 19-05-16

It is also interesting that it is no slouch on the water with impressive acceleration and speed!

Humdinga (62) @ Bargehouse Road 19-05-16

It must have caused more than a few double-take moments for other river users too.

Humdinga (56) @ Bargehouse Road 19-05-16

The team were out on the Thames again the next day doing another high speed run up to North Woolwich.

Humdinga (14) @ Gallions Reach 20-05-16

Then in the afternoon the action moved to the Royal Docks (sadly, again, no information from RoDMA about these events in the Docks – yet another missed PR opportunity!) with Gibbs bringing four of their vehicles out to play.

Gibbs Amphibians (14) @ RVD 20-05-16

These were the Humdinga which is a amphibious utility vehicle:

Gibbs Amphibians (26) @ RVD 20-05-16

The Aquada which is an amphibious sports car:

Gibbs Amphibians (36) @ RVD 20-05-16

The Terraquad which is an amphibious Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV):

Gibbs Amphibians (82) @ RVD 20-05-16

The final vehcile was the Quadski XL which is a quad bike combined with a jetski:

Gibbs Amphibians (22) @ RVD 20-05-16

There are a number of other vehicles in their range which can be seen here.

Gibbs Amphibians (43) @ RVD 20-05-16

For some more pictures of Humdinga in the Thames click here and for more pictures of the vehicles in the Royal Docks click here.

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