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This Fishing Boat Has Legs!

You've never seen a fishing boat like this amphibious vessel.

Iguana X Fisher

Photo: Iguana Yachts

You say you're sick and tired of hitching up the trailer and hauling your fishing boat to the ramp? You'd rather just jump behind the helm and drive that boat directly from the garage to the latest hotspot? That'll be a piece of cake if you own an Iguana X Fisher.

This 30-foot outboard-and-electric-powered amphibious oddity has a set of hydraulically deployed legs and treads that can amble along over asphalt and saunter over the sand at jogging speeds (top end on land is about 4.3 mph). Drive it right into the water, press a button, and the legs and treads retract into the hull — and then in its fully aquatic form the Iguana can bolt across the bay at up to 55 mph.

Iguana X Fisher rod holder

Photo: Iguana Yacht

Iguana has been making amphibious boats since 2011, but the X Fisher is the builder's first dedicated fishing model. It comes fully rigged with rod holders, a macerated fishbox, a livewell, and a raw water washdown, and has a fishy center-console layout that's very much like those of modern saltwater fishing boats. And with more than 100 gallons of fuel capacity, it can get you all the way from the turnpike to the tuna grounds. $380,000 | iguanayachts.com

Author

Lenny Rudow

New Boats, Fishing & Electronics Editor, BoatUS Magazine

Top tech writer and accomplished sports fisherman, BoatUS Magazine Contributing Editor Lenny Rudow has written seven practical boating books, won 30 awards from Boating Writers International — many for his marine electronics articles – and two for excellence from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He judges the NMMA Innovation Awards, and is Angler in Chief at FishTalk, his own Chesapeake-based publication. A great teacher and inspirational writer, Lenny hosts many of BoatUS Magazine’s very-popular how-to videos, which can be found on the BoatUS YouTube channel, or at BoatUS.com